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Welcome to the U.S. History II page!



The U.S. History II page is here to help students studying the second half of U.S. History. While it is geared to the Virginia SOL, any student or parent can use to to get history resources.

Lots of help, resources, videos, and online exhibits are coming, including:


























Weird History:  In 1914 during World War I, some English and German soldiers played soccer around Christmas in unofficial "cease-fires."  Here is a "Horrible History" account, and then a BBC page going into much more detail:



CLICK HERE to visit the BBC page on 1914 Christmas truce

Eleanor Roosevelt and the United Nations -- Online Exhibit











































































George Gershwin

Official site for George & Ira Gershwin--Read biographies and listen to their music.

George Gershwin -- Biography.com entry

Listen to Rhapsody in Blue:



Listen to Summertime:


Louis Armstrong:




Bessie Smith:


CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT:

Rosa Parks Collection--Her personal papers at the Library of Congress

Read Rosa Park's account of her arrest from her personal papers--CLICK HERE








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