A BIOGRAPHY OF AMERICA Annenberg/CPB
The 'companion site to the video series and telecourse'. Twenty-six chapters, each with some sort of interactive feature, including....
Some excellent maps:
- Slave and Free Soil Animated map reminds us that all 13 colonies once had slavery. (Wish: click on states to learn more).
- Mapping Conquest 8 maps in one. Nice overlay/comparison feature. Their method of turning on and off map features should be noted.
- Transportation Revolution Roads, canals, railroads to 1830-1870.
- The New West Less history than commentary, this map still has some interesting things--like the map of public lands.
- 1555-1735: Colonial Settlement Note that you can view events in Europe, and also other settlement activity.
- 1555-1876: America at the Centennial "Alternative timeline"; lets you view events dealing with women, African Americans, labor, and Indians.
You can find all the features at the sitemap. While the "You Decide" features don't use new media, they're an excellent example of deep interactive learning.