Historical websites are the backbone of my internet searching on a daily basis. Sure I visit espn.com and various news websites but if I am in a bored mood or need a short-term distraction I am looking to read something on history. One of those sites I like to visit and has a ton of value especially for students and teachers is Digital History at www.digitalhistory.uh.edu.
Supported by the College of Education at the University of Houston this website lays out simply and effectively various sources on American History. One of my favorite functions on the website is the timeline which gives an easy way to search all of American History by era and breaks down the search into four subcategories: Media, Documents, Textbook, and Teaching. Beyond the timeline are various categories which are smartly designed and allow for quick searches on different topics that can be fun to read and few websites offer.
Digital History has partnered with some of the top resources out there in order to create this extensive database of historical information. I highly recommend this website for anyone that is researching a topic of American History or simply looking to browse around and read something new and interesting.