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9/11 Memorial Museum
9/11 Memorial Museum

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
American Automobile Association (AAA) Foundation for Traffic Safety

Abolition of slavery (primary source doc)
The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1865, prohibited slavery

Abraham Lincoln Institute
Abraham Lincoln Institute - educational resources for studying the life of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois

Academic Decathlon
United States Academic Decathlon, program begun in 1968 by Dr. Robert Peterson (1920-2003)with headquarters in Minnesota

Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park - Maine (National Park Service, NPS)

Adler Planetarium
Adler Planetarium in Chicago

Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)
Aerospace Industries Association based in Arlington, Virginia

African American Museum of Iowa
African American Museum of Iowa in Cedar Rapids

Air Zoo
Air Zoo - air and space museum in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Alabama
the official website of the state of Alabama; Montgomery (capital)

Alaska
the official website of the state of Alaska; Juneau (capital)

Alaska Climate Research Center
The Alaska Climate Research Center at the Univ. of Alaska in Fairbanks

Algal blooms
information on harmful algal blooms by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

Amelia Earhart
Official website of Amelia Earhart (1897-1937), pioneer woman aviator

American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Pediatrics - recommendations for children's health and safety

American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC)
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC): administers 25 permanent American military cemeteries located around the world

American Battle Monuments Commission educator resources
Resources for educators by the American Battle Monuments Commission

American Birding Association
American Birding Association; founded in 1968 and based in Delaware

American Chemical Society, ACS
American Chemical Society (ACS) - founded in 1876 in New York City by thirty-five chemists

American Discovery Trail
a coast to coast hiking trail that covers 6,000 miles in 15 states

American Eagle Foundation (AEF)
American Eagle Foundation, based in Tennessee

American Farm Bureau Federation
American Farm Bureau Federation

American Federation of Arts
American Federation of Arts in New York City

American Gothic House Center
American Gothic House Center in Eldon, Iowa; house that inspired Grant Wood's 'American Gothic' painting

American Heart Association
American Heart Association, AHA

American Hiking Society
American Hiking Society, founded in 1976 with headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland

American Institute of Architects
The American Institute of Architects - headquarters located in Washington D.C.

American Legion
formed in 1919 by veterans of World War I

American Library Association (ALA)
American Library Association (ALA)

American Meteor Society
American Meteor Society - founded in 1911

American Museum of Natural History
American Museum of Natural History in New York City

American Museum of Science and Energy
American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

American Red Cross
American Red Cross

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
American Veterinary Medical Association

American Wind Energy Association
American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)

AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps: Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency serving at more than 60,000 locations throughout the country

Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas

Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum

Animal Diversity Web
encyclopedia of the Animal Kingdom written over many years by professors and graduate students at the Univ. of Michigan

Anne Frank Fonds - Frank Family Centre
Anne Frank Foundation in Switzerland started by Otto Frank

Anne Frank House
Anne Frank House - Amsterdam

Anne Frank Sapling Project in US
From her window in her hiding place, Anne Frank noted the change of seasons by a large Chestnut tree. That tree toppled in 2010. Eleven sites in the US have saplings from the tree.

Antietam National Battlefield
Antietam National Battlefield - National Park Service, NPS

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary
Website for the 50th anniversary of the landing on the moon on July 16, 2019, sponsored by Buzz Aldrin Ventures --- Buzz Aldrin was one of three astronauts on the Apollo 11 mission and the second man to walk on the moon.

Apollo 11 moon landing
Apollo 11 - NASA's successful mission to land the first human on the moon;

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park - National Park Service
Appomattox Court House - surrender of Robert E. Lee and the Confederacy to end the Civil War in 1865

Arbor Day Foundation
Arbor Day Foundation started in 1972 on the 100th anniversary of Arbor Day

Architect of the Capitol
Architect of the U.S. Capitol

Archives of American Art - Smithsonian
Archives of American Art - Smithsonian Institution

Arizona
official website of the state of Arizona; Phoenix (capital)

Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum
Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum in Mesa, Arizona

Arkansas
the official website of the state of Arkansas; Little Rock (capital)

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia

Arsenal of Democracy
Information on the Arsenal of Democracy by the Detroit Historical Society

Arsenal of Democracy speech
FDR's Dec. 29, 1940 typewritten Arsenal of Democracy speech (primary source document from the FDR Library)

Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago

Articles of Confederation (primary source doc)
Articles of Confederation, the first governing document for the United States until the U.S. Constitution was written and adopted in 1787

ArtPrize
ArtPrize, the largest art contest voted by people who view art placed at venues in Grand Rapids, Mich. each fall

Asian Longhorned Beetle - invasive species
Asian Longhorned Beetle - invasive species

Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Asteroid Day
Asteroid Day - started in 2015

Astrogeology Science Center
Astrogeology Science Center (U.S. Geological Survey) in Flagstaff, Arizona

Astronauts Memorial Foundation
The Astronauts Memorial Foundation

Astronomers without Borders
Astronomers without Borders (One People + One Sky), a global effort to celebrate astronomy;

Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)
The Atlantic Coast Conference - 15 member schools

Atmosphere
layers of Earth's atmosphere (NOAA)

Audubon Society
National Audubon Society- headquarters in New York City

Aurora borealis - Alaska
information on aurora borealis (northern lights)

Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum
Auswitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum in Poland - honoring the victims of the Holocaust

Baltimore National Aquarium
Baltimore National Aquarium on the harbor

Barringer Meteorite Crater
Barringer Meteorite Crater, also called Meteor Crater, is located east of Flagstaff, Arizona. It was created about 50,000 years ago when a meteorite struck the Earth.

Barron Prize for Young Heroes
Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, an annual prize given to 25 students, ages 8 to 18, for their significant impact on people, their communities and the environment

Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York

Bata Shoe Museum
Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, Canada

Battelle Memorial Institute
Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio

Battle of the Bulge - U.S. Army
Battle of the Bulge - WWII (U.S. Army)

Benjamin Franklin Memorial
Benjamin Franklin Memorial at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia

Big Ten
Big Ten athletics - 14 member schools

Biggest Week in American Birding
The Biggest Week in American Birding at the "warbler capital of the world" in northwest Ohio

Bill of Rights (primary source doc)
Bill of Rights - the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution (1791)

Bird Studies Canada
Bird Studies Canada, partner in the Great Backyard Bird Count by the Cornell Lab of (GBBC) Ornithology

Birding - Lake Erie Birding Trail
Lake Erie Birding Trail - popular birding spots during spring migration

BirdLife International
an organization with 121 partner organizations located around the world to support birds; global office is located in the United Kingdom

Bison - from near extinction to recovery
This is a terrific timeline by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) explaining the decline and slow recovery of bison in North America

Black History at Arlington National Cemetery
Black history at Arlington National Cemetery

Black Swamp Bird Observatory
Black Swamp Bird Observatory - located in northwestern Ohio, the "warbler capital of the world"

Bletchley Park - codebreakers in England during WWII
Bletchley Park, site where the WWII German enigma machine was decoded;

Blue Star Museums
Blue Star Museums, a list of museum by the National Endowment of Arts that offer free admission to active duty military;

Blueberry Council
U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council - celebrating 100 years of blueberries in 2015-2016

Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation
site dedicated to keeping the legacy of Bob Hope (1903-2003), Hollywood star who entertained troops overseas from World War II through the Persian Gulf War in 1991.

Boston Tea Party Historical Society
Boston Tea Party Historical Society, a nonprofit educational and cultural organization (Boston Tea Party event took place on Dec. 16, 1773)

Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum
Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum in Boston; visitors can experience the Boston Tea Party on a period ship and see one of the two remaining crates from the 1773 Boston Tea Party protest

Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
Boys in the Boat, a national bestseller about the Univ. of Washington's male crew team who won a gold medal at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

Braille - American Foundation for the Blind
Louis Braille Museum (online) - American Foundation for the Blind is based in New York City

Breaking Through the Clouds
Breaking Through the Clouds, a documentary by Heather Taylor about the first National Women's Air Derby in 1929

British monarchy
The British Monarchy - Queen Elizabeth II

British Museum
The British Museum: founded in England in 1753, the first national public museum in the world

British Parliament
British (UK) Parliament

Brookfield Zoo
Brookfield Zoo - Chicago

Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn Museum in New York City, one of the oldest museums in the U.S.

