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February 2001

America's Story from America's Library

America's Story presents highlights of American history within the context of five major themes: Meet Amazing Americans, Jump Back in Time, Explore the States, Join America at Play, and See, Hear and Sing.
The layout of this site, enhanced with cheerful colors, is direct and easy to follow.
This site is easy to navigate. Each page has navigational buttons at the top of the page. The buttons link to the homepage and into the main thematic sections. Each section has a left-side table of contents.
Students will find the language of America's Story interesting and informative -- as will adults. Find out who inspired the creation of the teddy bear, was the hero of the dime novels, or spied for the Union Army in Meet Amazing Americans. Revisit periods of American history from exploration to the present in Jump Back in Time, or choose a state from the drop-down menu or image map and travel across the United States, learning specifics about each state. See, Hear and Sing offers visitors the opportunity to listen to music and watch videos of the country's past while learning about animated cartoons and odd instruments. Included are lots of guessing games, scavenger hunts, and graphics that will appeal to a young audience.