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Welcome to Simi Valley Unified School District's new website. Please pardon our dust as we import our content and format the pages. When complete, we are confident that our new site will be a valuable resource to our community.

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Social Studies Links

Library Media Center Home


World History

The Middle Ages and the Renaissance




United States History

 Civil War

  • African American Perspectives - "The Daniel A. P. Murray Pamphlet Collection presents a panoramic and eclectic review of African-American history and culture, spanning almost one hundred years from the early nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries, with the bulk of the material published between 1875 and 1900."

  • Life of the Common Foot Soldier- A collection of stories of what it was like for the common soldiers during the American Civil War as they experienced life in the camps and on the battlefield.

  • Life of a Confederate Soldier - A site with selected excerpts from a narrative on the war by a common Confederate soldier.

  • Life of a Union Soldier - This site contains selected excerpts from the candid account on the war presented by a common Federal soldier.

  • Civil War Photographs Collection - This site "contains 1,118 photographs. Most of the images were made under the supervision of Mathew B. Brady, and include scenes of military personnel, preparations for battle, and battle after-effects. The collection also includes portraits of both Confederate and Union officers, and a selection of enlisted men."

  • The U. S. Civil War Center - A site established by Louisiana State University that contains an extensive list of Web Pages on the U. S. Civil War.

  • Civil War in Pennsylvania and Virginia -"The Valley of the Shadow Project takes two communities, one Northern and one Southern, through the experience of the American Civil War."

  • Civil War Home Page - "The American Civil War Homepage gathers together in one place hypertext links to the most useful identified electronic files about the American Civil War (1861-1865). The page opens a gateway to the Internet's multi-formatted resources about what is arguably the seminal event in American history."

  • Lincoln's First Inaugural Address

  • Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address

  • Rare Map Collection - American Civil War- The University of Georgia makes available historic maps of theWar period.


Westward Movement

  • California as I Saw It:" First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900 - This site "consists of the full texts and illustrations of 190 works documenting the formative era of California's history through eyewitness accounts. The collection covers the dramatic between the Gold Rush and the turn of the twentieth century. It captures the pioneer experience; encounters between Anglo-Americans and the diverse peoples who had preceded them; the transformation of the land by mining, ranching, agriculture, and urban development; the often-turbulent growth of communities and cities; and California's emergence as both a state and a
    place of uniquely American dreams."




General 19th Century Resources


General 20th Century Resources


Music of the 20th Century


Timelines and Historical Overviews




American Government



  • National Budget Simulation: Short Version - "This simple simulation should give you a better feel of the trade-offs which citizens and policy makers will need to make to balance the budget." This site is a project of UC-Berkeley's Center for community Economics Research.

  • National Budget Simulation: Long Version - This simulation is a longer and more detailed version of the one directly above.

  • Statistical Resources on the Web - A terrific site from the University of Michigan Documents Center that is well organized and has considerable data related to economics.

  • Patenting Issues

  • The New York Stock Exchange - The official site of the NYSE.

  • Findings from Education and the Economy: An Indicators Report - "Some attribute the loss of the nation's productivity advantage to what they claim is the limited ability of the U.S. educational system to provide students with the skills necessary to succeed in today's labor market. However, factors other than education also affect productivity, and these must be considered when comparing productivity, trends across countries."

  • EDGAR Database - "The SEC requires all public companies (except foreign companies and companies with less than $10 million in assets and 500 shareholders) to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR."

  • Cost-of-Living Calculator

  • State, Metropolitan Areas and County Profiles - "Quick, easy access to facts about people, business, and geography".

  • County and City Data Books "This resource provides WWW access to the electronic versions of the 1988 and 1994 County and City Data Books. This service provides the opportunity to create custom printouts and/or customized data subsets."