Brown vs. Board of Education
The case of Brown vs. the Board of Education (1954), a case that made it illegal to segregate children in schools based on race;

Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park
home of the naval ship USS The Sullivans (DD-537), a decommissioned ship named in honor of the five Sullivan brothers who died on the USS Juneau during WWII

Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park
park in Buffalo, New York where the 'USS The Sullivans' is on display as a tribute to the five Sullivan Brothers who were all killed in November 1942 when their ship, the 'USS Juneau,' sank

Buffalo Soldiers Museum
Buffalo Soldiers Museum in Houston, Texas

Bureau of Printing and Engraving
Bureau of Printing and Engraving (Dept. of the Treasury) - design and printing of paper currency (money)

C-Span Classroom
C-Span Classroom: primary source resources for social studies

Cabinet - White House (Executive Branch)
The U.S. Cabinet within the Executive Branch of the federal government

Calcium - National Dairy Council
National Dairy Council - celebrating 100 years in 2015

Caldecott Medal
Caldecott Medal award winners (American Library Association)

California
official website of the state of California; Sacramento (capital)

Cape Cod National Seashore
Cape Cod National Seashore - National Park Service, NPS

Cape May Bird Observatory
Cape May Bird Observatory in Cape May, New Jersey - New Jersey Audubon

Car Safety
Research on automobile safety features as a partnership between the National Safety Council and the University of Iowa (at mycardoeswhat.org)

Careers at NASA
A wide range of expertise is needed by NASA from engineers and scientists to artists and public relations specialists

Carnegie, Andrew
The story of Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) by the Carnegie Corporation of New York

Carousel Association
National Carousel Association

Carpenter's Hall
historic building in Philadelphia that was home to the first Continental Congress and the first Bank of the United States;

Cascades Volcano Observatory
website devoted to Monitoring activity of volcanoes in the Cascade Range by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art in Cedar Rapids, Iowa - largest collection of Grant Wood paintings

Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue
Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue at Texas A&M University - CRASAR

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC

Chaffee Planetarium
Chaffee Planetarium in Grand Rapids, Michigan named to honor Roger Chaffee, NASA astronaut who was killed on Jan. 27, 1967 in a fire on the Apollo 1 command module; planetarium is at the Grand Rapids Public Museum

Challenger Center
Challenger Center - nonprofit organization formed by families of the astronauts killed in the 1986 Challenger space shuttle accident

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History - Detroit

Charles M Schulz Museum
Charles M. Schulz Museum (California), creator of Peanuts comic strip

Cherry Blossom Festival
National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C. (National Park Service)

Chicago History Museum
Chicago History Museum in Chicago, Illinois

Chihuly Garden and Glass
Chihuly Garden and Glass, an indoor-outdoor exhibition of Dale Chihuly's glass art, located at the base of Seattle's Space Needle

Child Labor Act of 1916
Keating-Owen Child Labor Act of 1916 (transcript - National Archives) Primary Source Document

Choose My Plate
Choose My Plate - dietary guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Chrysler Museum of Art
Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia, founded by Walter Chrysler, Jr., son of the founder of the automobile company

CIA World Factbook
CIA World Factbook by the Central Intelligence Agency - detailed information on the population, government, education, and economy of every country in the world

Cincinnati Observatory
the birthplace of American Astronomy; oldest public telescope in the nation

Civil Rights Act (primary sournce doc)
Civil Rights Bill of 1964 signed by President Johnson, the most important law on civil rights since Reconstruction;

Civil War Trust
Civil War Trust

Cleveland Aquarium
Greater Cleveland Aquarium - nice section of teacher resources

Climate by NOAA
Climate and weather information by NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Clinton Library
William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum in Little Rock, Arkansas

Cocoa history by the World Cocoa Foundation
World Cocoa Foundation with a mission to sustain the cocoa sector; United States office in Washington DC

Coin specifications from the U.S. Mint
What metals are used to make coins? (Information by the U.S. Mint)

Cold War Museum
The Cold War Museum in Vint Hill, Virginia, the site of a previous U.S. Army Security Agency Field Station

Colonial Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia - historic village telling the story of colonial America and the Revolutionary War

Colorado
official website of the state of Colorado; Denver (capital)

Colorado School of Mines
Colorado School of Mines - public research university founded in 1874

Columbus Museum of Art
Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus, Ohio

Commerce Department U.S.
U.S. Department of Commerce

Computer History Museum
Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California

Congressional Gold Medal
Congressional Gold Medal - dates to 1776 when George Washington was its first recipient

Congressional Medal of Honor Society
Congressional Medal of Honor began in 1861 through an act of Congress and the Society was formed in 1946 after WWII.

Connecticut
official website of the state of Connecticut; Hartford (capital)

Constitution of the United States (primary source doc)
The U.S. Constitution, adopted in 1787 and ratified in 1789

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

Cool Cosmos
Cool Cosmos by Caltech and NASA

Copper sheathing
The history of copper sheathing from the 18th century on to today as told by the USS Constitution Museum in Boston - excellent site

Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - resource about birds; affiliated with Cornell University

Corning Museum of Glass
Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York; opened in 1951

Cosmosphere
terrific space museum in Hutchinson, Kansas

Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Cranbrook Institute of Science
Cranbrook Institute of Science near Detroit

Crops for the Future
Crops for the Future, established in 2009; Mission: facilitate the wider use of underutilized crops

Cryptologic Museum
National Cryptologic Museum, the public museum of the National Security Agency (NSA) in Maryland

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas

Currency of the United States - Dept. of the Treasury
U.S. Currency (paper money) explained by the U.S. Dept. of the Treasury

Czech and Slovak Museum and Library
National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

D-Day Memorial
The National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia

D-Day: U.S. Army
D-Day (June 6, 1944) - U.S. Army

Dangerous Decibels
excellent website on preventing hearing damage from noise; by the University of Northern Colorado with support from the CDC; educator resources available

Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association
Daniel Boone Trail Association - Virginia

Dark Sky Parks - National Park Service
sites within the National Park Service (NPS) that are dark sky locations

Dark Sky Places
Dark Sky Places, locations reducing light pollution in order to see the night sky - International Dark Sky Association (IDA)

DARPA Robotics Challenge
DARPA Robotics Challenge (DARPA - Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)

Daughters of the American Revolution
Daughters of the American Revolution - Washington D.C.

Dawson City Museum - Klondike Gold Rush
The Dawson City Museum in Dawson City, Canada; has the Yukon's largest historical collection including materials on the Klondike Gold Rush of 1896-1899

Day of Infamy speech by FDR
good study guide and video (4:47) of President Roosevelt's famous "Day of Infamy" speech delivered to Congress on Dec. 8, 1941, one day after the Pearl Harbor attack

Declaration of Independence (primary source doc)
Declaration of Independence adopted on July 4, 1776

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in 2010, the largest oil spill in U.S. history - information by NOAA

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, DARPA
DARPA: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Delaware
official website of the state of Delaware; Dover (capital)

Denali National Park & Preserve
Denali National Park & Preserve in Alaska (National Park Service)

Dennison Railroad Depot Museum
train depot in Dennison, Ohio that operated one of the largest Canteens for soldiers during World War II; thousands of women operated the Canteen 24/7 for four years

Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Department of Defense
Department of Defense

Des Moines Art Center
Des Moines Art Center in Des Moines, Iowa

Desert Dome
Desert Dome at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium; zoo also has a large indoor rainforest;

Desert Research Institute
Desert Research Institute, Nevada's Global Laboratory with offices in Reno and Las Vegas

Deserts by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
all about deserts by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Detroit Historical Society
history of the automotive industry and Detroit

Detroit Institute of Arts
Detroit Institute of Arts - Michigan

Dictionary - Cambridge University Press
Dictionary with definitions, part of speech, and audio pronunciations;

Diplomats and Ambassadors
What is the job of a diplomat and/or an ambassador? The U.S. State Department answers the question.

Discover Engineering
Discover Engineering and National Engineers Week

Discover the Forest
public service campaign by a partnership of nonprofit and government agencies to help people locate parks and forests;

Distracted Driving
Distracted Driving website by the U.S. Dept. of Transportation showing the dangers of distracted driving

Doctors Without Borders
Doctors Without Borders

Driving laws in each state
laws regarding use of cell phones while driving - U.S. Dept. of Transportation

Drought - State of California
Save our Water - information on the California Drought

Drought Mitigation Center
National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska

Drought Monitor
Drought monitor for the United States

DuSable Museum of African American History
DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago

Eagle Cam
Bald Eagle Cam from Washington D.C. by the American Eagle Foundation - live feed of bald eagles in their nest at the National Arboretum

Earth Day Network
Earth Day Network - The first Earth Day was April 22, 1970.

