This is a collection of free Online EBooks, Speeches, Primary Sources, etc. This is a great way to integrate technology into lessons without spending money or getting expensive equipment.

I have also added resources from the note taking collection which might be helpful to utilize with these audio files.

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Audio files of famous speeches. These are indexed and searchable. You can download the files and they are accompanied by text. This resource is part of the Audio Texts, Music and Podcasts collection.
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Librivox

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This website offers free audio books based upon public domain texts, (ie) older books. This resource is part of the Audio Texts, Music and Podcasts collection.
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Free Classic AudioBooks

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This website contains free audio recordings of books in the public domain. This resource is part of the Audio Texts, Music and Podcasts collection.
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This is a brief PowerPoint which provides questions as to how to analyze a primary source. It is based upon the National Archives Format found at www.nara.gov. This resource is part of the Audio Texts, Music and Podcasts collection.
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This resource is a packet of resources, such as worksheets, for better listening. This resource is part of the Audio Texts, Music and Podcasts collection.
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Movie Notetaking Sheet

by Mr. Harpine .

This resource is a notetaking sheet for movies using the KWL format. This resource is part of the Note Taking Formats collection.
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This is a link to website with interesting podcasts about obscure historical events. The episodes are long so you would probably want to use clips. They could also be used for homework if students have internet access. This podcast is also available for free on iTunes if you prefer to access it that way. This resource is part of the Audio Texts, Music and Podcasts collection.
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Hardcore History Podcast

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I almost hesitate to add this podcast. I personally do not use this resource, the children I teach are too young. However, this might be an interesting resource for teachers of advanced or AP history classes. Basically this podcast looks at history from an outside "Martian" perspective. The podcast could cause controversy because of its unconventional approach. Listen to it first...then decide. This resource is part of the Audio Texts, Music and Podcasts collection.
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This resources is a link to a site with many free primary source materials. This resource is part of the Audio Texts, Music and Podcasts collection.
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This is a link to the LearnOutLoud.com website where you can find great speeches in podcast form. Some are audio footage, some have been read by actors. This resource is part of the Audio Texts, Music and Podcasts collection.
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This resource is a list of songs and music which might be helpful in a history course. This resource is part of the Audio Texts, Music and Podcasts collection.
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Song Analysis Worksheet

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This worksheet was adapted from one available at the Truman Library. You can find the original at this website: www.trumanlibrary.org This resource is part of the Audio Texts, Music and Podcasts collection.
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The list of songs above is somewhat long and includes several I don't use in my own classroom. In this printable list I have listed fifteen songs I actually use or have used in the past. These ones directly relate to social studies standards in most states. (One note: When using "The Partisan" I usually use the Leonard Cohen version, when using "Istanbul not Constantinople" I use the They Might be Giants version.) This resource is part of the Audio Texts, Music and Podcasts collection.
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