Reliable sites that help kids learn about American history can be found throughGraphite, aweb service provided by thenonprofit organization Common Sense Education. Graphite lists, rates and reviews educational websites and apps.
Reliable American history sites reviewed by Graphite include PBS LearningMedia and iCivics. The educational tools on PBS LearningMedia are divided by grade, subject and media type. Within the U.S. history subsection, kids can pick different periods of time, such as the Civil War or Great Depression, to see history lessons,videos, audio clips andlinks to approved outside webpages. The iCivics site, which received a 2015MacArthur Foundation Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, focuses on the civics side of U.S. history.