Earth Resources Observation and Science Center
Earth Resources Observation and Science Center (EROS), a division of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Earthquake drills - Great ShakeOut
Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills, organized by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever - Ebola HF
Ebola Virus - CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Eclipse 2017
Information on the Total Solar Eclipse, including how to protect your eyes, on Aug. 21, 2017

Edison - Thomas
Thomas Edison (1847-1931) papers at Rutgers University in New Jersey

Eisenhower Presidential Library
Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home in Abilene, Kansas - 33rd president (1953-1961)

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis, Indiana

Electoral College
The National Archives explains the Electoral College.

Electricity
How electricity is delivered to homes (U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA)

Eliza Scidmore
Eliza Scidmore (1856-1928), the woman who traveled the world and worked tirelessly from 1885-1910 to bring cherry trees from Japan to line the Tidal Basin in Washington DC, now a tradition that attracts thousands of tourists each spring. The first trees were planted in 1912.

Ella Sharp Museum
Ella Sharp Museum in Jackson, Michigan; also the site of the Hurst Planetarium

Ellis Island
Save Ellis Island Foundation

Ellis Island
Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation

Emancipation Proclamation (primary source doc)
Emancipation Proclamation issued in 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln to free the slaves;

Endangered Cats
International Society for Endangered Cats (Canada); devoted to "working for the smaller cats"

Endangered Species Act
Overview of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 with link to complete document (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - USFWS)

Endangered Species Coalition
Endangered Species Coalition based in Washington D.C.

Environment for the Americas
Environment for the Americas - main sponsor of International Migratory Bird Day on May 14 in the United States

Environmental Health
National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) - CDC

Erie Maritime Museum
Flagship Niagara - Erie Maritime Museum in Erie, Pennsylvania

European Space Agency, ESA
European Space Agency, ESA, a consortium of 20 Member States

European Union (EU)
European Union - formed after WWII to maintain peace in Europe

Every Kid in a Park
Every Kid in a Park - free admission to national parks for fourth graders and their families from Sept. 1, 2015 through Aug. 31, 2016

Exchange Club
National Exchange Club - community service organization

Exploratorium
The Exploratorium - museum and learning lab in San Francisco

Exxon Valdez
1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill near Alaska (audio of Capt. Hazelwood calling the Valdez Vessel Traffic Center informing them of the leak)

Exxon Valdez oil spill
State of Alaska website with information on the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989 known as The Great Alaskan Oil Spill

Eyes of Freedom: Lima Company Memorial
Portraits of 22 Marines and 1 Navy Corpsman who were killed in Iraq in 2005; traveling memorial with both an indoor and outdoor exhibit;

Falcon Cam
Falcon Cam of peregrine falcons in the clock tower of the Wood County Courthouse in Bowling Green, Ohio; The mascot for Bowling Green State University is the peregrine falcon.

Fall colors
Fall colors by the U.S. Forest Service

Fallen Firefighters Foundation
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Families of Flight 93
Families of Flight 93 - relatives of 40 passengers/crew killed on Sept. 11, 2001 on the fourth hijacked airplane that crashed in Pennsylvania

FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation
FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation

FDR Presidential Library and Museum
FDR Presidential Library and Museum, the official library and museum of President Franklin D, Roosevelt (1882-1945) located in Hyde Park, New York

Federal Alliance for Safe Homes
Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (disaster preparedness)

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA
FEMA -

Fermilab - Dept. of Energy
Fermilab - Dept. of Energy

Fernbank Science Center
Fernbank Science Center in Atlanta

Field Museum
The Field Museum in Chicago

Field of Dreams Movie Site
Field of Dreams Movie site in Dyersville, Iowa

Figge Art Museum
Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa

Find a national forest
The U.S. Forest Service, part of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA), has 153 national forests that it protects and preserves. Find one here!

Find Your Park - National Park Service Centennial
Find Your Park - celebration of the 2016 National Park Service (NPS) Centennial

Fire Administration
U.S. Fire Administration (within FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency)

Fire Center
National Interagency Fire Center

Fire Prevention Week
Fire Prevention Week sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA

Fire safety - American Red Cross
Fire safety tips by the American Red Cross

Fireside Chat - Arsenal of Democracy (primary source doc - FDR)
Fireside Chat #16 on Dec. 29, 1940 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt - Arsenal of Democracy

Fireworks Safety
The National Council on Fireworks Safety

FIRST Robotics Competition
FIRST Robotics Competition

Fish Count
The Great Annual Fish Count by the Reef Environmental Education Foundation

Fiske Planetarium
Fiske Planetarium at the University of Colorado

Flag House
The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House in Baltimore where the flag was sewn that inspired the national anthem

Flanders Fields poem
Biography of Lt. Col. John McCrae, surgeon and poet who wrote the In Flanders Fields poem in 1915 from the battlefields in Belgium (Bio by Veterans Affairs Canada)

Flanders House
Flanders House (Belgium) in New York City -

Flight 93 National Memorial
Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania (National Park Service, NPS)

Flint, Michigan water crisis
Flint, Michigan water crisis - lead poisoning; state of Michigan website on the crisis

Flood Safety - NOAA
Flood Safety by the National Weather Service (NOAA)

Florida
official portal for the state of Florida; Tallahassee (capital)

Flyways
State links to flyways, the four patterns of spring migration: Atlantic, Pacific, Central, and Mississippi Flyways

Food and Drug Administration, FDA
Food and Drug Administration, FDA

Food Safety
Food Safety, a site by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
Ford Piquette Avenue Plant - birthplace of the Model T in 1908 by Henry Ford

Ford Presidential Library and Museum
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum - located in Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids, Michigan

Ford, Gerald R.
Educator resources about President Gerald R. Ford, the 38th president, by National Geographic and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation

Ford's Theatre
Ford's Theater in Washington D.C.

Ford\'s Theatre Museum and Center for Education
Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C. - site of President Lincoln's assassination on April 14, 1865

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine (National Park Service - Baltimore): birthplace of The Star-Spangled Banner written by Francis Scott Key during the War of 1812

Four Freedoms speech by FDR (primary source doc)
Four Freedoms speech in January 1941 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt

France - Treaty of Alliance in 1778 (primary source doc)
Treaty of Alliance with France during the American Revolution, a key aid to colonists' quest for independence from England;

Franklin D. Roosevelt bio
bio by the National Park Service - Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site (FDR)

Franklin D. Roosevelt Preisdential Library and Museum
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York

Franklin Institute
Franklin Institute - interactive science museum in Philadelphia

Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Tennessee

Future City
Future City - a national competition for middle school students to imagine and design future cities, associated with Engineering Week

Gardner Museum
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - Boston, Massachusetts

Garfield National Historic Site
The James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Ohio (National Park Service)

Gemological Institute of America
Gemological Institute of America - post secondary education in gemology (gems)

Geneva Protocol
the 1925 Geneva Protocol, an international ban on chemical weapons (Source: U.S. Department of State)

George Eastman House
George Eastman House - International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, New York

George H.W. Bush Library
George H.W. Bush Library at Texas A & M Univ. - 41st president

George W. Bush Presidential Center
George W. Bush Presidential Center - 43rd president

George Washington Carver National Monument
George Washington Carver National Monument, site of his birth and childhood home in Missouri

Georgia
official website for the state of Georgia; Atlanta (capital)

Georgia Aquarium
Georgia Aquarium - Atlanta

Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Institute of Technology

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum - located in Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids, Michigan

Getty Museum
The J. Paul Getty Museum, an art museum, located in Los Angeles, California

Gettysburg Address - transcript (primary source doc)
Transcript of President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg National Military Park - National Park Service

Ghent, Treaty of (primary source doc)
Treaty of Ghent in 1814 to end the War of 1812 between the U.S. and England;

Glass Art Society
Glass Art Society: organization for glass artists with 2,700 members in 50 countries; based in Seattle

Glassblowing schools and workshops
Information for students about glassblowing from the Glass Art Society in Seattle, Washington

Globe at Night
international effort to call attention to light pollution;

Go Red for Women
Go Red for Women - heart health campaign by the American Heart Association

Goddard, Robert
The life of Robert Goddard, father of modern rocketry (NASA)

Golden Gate Bridge 75th anniversary
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco - 75th anniversary

Golden Spike National Historic Site
Golden Spike National Historic Site in Utah were the transcontinental railroad was completed in 1869 (National Park Service)

Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park - National Park Service - Arizona

Great Depression and New Deal
excellent summary of the Great Depression and the New Deal by John Hardman of Stanford University

Great Lakes - EPA
Great Lakes info - Environmental Protection Agency, EPA

Great Lakes - TEACH
educational resource by the Great Lakes Commission through a grant from the EPA

Great Lakes Historical Society
The Great Lakes Historical Society located in Toledo, Ohio

Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Shipwreck Museum located in Paradise, Michigan

Great Northern Festival
The Great Northern Festival in Minneapolis-St. Paul; an unbelievable array of winter activities in late January into February including huge ice sculptures, autonomous snow plowing, pond ice hockey, outdoor feasts and more..

