Agriculture in the Classroom
Select State Web Sites from the State Programs menu and choose your state. Contact your local program for more information on agricultural history and the role of transportation. For a brief overview of agriculture in your state, click on State Agricultural Profiles and choose your state.
American Association for State and Local History
Click on the Resource Links page for a list of local historical societies, libraries, and archives.
The Library of Congress provides railroad and city maps and collections of images and documents from communities all over the United States. Search your state/city in List All Collections to find out about its past. Explore The Learning Page for additional resources.
Association of American Railroads
Offers free resources to teachers of grades K-12, including books, videos, CD-ROMs, maps, safety brochures, activity sheets, and supplies. Select Teacher Resources.
History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web
Links and information on all units materials and their connection to your community. Helpful information on teaching with documents in the Making Sense of Evidence section.
Find out about roads and roadside attractions throughout the United States, including Route 66. See if Route 66 runs near where you live, or if a famous road like it is near you.
Extensive information, including listings of railroad resources all over the United States. For information on railroads in your community, look under Resources on the left-hand side. Click Tourist Railroads/Museums and then your state to find attractions in your area. Clicking on Historical Societies leads to an alphabetical state listing of nationwide railroad historical societies. These links will provide railroad information specific to your area. Contact organizations by phone for more information.
U.S. Department of Commerce
Click on your state in the map in the right margin. Contact a commerce organization, administration, or department in your area for more information on the role your state plays in the global community.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Click on About Communities in the left margin to find maps, statistics, and information on housing in your community. Contact your state housing department for more information.
U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration National Highway System
Learn the difference between types of highways, including President Eisenhowers interstate system. Scroll down and click on your state to view the different highways that run through or near your community.
U.S. Historical Census Data Browser
Using the census, find out how the population of your community changed throughout time. Compare different time periods by selecting different years in the left margin. Select Total Population, then your state, to find your countys population.