Here are just a few of the many Web sites we've discovered that contain information on New Deal topics or resources for teachers and students.
Sites About the New Deal:
FDR Online--a photo history of WWII and the Depression. - http://www.corbis.com/FDR/
A Web site developed by Corbis Corporation in conjunction with the release of their latest CD-ROM, "FDR." The site contains photo essays on the photographers of the Farm Security Administration, as well as an extensive collection of photographs depicting World War II.
George Mason University Special Collections and Archive - www.gmu.edu/library/specialcollections/federal.html
Contains information about its Federal Theater Project holdings, which include a collection of over 600 FTP posters on color slides.
Library of Congress American Memory - lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/ammemhome.html
The Library of Congress exhibits include color photographs of the Farm Security Administration (1938-1944) and information about the Federal Writers Project folklore and life history collections.
NARA Archival Information Locator - www.nara.gov/nara/nail.html
An interactive database of over 220,000 of the National Archives and Records Administration's holdings across the country.
New York Public Library Center for the Humanities - www.nypl.org/research/chss/spe/art/photo/photoex.html
The NYPL Center for Humanities' photographic series, including Berenice Abbott's "Changing New York, 1935-1938" and Lewis Wickes Hines' "Work Portraits, 1920-1939".
Sites for Teachers and Students:
CyberSchool Magazine - www.cyberschoolmag.com
Its "Surfin' Librarian" contains links to more than 1,000 learning sites.
The Globe Program - www.globe.gov
Designed for K-12 science classes, it posts student-collected environmental data and enables students to confer with scientists online.
The Incredible Art Department - www.in.net/~kenroar/
An innovative site for Art classes that showcases creative lesson plans and student projects.
National Geographic Online - www.nationalgeographic.com
The National Geographic Society's interactive Web site allows students and teachers to explore a treasure trove of information about the people and places of the world.
PBS Teacher Connex - www.pbs.org/tconnex/
PBS-sponsored site for K-12, features interdisciplinary resources for teachers such as lesson plans to accompany educational programming.
Teacher's Network - www.teachnet.org
Developed for teachers by teachers, it includes resources such as a searchable database of lesson plans, information on grant opportunities, and interactive chat groups.
UC Berkeley Regional Oral History Office - www.lib.berkeley.edu/BANC/ROHO/
Provides tips on conducting interviews and a useful "One Minute Guide" to collecting oral histories.
Utah State Oral History Program - www.www.usu.edu/~oralhist/
Describes the oral history project at Utah State and provides useful "how to" information on collecting and documenting life histories.