Great War Aeroplanes Association
The Great War Aeroplanes Association - World War I airplanes

Green Bank Observatory
Green Bank Observatory is a facility of the National Science Foundation, located in West Virginia, and is focused on radio astronomy

Greensboro Four
On Feb. 1, 1960, four African American North Carolina A&T State University students sat at a Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro and would not leave until served. Their peaceful sit-in eventually led to the elimination of Jim Crow laws in the south.

Greenwich Mean Time
Greenwich Mean Time, GMT, also called Greenwich Meridian Time

Griffith Observatory
Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, California

Guggenheim Museums
Guggenheim Museums

Guinness World Records
Guinness World Records - since 1955

Gymnastics - Team USA
USA Gymnastics

Hampton History Museum
Hampton History Museum in Hampton, Virginia where NASA's Langley Research Center is located

Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum
Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri

Hawaii
official portal for the state of Hawaii; Honolulu (capital)

Heads Up - concussion prevention by the CDC
Heads Up concussion prevention by the CDC

Healthy Pets, Healthy People - CDC
Healthy Pets, Healthy People by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Heart Health
Heart Health - Go Red for Women (American Heart Association)

Heart Truth
The Heart Truth (National Institutes of Health)

Heinz History Center
Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village
The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan

Herb Block Foundation
The Herb Block Foundation - honoring the work of Herb Block, political cartoonist

Hermione Frigate 2015
Hermione Frigate - replica of French ship that brought Lafayette to the United States to assist George Washington in the Revolutionary War

High Museum of Art
High Museum of Art - Atlanta, Georgia

Hildene - Robert Todd Lincoln home
Hildene - Robert Todd Lincoln home - located in Vermont

Hispanic Access Foundation
Hispanic Access Foundation based in Washington D.C.

Hispanic Heritage Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15- Oct. 15)

Hispanic Heritage Month (federal government)
National Hispanic Heritage Month website by agencies of the federal government

Historic Landmarks
National Historic Landmarks Program (National Park Service)

Holocaust Memorial Museum
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C.

Holocaust Museum Houston
Holocaust Museum in Houston, Texas

Homestead Act (primary source doc)
Homestead Act of 1862 enacted during Lincoln's first term in office to promote western settlement

Honey production
March 2016 report on honey production by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam - U.S. Department of the Interior

Hubble Space Telescope
Hubble Space Telescope - NASA and the European Space Agency, ESA

Hubble Space Telescope 25th Anniversary
Hubble Space Telescope 25th Anniversary

Hubble Space Telescope history
history of the Hubble Space Telescope, launched on April 24, 1990 (NASA)

Hungry Pests curriculum
Hungry Pests curriculum on 18 invasive species - U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, USDA

Hurricanes in history
Notable hurricanes in history beginning with the 1900 hurricane that devastated Galveston, Texas

Hyde Park - Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in New York on the Hudson River (National Park Service)

Ice Age Trail Alliance
Ice Age Trail Alliance in Wisconsin, a 1,200-mile trail maintained by the alliance in partnership with the National Park Service.

Idaho
official website for the state of Idaho; Boise (capital)

Illinois
official website of the state of Illinois; Springfield (capital)

Imagining the Internet
history of communications from Elon University Department of Communications (North Carolina)

Imperial War Museum
Imperial War Museum - London, England

Inaugurations at the U.S. Capitol
history of presidential inaugurations at the U.S. Capitol (Architect of the Capitol)

Independence National Historical Park
Independence National Historical Park - Independence Hall and Liberty Bell Pavilion in Philadelphia (National Park Service site)

Independence National Historical Park
Independence Hall in Philadelphia (National Park Service) where the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were written and adopted

Independence Seaport Museum
Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia, home of the USS Olympia, the oldest steel warship still afloat in the world; launched in 1892

Indiana
official website for the state of Indiana; Indianapolis (capital)

Indiana Military Museum
Indiana Military Museum in Vincennes, Indiana (sw of Indianapolis)

Industrial Revolution - Library of Congress
educator resources on the Industrial Revolution by the Library of Congress (LOC)

Institute for Astronomy
Institute for Astronomy - University of Hawaii

Interlochen Center for the Arts
a fine arts school and summer fine arts program for students in grades 3-12 and adults of all ages; located in Michigan;

International Astronomical Union
International Astronomical Union (IAU) in Paris, France

International Crane Foundation
International Crane Foundation - headquarters in Wisconsin

International Dark-Sky Association
International Dark Sky Association with a mission to promote environmentally friendly lighting to mitigate light pollution;

International Federation of Robotics
International Federation of Robotics (IFR) was established in 1987

International Observe the Moon Night
International Observe the Moon Night, held since 2010 each fall to bring the world together to learn about the moon, Earth's closest neighbor -- planned by a committee led by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Education and Communications Team

International Space Station (ISS)
International Space Station - NASA and partners

Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City

Iowa
official website of the state of Iowa; Des Moines (capital)

Iowa Hunger Summit
Iowa Hunger Summit

Iowa State Fair
Iowa State Fair - famous for the butter cow sculpture and one of the largest state fairs in the nation

Italian Space Agency
Italian Space Agency, NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) partner on the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn that ended on Sept. 15, 2017

James Webb Space Telescope - NASA
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope - due to launch into space in 2018 to replace the Hubble Space Telescope

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency - JAXA
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAZA), counterpart to NASA in Japan and partner on the International Space Station (ISS)

Jeopardy
Jeopardy, the game show

Jesse Owens
The official website of Jesse Owens, Olympian who won 4 Gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

Jet Propulsion Lab - NASA
Jet Propulsion Lab - NASA

JetStream
an online school about weather topics from NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, Georgia

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, Massachusetts

Kansas
official website of the state of Kansas; Topeka (capital)

Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center
Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center

Kennedy Center
The John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

Kennedy Inaugural Address (primary source doc)
President John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address on Jan. 20, 1961

Kennedy Library
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston

Kentucky
official website of the state of Kentucky; Frankfort (capital)

Kiwanis Club
Kiwanis Club - community service organization

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Seattle (National Park Service)

Korean War Veterans Memorial
Korean War Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington (National Park Service)

Krohn Conservatory
Krohn Conservatory in Cincinnati, Ohio

Last Man on the Moon
The Last Man on the Moon, a documentary on Capt. Eugene Cernan, Apollo 17 Commander, NASA's last mission to the moon

Latino Conservation Week
Latino Conservation Week, sponsored by the Hispanic Access Foundation

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on the Berkeley campus of the Univ. of California, a research lab established in 1952 to work on national security issues

Lead poisoning information
Information on lead poisoning by the CDC

League of American Bicyclists
League of American Bicyclists - May is National Bike Month

Lend-Lease Act (primary source doc)
The Lend-Lease Act of 1941 - allowed the U.S. to lend or lease war supplies to other countries vital to America's defense;

Lewis and Clark Expedition
1803-1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition (National Archives)

Library of Congress
Library of Congress

Library of Congress Veterans History Project
Library of Congress Veterans History Project

Lightning
Five ways lightning strikes people (NOAA information, with animation)

Lincoln Second Inaugural Address (primary source doc)
President Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address on March 4, 1865, known for its brevity and eloquence; delivered just weeks before his assassination

Lino Tagliapietra
Lino Tagliapietra - considered the world's greatest living studio glass artist who lives and works in Italy

Lions Club
Lions Clubs - community service organization

Little League baseball
Little League baseball - headquarters in Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Angeles County Natural History Museum
Los Angeles County Natural History Museum - California

Louisiana
official website of the state of Louisiana; Baton Rouge (capital)

Louvre Art Museum
The Louvre, a famous art museum in Paris, France

Lowell Observatory - Arizona
Lowell Observatory - Arizona

Lunar and Planetary Institute
Lunar and Planetary Institute located in Houston, Texas; in existence for more than 40 years conducting research and outreach to the public and scientific community on lunar and planetary topics

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter - NASA
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter - NASA

Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum
Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum in Austin, Texas

MacArthur Memorial
The MacArthur Memorial, a museum dedicated to General Douglas MacArthur who fought in WWI, WWII, and the Korean War. The museum is located in Norfolk, Virginia.

