Last week, Learning Never Stops posted a great article about a variety of online museums. You need to add over and check out the entire list. Some of their suggestions are history / social studies related and you’ll want to be sure to read their reviews of the following suggestions:

But there are other online museums out there that are super handy for classroom use. So today . . . a quick list of places you can visit for great resources to incorporate into your instruction:

Here you’ll find a list of all of the Smithsonian museums with links to to their online exhibitions. Go directly to a long list of virtual exhibits.

Virtual Vatican Tours
Includes the Sistine Chapel, tons of rooms, and artwork.

The British Museum
Twelve online areas focusing on different areas of the world and special exhibitions.

National Women’s History Museum
My favorite spot here? Women spies in American history.

Chicago History Museum
Includes some cool stuff on Lincoln and the Chicago Fire.

Field Museum
Tons of stuff on Africa, Egypt, and the environment.

Benjamin Franklin
Of all the Founding Fathers, Ben’s my favorite. Learn more about him in six different themes.

Learn more about space program.

National Archives Digital Vault
I’ve written about the Digital Vault before but it’s so good that it needs another push.

Imperial War Museum
Some nice stuff on WWI, WWII, Falklands, and Cold War.

Bonus sites?

Learn more about Jefferson and his world.

The Museum of Useful Things
Awesome place for artifacts of everyday life.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Perhaps one of the most powerful museums ever.

National Portrait Gallery
A great Civil War exhibit is online right now.

What sites would you add?