The Lemelson Center of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History offers the fascinating stories behind such inventions as the electric guitar, quartz watch, and artificial heart. Guides for teachers, students, inventors and historians are included. courtesy of netTrekker
A Hungarian Holocaust Survivor Tells His Life Story This is an excellent resource to use in the classroom to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day. A Jewish boy from Hungary tells the story of his life before and during the Holocaust. His is a powerful story of survival amid total devastation. This
The Spirituals Project, The Story of the Spirituals The Spirituals Project at the University of Denver is nothing short of a revelation. Outlining the cultural and historical beginnings of spirituals and their continuing influence, the site brings together an impressive array of scholarship,
The Story of Exodus An animated retelling of the story of Exodus, designed for young learners and created from a non-denominational Protestant viewpoint. The story unfolds a step at a time, beginning with Moses' call to lead the Israelis away from Egypt. Subsequent episodes tell of the ten plagues, the
Story of the Universe The story of the universe is told in this engaging site by the European Space Agency. The history of European space science is timelined with dates ranging from 1066 to present day. The birth of galaxies, the big bang, and the beginnings of life on Earth are all discussed here.