Mackinac Bridge
Mackinac Bridge in northern Michigan, the longest suspension bridge in the Western Hemisphere

Magee Marsh - birding spot on Lake Erie
Magee Marsh is in an area known as the "warbler capital of the world" on the southwestern shores of Lake Erie

Maine
official website of the state of Maine; Augusta (capital)

Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Cleveland, Ohio - The Museum of Diversity and Tolerance

Marbury vs. Madison
Marbury vs. Madison, an 1803 Supreme Court case that allowed it to determine the constitutionality of actions by the other 2 branches of government;

Marine Debris Program - NOAA
Marine Debris Program by NOAA

Mariners Museum
The Mariners' Museum and Park - located in Newport News, Virginia - USS Monitor artifacts

Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum
Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum in Hannibal, Missouri

Marshall Plan (primary source doc)
Marshall Plan in 1948 for recovery of Europe following WWII

Marshall Space Flight Center
Marshall Space Flight Center - NASA (Alabama)

Martime Museums
Smith's Master Index to Maritime Museum websites

Maryland
official website of the state of Maryland; Annapolis (capital)

Massachusetts
official portal of the state of Massachusetts; Boston (capital)

Massachusetts Marine Educators
Massachusetts Marine Educators

Math Moves U
MathMovesU, an educational site (by Raytheon) to promote STEM with resources for Pi Day (March 14)

Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou bio by The Poetry Foundation

Mazza Museum
Mazza Museum of International Art in Children's Picture Books - on the campus of Ohio's Univ. of Findlay

McCrae House in Guelph, Canada
McCrae House in Guelph, Canada: home of John McCrae (1872-1918), soldier, physician, and poet who wrote In Flanders Fields in 1915 during WWI

Memorial Day history
history of Memorial Day by the Veterans Administration (VA)

Merci Train (Gratitude Train)
Merci train: railroad boxcars sent to each state in 1949 as a gift from France for America's role in WWII liberating France.

Meteor Crater
Meteor Crater - Arizona

Meteors and meteorites - NASA
Information about meteors and meteorites from NASA

Metropolitan Musem of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City

Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera

Mexican Museum
The Mexican Museum - established in 1975 in San Francisco

Michigan
official website of the state of Michigan; Lansing (capital)

Michigan apples
Michigan Apples shipped to more than 25 states; bumper crop of 31 million bushels in 2016

Michigan Military Technical and Historical Society
Michigan Military Technical and Historical Society near Detroit

Michigan's Military and Space Heroes Museum
Michigan's Military and Space Heroes Museum in Frankenmuth, Michigan

Microbiology Online
Microbiology Online by the Microbiology Society, an organization based in London with 4,000 members representing universities, industry, hospitals, and research institutes

Midway Village Museum
Midway Village Museum in Rockford, Illinois

Minnesota
official portal of the state of Minnesota; St. Paul (capital)

Mississippi
official website of the state of Mississippi; Jackson (capital)

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Mississippi

Missouri
official website of the state of Missouri; Jefferson City (capital)

Missouri Compromise (primary source doc)
Missouri Compromise of 1829 allowed Missouri to enter the Union and also prohibited slavery in certain territories;

Missouri River
This is a fascinating article from Montana Outdoors (2005) on the source of the Missouri River and the role the Lewis and Clark Expedition played in determining the source.

Monitor
The USS Monitor, the first ironclad warship built by the U.S. Navy in 1861

Monitor National Marine Sanctuary
Monitor National Marine Sanctuary (NOAA): preserving the shipwreck of the Civil War ironclad ship, the USS Monitor, off the coast of North Carolina

Montana
official website of the state of Montana; Helena (capital)

Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Bay Aquarium in California

Months of the year
How the names for the months of the year were derived (Cal Tech)

Monticello
Monticello - Thomas Jefferson's estate

Montpelier
Montpelier - the estate of James and Dolley Madison (Virginia)

moon - NASA
NASA information about the moon, Earth's natural satellite

Morton Arboretum
The Morton Arboretum near Chicago was founded in 1922 and today is a leader in tree conservation and research.

Motts Military Museum
Motts Military Museum in Groveport, Ohio; founded by Warren Motts

Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center
Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center - site of the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens in the state of Washington

Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon - George Washington's estate

Mount Washington Observatory
Mount Washington Observatory in New Hampshire - The Worst Weather on Earth - at the peak

Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington

Museum of Innovation and Science
Museum of Innovation and Science in Schenectady, New York

Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Modern Art in New York City

Museum of Science and Industry
Museum of Science and Industry - located in Chicago

Museum of the American Revolution
Museum of the American Revolution - opening in Spring 2017 in Philadelphia

Museum of Tolerance
Museum of Tolerance, a Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum; located in Los Angeles, California

Music for All
organization promotes high school bands and orchestras through regional and national competitions and championships

MusiCorps
MusiCorps: "Helping wounded warriors play music and recover their lives"

Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration
Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration in Mystic, Connecticut

NASA
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

NASA Glenn Research Center
NASA's Glenn Research Center - Cleveland, Ohio

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center - Maryland

Nat Geo Wild
Nat Geo Wild (National Geographic Channel)

National Aeronautics Association (NAA)
founded in 1905 to promote innovation and safety in aviation;

National Air and Space Museum
National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian museum on the National Mall in Washington

National Air and Space Museum: Udvar-Hazy Center
National Air and Space Museum: Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles Airport, a Smithsonian museum

National Aquarium
National Aquarium - Baltimore, Maryland

National Arboretum
United States National Arboretum in Washington D.C.

National Archives
National Archives

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, NAACP
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People: founded in 1909

National Audubon Society
National Audubon Society

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum - Cooperstown, New York

National Constitution Center
National Constitution Center - located in Philadelphia

National Environmental Education Foundation
National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF)

National Geographic Society
National Geographic Society

National Ice Center
U.S. National Ice Center - Naval Ice Center

National Institute of Aerospace
National Institute of Aerospace in Hampton, Virginia

National Institutes of Health, NIH
National Institutes of Health, NIH

National Law Enforcement Museum
new museum opened in October 2018 in Washington DC

National Marbles Tournament
National Marbles Tournament in Wildwood, New Jersey, established in 1922

National Marine Sanctuaries - NOAA
National Marine Sanctuaries - 13 protected marine and Great Lakes waters

National Maritime Historical Society
The National Maritime Historical Society in Peekskill, New York

National Museum of African American History and Culture
National Museum of African American History and Culture, a Smithsonian museum on the National Mall in Washington that opened in 2016

National Museum of American History
National Museum of American History, a Smithsonian museum

National Museum of the American Indian
National Museum of the American Indian. a Smithsonian museum on the National Mall in Washington

National Museum of the Great Lakes
National Museum of the Great Lakes located in Toledo, Ohio near Lake Erie.

National Museum of the Marine Corps
National Museum of the Marine Corps, located near Quantico, Virginia and the Marine Corps base

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio at Wright Patterson Air Force Base

National Museum of the United States Navy
located at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.

