Montana Historical Society

Big Sky ~ Big History

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Montana: Stories of the Land

Companion Website and Online Teacher's Guide

Other Useful Links

The Library of Congress website provides historical pictures and information. Of particular interest may be the digital collections and teachers pages. Teachers who want to incorporate primary sources into their classrooms may want to start with this lesson on primary sources.

The U.S. Census Bureau website provides statistical information on the United States.

The Education staff at the National Archives and Records Administration has created a marvelous set of document analysis worksheets. These include the Written Document Analysis Worksheet we have recommended for use with our Learning from Historical Document Units as well as worksheets designed to guide students through analyzing cartoons, posters, photographs, maps, artifacts, motion pictures, and sound recordings.

Measuring Worth is a website that offers calculators  that can help you understand how the value of the dollar has changed over time and to compare the costs of goods in the past to today.

Spurs, photo by Alexandra Swaney, courtesy Montana Arts Council
Lewis and Clark
Detail, Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1804, Dean Cornwell, Montana Historical Society Museum