National Natural Landmarks
National Natural Landmarks (597 as of 2009) - National Park Service

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA

National Optical Astronomy Observatory
center for research and development for ground-based astronomy

National Park Service, NPS
National Park Service, NPS

National Poppy Day
National Poppy Day by the American Legion held the Friday before Memorial Day to "Remember the fallen and support the living"

National Portrait Gallery
National Portrait Gallery

National Postal Museum
National Postal Museum

National Public Lands Day
National Public Lands Day

National Public Radio, NPR
National Public Radio

National Register of Historic Places
National Register of Historic Places - maintained by the National Park Service, NPS

National Scholastic Chess Foundation
National Scholastic Chess Foundation - founded in 1990 "to provide the benefits of a chess education to students of all ages"

National Science Foundation, NSF
National Science Foundation

National September 11 Memorial & Museum
National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City

National Solar Observatory
National Solar Observatory; operated under an agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF)

National Trails Day
National Trails Day by the American Hiking Society

National Transportation Safety Board, NTSB
National Transportation Safety Board - primary role to investigate transportation accidents

National Warplane Museum
National Warplane Museum - located in Geneseo, New York and home of Whiskey-7, an operable C-47 cargo plane flown on D-Day

National Water Center - NOAA
National Water Center on the campus of the University of Alabama

National Weather Service
National Weather Service

National Wild and Scenic Rivers System
rivers designated as wild and scenic because of the 1968 passage of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, celebrating 50 years in 2018

National Wildlife Refuges
National Wildlife Refuges - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, USFWS

National World War II Museum
The National World War II Museum - New Orleans

Nautilus Live
Nautilus Live - Explore the ocean live with Dr. Robert Ballard and his team of scientists

Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge (Iowa)
Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, home to a herd of wild buffalo (USFWS)

Nebraska
official website of the state of Nebraska; Lincoln (capital)

Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art
Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art (Pennsylvania)

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri

Neon Museum
The Neon Museum in Las Vegas - opened in 2012 to preserve iconic neon signs

Nevada
official website of the state of Nevada; Carson City (capital)

New Hampshire
official website of the state of New Hampshire; Concord (capital)

New Jersey
official website of the state of New Jersey; Trenton (capital)

New Mexico
official website of the state of New Mexico; Sante Fe (capital)

New York
official website of the state of New York; Albany (capital)

New York City Fire Museum
New York City Fire Museum

New York Public Library
New York Public Library - 92 locations in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island

Newbery Medal winners
American Library Association (ALA)

Newseum
Newseum - a museum devoted to journalism and journalists - Washington D.C.

Niagara Falls National Heritage Area
Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, established in 2008 by the National Park Service

Niagara Falls State Park
Niagara Falls State Park - New York

Niagara Parks - Canada
Niagara Parks at Niagara Falls - Canada

Ninety-Nines
The Ninety-Nines, International Organization of Women Pilots; founded in 1929; Amelia Earhart was the first president;

NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries
NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries

NOAA Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
NOAA Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Alpena, Michigan

Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize

NORAD - North American Aerospace Defense Command
NORAD - North American Aerospace Defense Command

Norman Rockwell Museum
Norman Rockwell Museum in Massachusetts

Normandy 1944
Normandy 1944: primary source written histories of the Normandy invasion, WWII, and the Holocaust by Frank Everards

North Atlantic Treaty Organization - NATO
North Atlantic Treaty Organization - NATO

North Carolina
official website of the state of North Carolina; Raleigh (capital)

North Country Trail Association
North Country Trail - 4600-mile trail from North Dakota to the Vermont/New York border

North Dakota
official website of the state of North Dakota; Bismarck (capital)

Northwest Ordinance (primary source doc)
Northwest Ordinance adopted in 1787 paved the way to add more states to the United States;

Oak Ridge National Lab
Oak Ridge National Lab in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, site of the Manhattan Project during WWII

Observe the Moon Night
International Observe the Moon Night, an international day held since 2010 to observe and learn about the moon

Ohio
official website of the state of Ohio; Columbus (capital)

Oklahoma
official website of the state of Oklahoma; Oklahoma City (capital)

Old Sturbridge Village
Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts, an 1830s New England living history museum; note the online exhibit of childhood in 19th century New England

Olympics
The Olympic Movement (International Olympic Committee)

Olympics (United States Olympic Committee)
United States Olympic Committee

OnGuardOnline
resources for digital literacy and digital citizenship (FCC)

Orbital ATK
private space company that is a NASA partner (example of a public-private partnership)

Oregon
official website of the state of Oregon; Salem (capital)

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
formed in 1998 with 192 member states to oversee an international ban on chemical weapons; based in The Hague

Organization of World Heritage Cities
Organization of World Heritage Cities

Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge - in northwest Ohio on the western end of Lake Erie - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, USFWS

Outreach Program
The Outreach Program (based in Iowa) with a focus on meeting global needs for food, safe water, medical care, and education

Owl Research Institute
Owl Research Institute in Charlo, Montana

Pac 12 Conference
Pac 12 Conference - 12 member schools

Pacific Marine Mammal Center
Pacific Marine Mammal Center in California -

Paleontology Museum - Univ. of Michigan
University of Michigan Museum of Paleontology

Paralympic Games
PeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games

Parkinson Disease
Parkinson Disease (National Institutes of Health, NIH)

Pasteur - Institut
Institut Pasteur - biography of Louis Pasteur

Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - federal government

Paul Revere House
Paul Revere House: Paul Revere (1734-1818) is famous for his midnight ride on April 18, 1775 from Boston to Lexington at the start of the American Revolution.

Peace Corps
Founding of the Peace Corps through Executive Order No. 10924 by President Kennedy in 1961 (Primary Source Document at the National Archives)

Pearl Harbor
Extensive site on the Pearl Harbor attack of Dec. 7, 1941 including video of FDR's "Day of Infamy" speech (Pearl Harbor Memorials)

Pearl Harbor 75th anniversary
Pearl Harbor 75th anniversary: Dec. 7, 2016

Pennsylvania
official website of the state of Pennsylvania; Harrisburg (capital)

Pentagon tours
Pentagon tours (Dept. of Defense)

Periodic Table of Elements by the Los Alamos National Lab
Periodic Table of Elements by Los Alamos National Lab - New Mexico

Petrified Forest National Park
Petrified Forest National Park - Arizona (National Park Service, NPS)

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art

Phipps Conservatory
Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh

Pi Day
Pi Day - March 14 to celebrate the mathematical constant of 3.14159......

Pilchuck Glass School
Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington, co-founded by Dale Chihuly, master glass artist

Play, Clean, Go
Play, Clean, Go - how to prevent the spread of invasive species by the Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources

Plessy and Ferguson Foundation
Descendants of Homer Plessy and John Ferguson, opponents in the Plessy vs. Ferguson Supreme Court case in 1896 have formed a foundation together to teach the history of the Civil Rights movement

Plessy vs. Ferguson (primary source doc)
Plessy vs. Ferguson, an 1896 Supreme Court case that allowed for "equal but separate accommodations for the white and colored races"

Poetry Foundation
Poetry Foundation, based in Chicago

Polar Bears International
Polar Bears International - Montana

Pollinators
a section within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)site explaining pollinators

Population by state - 2010 U.S.. Census
population by state - 2010 U.S. Census

Port of South Louisiana
Port of South Louisiana - largest port (by tonnage) in the western hemisphere

Pritzker Military Museum and Library
Pritzker Military Museum and Library - Chicago, Illinois

Pro Football Hall of Fame
Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio

Project SNOWstorm
Project SNOWstorm - study of Snowy Owl winter migration south from the Arctic to the United States

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
PBS - Public Broadcasting Service

Pulitzer Prizes
The Pulitzer Prizes - named for Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911)

Queen Elizabeth II of England
Her Majesty The Queen - Queen Elizabeth II of England

Quidditch
U.S. Quidditch - teams that compete in Quidditch tournaments, the game made famous in the Harry Potter novels

RAGBRAI
Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa - bicyclists ride from the Missouri River to the Mississippi River across Iowa in one week! (sponsored by the Des Moines Register)

Raoul Wallenberg Foundation
The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation

Recipes for Healthy Hearts
Recipes for healthy hearts by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Reef Environmental Education Foundation
Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF)

Restore the Gulf
Restore the Gulf - a recovery effort for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Rhode Island
official website of the state of Rhode Island; Providence (capital)

Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California

Riding Through History - RAGBRAI
Riding Through History, an exhibit on RAGBRAI at the Iowa State Historical Museum; RAGBRAI is a bicycle ride across the state of Iowa form the Missouri River to the Mississippi River

Ringling
The Ringling, an art and historical museum in Sarasota, Florida

Ringling Center for Elephant Conservation
Ringling Bros. Center for Elephant Conservation in Sarasota, Florida; largest herd of Asian elephants in the Western Hemisphere;

Rocket Boys Festival
Rocket Boys Festival, held annually in West Virginia near Coalwood to honor the Rocket Boys, Homer Hickam and his high school friends who built and launched rockets; Homer wrote a book - Rocket Boys - that was made into a popular movie - October Sky

Rocket Contest
Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) - Rocket contest for high school students sponsored by the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)

Rockwell Museum
The Rockwell Museum - art museum in downtown Corning, New York located in the Old City Hall building

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, California

Roosevelt (FDR) Day-by-Day log
primary source log of FDR's daily activities during his four terms in office from 1933 to his death on April 12, 1945 (FDR Presidential Library and Museum)

Roosevelt: Day of Infamy speech (primary source doc)
President Franklin D. Roosevelt's address to Congress on Dec. 8, 1941 following the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec. 7 - Day of Infamy speech

Rosa Parks - Library of Congress
Rosa Parks, mother of the civil rights movement: learning materials from the Library of Congress

Roscosmos
Roscosmos - the Russian Federal Space Agancy

Rose Center for Earth and Space
Rose Center for Earth and Space (Hayden Planetarium) by the American Museum of Natural History in New York City

Rosie The Riveter Association
American Rosie The Riveter Association

Rosie the Riveter Trust
Rosie the Riveter Trust

Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park
Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park - National Park Service (NPS), established in 2000

Rotary International
Rotary International, a service organization of business people

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

Safety Council
National Safety Council with the sole mission of promoting safety; based in Itasca, Illinois

San Andreas fault - USGS
San Andreas fault explained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo

Santa Ana winds
explanation of Santa Ana winds by UCLA

Save the Redwoods League
Save the Redwoods League, an organization that has been preserving redwood forests since 1918

Schulz Museum - Peanuts cartoon
Museum devoted to Charles Schulz, creator of Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang

Science Center of Iowa
Science Center of Iowa - Des Moines

Science Friday
Science Friday by the Science Friday Initiative; radio program aired by many NPR stations

Scottish Science Hall of Fame
Scottish Science Hall of Fame - biographies of 10 famous scientists

Scripps National Spelling Bee
Scripps National Spelling Bee

Scripps Research Institute
The Scripps Research Institute in California

Seacoast Science Center
Seacoast Science Center in Rye, New Hampshire - celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017

Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking (SARSAT)
SARSAT, a search and rescue initiative operated by NOAA

Seasons of the year explained (NASA)
Seasons of the year explained by NASA

Seattle Art Museum
Seattle Art Museum in Seattle, Washington

Secret Service
United States Secret Service

Shackleton Centenary
Shackleton Centenary - descendants of Ernest Shackleton retrace his 1908-1909 expedition to Antarctica

Shedd Aquarium
Shedd Aquarium - Chicago

Sherman Antitrust Act (primary source doc)
Sherman Antitrust Act, enacted in 1890 to end monopolies;

Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum and Baseball Library
The Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum and Baseball Library in Greenville, South Carolina is devoted to telling the story of Joe Jackson, one of the greatest baseball players ever to play the game

Shotts Pipe (bagpipes) Band
Shotts Pipe Band - over 100-year old world champion bagpipe band based in Scotland

Shriners Hospitals for Children
Shriners Hospitals for Children

Silk Road
The Silk Road, a trade route dating back to ancient Asia and the Roman Empire; information from UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization)

Silos and Smokestacks
National Heritage Area - Iowa

Simon Wiesenthal
biography of Simon Wiesenthal, Holocaust survivor who spent the rest of his life bringing Nazi war criminals to justice

Sioux City Art Center
Sioux City Art Center in Sioux City, Iowa

Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza - President John F. Kennedy assassination

Sluth Carolina
official website of the state of South Carolina; Columbia (capital)

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian Latino Center
Smithsonian Latino Center

Smithsonian Learning Lab
Smithsonian Learning Lab, an online digital resource with more than one million artifacts from their vast collections

Smithsonian National Zoo
Smithsonian National Zoo

Snow Crystals
website by Kenneth Libbrecht, professor of Physics at Caltech

Snowfall forecasts from the National Weather Service (NWS)
The National Weather Service has three experimental forecasts on snowfall from 65 forecast offices throughout the United States

Solar Decathlon
Solar Decathlon - college competition sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Energy

South Dakota
official website of the state of South Dakota; Pierre (capital)

Southeastern Conference (SEC)
Southeastern Conference - 9 member schools

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)
Southwest Research Institute Planetary Sciences Directorate in Boulder, Colorado

Space Needle
Seattle's Space Needle, built for the 1962 World's Fair

Space Science Institute
Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado

Space Weather Prediction Center
Space Weather Prediction Center (NOAA) located in Boulder, Colorado

SpaceX
SpaceX, a private contractor to NASA to advance America's goals for space exploration

Spirit of '45
Spirit of '45 - keeping the history of World War II alive

Sputnik
Sputnik, the first satellite to orbit the Earth; developed and launched by the Soviet Union in 1957

Spy Museum
International Spy Museum in Washington D.C.

Stanford University
Stanford University - California

State Historical Society of Iowa
State Historical Society of Iowa: museum in Des Moines

State of Iowa
State of Iowa

State of Washington history
history of the state of Washington

Statue of Liberty National Monument
Statue of Liberty National Monument (National Park Service)

Steam Railroading Institute
Steam Railroading Institute of Michigan, owner of No. 1225 steam locomotive that still operates

Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking, theoretical physicist who was international known for his work studying the cosmos

Stevens Institute of Technology
Stevens Institute of Technology (New Jersey)

Storm Prediction Center - National Weather Service (NWS)
Storm Prediction Center (National Weather Service)

Strataca - Underground Salt Mine Museum
Strataca - Underground Salt Mine Museum in Hutchinson, Kansas

Student News Net Career Profile Videos
Career profiles based on Student News Net current event coverage.

Sullivan Brothers Iowa and Veterans Museum
Sullivan Brothers Iowa and Veterans Museum: Five Sullivan brothers from Waterloo, Iowa, were killed when their ship was struck by a torpedo during World War II.

Sun and Solar System
The solar system and sun explained by NASA

Sun by NASA
excellent illustration and explannation of the sun's layers by NASA

Super Bowl 50 - NFL
Super Bowl 50: Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10

Supreme Court of the United States
The Supreme Court - Judicial Branch of the federal government

Swedish History Museum
Swedish History Museum in Stockholm, Sweden

Swimming - Team USA
USA Swimming

Team USA
Team USA - Olympics

Tennessee
official website of the state of Tennessee; Nashville (capital)

Tennessee Valley Authority Act (primary source doc)
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Act enacted in 1933 to provide flood control for the Tennessee River and to improve navigation;

Texas
official website of the state of Texas; Austin (capital)

Thanksgiving origin
Two pilgrims who attended the First Thanksgiving in 1621 wrote about the event - primary source doc from the Pilgrim Hall Museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts

Thanksgiving Proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln
In 1863, Pres. Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday in November as a day of thanks - primary source doc (National Park Service)

Thanksgiving Proclamation by President George Washington (primary source doc)
In 1789, George Washington issued a proclamation declaring a day of thanks for Nov. 26, 1789 - primary source doc from the Library of Congress

The Alamo
The Alamo: The Mission, The Battle, The Legend (in San Antonio, Texas to commemorate the 1836 event)

The Great Lakes Historical Society
The Great Lakes Historical Society

The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy

The Nobel Peace Prize
The Nobel Peace Prize

The Toledo Zoo
The Toledo Zoo

Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary - NOAA and State of Michigan
Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Alpena, Michigan offers tours of shipwreck sites on glass bottom boats

Time - Atomic Clock
Atomic clock

Time and Date
Time and Date - interactive time zone map

Titanic Belfast
Titanic Belfast - in Ireland - museum devoted to the 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic

Tokyo 2020 - Summer Olympics
Summer Olympics in Tokyo in 2020

Toledo Museum of Art
Toledo Museum of Art

Tony Awards
The Tony Awards, named after Antoinette Perry after she died in 1946; awarded since 1947 for achievement by theatre professionals;

Tower Bridge in London
Tower Bridge in London, one of the most famous structures in the world

Travel and tourism sites for U.S. States and Territories
Travel and tourism sites by usa.gov

Treaty of Paris (primary source doc)
Treaty of Paris that ended the American Revolution (1783)

Tsunami Warning Centers
U.S. Tsunami Warning Centers (National Weather Service/NOAA)

Tulane University
Tulane University - New Orleans

Turkey Federation
National Turkey Federation

Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site in Alabama; African American pilots who fought during WWII (National Park Service site)

Tuskegee University
Tuskegee University, founded in 1881 as the Tuskegee Institute with Dr. Booker T. Washington its first principal

Twilight Wish Foundation
Twilight Wish Foundation, based in Doylestown, Penn., which grants wishes to senior citizens

U.S. Air Force
U.S. Air Force

U.S. Army
U.S. Army

U.S. Army Center of Military History
U.S. Army Center of Military History

U.S. Botanic Garden
U.S. Botanic Garden

U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Census Bureau

U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Coast Guard

U.S. Congress
Congress.gov is the main legislative information system website for the U.S. Congress.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA
U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA

U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

U.S. Dept. of the Treasury
U.S. Dept. of the Treasury

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, USFWS
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), includes national wildlife refuges

U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Forest Service

U.S. Geological Survey, USGS
U.S. Geological Survey, USGS

U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Marine Corps
U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Mint
U.S. Mint - coins

U.S. Navy
U.S. Navy

U.S. Senate
U.S. Senate

U.S. Space & Rocket Center
U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, a mission of NASA, with partners, to educate students about space careers and space programs

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Supreme Court

Udvar-Hazy Center: National Air and Space Museum
satellite of the National Air and Space Museum, a Smithsonian museum on the National Mall

Ulster Museum - National Museums of Northern Ireland
National Museums of Northern Ireland

Ulysses S. Grant home
Ulysses S. Grant (18th president) home in Galena, Illinois

UNESCO
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

UNICEF
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund

United Nations
United Nations - headquarters located in New York City

United Nations Charter
United Nations Charter (1945) - Primary Source Document (National Archives)

United Service Organizations (USO)
USO - began in 1941 to meet the recreational needs of military personnel during World War II and in 2016, is celebrating 75 years

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Unity College
Unity College in Maine; has a major in park management, one of a few schools that offer the degree

Unsung Heroes: the story of America\\\'s female patriots
Unsung Heroes film (2014), produced by Ron Howard to highlight women in the military

USS Constitution
USS Constitution (Old Ironsides), the oldest commissioned ship in the U.S. Navy (1797); home port is Boston with a museum next to the dock

USS Constitution Museum
USS Constitution Museum in Boston (Charlestown)

USS Monitor
The USS Monitor Center in Newport News, Virginia

Utah
official website of the state of Utah; Salt Lake City (capital)

Valley Forge National Historical Park
Valley Forge National Historical Park - Pennsylvania (National Park Service, NPS)

Van Gogh Museum
The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam

Vatican - The Holy See
The Vatican - The Holy See (Pope Francis)

Vermont
official website of the state of Vermont; Montpelier (capital)

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
veterans organization tracing its roots to 1899

VEX Robotics Competition
VEX Robotics Competition to connect students, mentors and schools to technology-based programs and careers (The Robotics Education and Competition Foundation)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial (the Wall) on the National Mall in Washington (National Park Service)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund

Vietnam Veterans of America
Vietnam Veterans of America

Vietnam Women's Memorial Foundation
A site in memory of the women who served in Vietnam and first hand accounts of women in the war.

Violins of Hope
Violins of Hope: violins once played by Holocaust victims that have been restored by Amnon Weinstein of Tel Aviv, Israel

Violins of Hope - Cleveland
Violins of Hope exhibit that was in Cleveland at the Maltz Museum in 2015-2016

Virginia
official website of the state of Virginia; Richmond (capital)

Volcano World
Volcano World - Oregon State University

Voting Rights Act (primary source doc)
Voting Rights of 1965 signed by President Lyndon Johnson one year after enacting the Civil Rights Act

Wallenberg Legacy
an award given annually by the University of Michigan in honor of Raoul Wallenberg, a UMich graduate who saved thousands of Hungarian Jewish citizens during WWII

Walt Whitman Archive
The Walt Whitman Archive - Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln

Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art
Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art at Salisbury University in Maryland

Washed Ashore
Washed Ashore, a nonprofit based in Bandon, Oregon that turns plastic ocean debris into beautiful sculptures

Washington
official website of the state of Washington; Olympia (capital)

Washington Crossing Historic Park
Washington Crossing State Park (Pennsylvania), the site of George Washington and his Continental Army crossing the Delaware River on Dec. 25, 1776.

Washington's Farewell Address (primary source doc)
President George Washington's Farewell Address in 1796 - Primary Source Document transcript at the National Archives

Washington's First Inaugural Address (primary source doc)
President George Washington's First Inaugural Address in 1789 - Primary Source Document transcript at the National Archives

Watch the Skies blog - NASA
Watch the Skies blog by NASA

Water Streamer - USGS
interactive map to trace river and streams upstream and downstream; U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Water Watch
Real time updates of water conditions throughout the United States, including flood and drought conditions by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Water: California Dept. of Water Resources
California Dept. of Water Resources

Webb Space Telescope
The James Webb Space Telescope - NASA

West Virginia
official website of the state of West Virginia; Charleston (capital)

Western Reserve Historical Society
Western Reserve Historical Society - Cleveland, Ohio

White House
The White House

White House Historical Association
White House Historical Association - a nonpartisan organization founded in 1961 that focuses on preserving the White House

Wilderness Act of 1964
Primary source doc: The Wilderness Act of 1964

Wilderness Preservation System
National Wilderness Preservation System

Wildlife Trafficking Alliance
U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance

William J. Clinton Presidential Library
William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum in Little Rock, Arkansas

Winter Carnival
Winter Carnival in St. Paul, Minnesota

Wisconsin
official website of the state of Wisconsin; Madison (capital)

Wisconsin Historical Society
Wisconsin Historical Society

Women in Aviation International
Women in Aviation International is a nonprofit organization that supports women in all aviation career fields and interests; scholarships offered for high school girls;

Women in the U.S. Army
history of women in the U.S. Army from the days of the Revolutionary War

Women's History Moonth
Women's History Month - collaborative site of many institutions

Women's Right to Vote (primary source doc)
The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution giving women the right to vote was ratified in 1920;

Woodrow Wilson Fourteen Points (primary source doc)
President Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points on Jan. 8, 1918, a road map to peace to end World War I

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum in Staunton, Virginia

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Massachusetts

World Food Prize
World Food Prize, founded by Norman Borlaug, Iowa native and winner of the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for his work in agriculture

World Health Organization (WHO)
World Health Organization (WHO), founded in 1948 with headquarters in Geneva

World Heritage Site Convention
Text of the Convention convened in 1972 by UNESCO to establish World Heritage Sites - primary source doc

World Heritage Sites - UNESCO
World Heritage sites by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization)

World Living Statues Festival
World Living Statues Festival in Arnhem, The Netherlands. Robert Shangle from Michigan has represented the United States at the festival three times, most recently in 2017.

World Solar Challenge
World Solar Challenge

World War I Centennial Commission
World War I Centennial Commission

World War I Museum and Memorial
National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri

World War II Museum
National World War II Museum - New Orleans

World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument
World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument - Hawaii (Pearl Harbor), Alaska, California (National Park Service)

World Water Day
World Water Day - March 22 (sponsored by the United Nations)

World Wildlife Fund
World Wildlife Fund - based in Washington D.C.; 1 million members in U.S., works in 100 countries protecting the future of nature

Worlds of Puppetry Museum
Worlds of Puppetry Museum within the Center for Puppetry Arts - Atlanta, Georgia

Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America - second Saturday in December to honor fallen soldiers

Wright Brothers
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park (National Park Service)

Wyoming
official website of the state of Wyoming; Cheyenne (capital)

Xerces Society
The Xerces Society, an organization dedicated to conservation of invertebrates; based in Portland, Oregon

Xerox Scholarships
Xerox Scholarships

Yankee Air Museum
Yankee Air Museum near Detroit - home of the B-24 Bomber Plant during World War II

Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park (National Park Service) - in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, the first national park

Yellowstone Park founding (primary source doc)
Establishment of Yellowstone National Park in 1872, the nation's first national park

Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center
Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center on the campus of Montclair State University in New Jersey; Yogi Berra (1925-2015) was a famous pro baseball player

Yorktown Battlefield
Yorktown Battlefield, part of Colonial National Historical Park (National Park Service)

Yosemite Conservancy
Yosemite Conservancy - protecting Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park in California (National Park Service)

Yukon Quest
An international 1,000-mile dog sled race retracing the route during the late 19th century and early 20th century Klondike Gold Rush in Alaska and Canada

Zion National Park
Zion National Park in Utah (National Park Service)

Zooniverse
organization that conducts research through crowdsourcing; administered by research institutions in the United States and England;

   
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