Vital Portal : History http://www.vital.ac.uk/portals Vital Portal : History
Vital is delivered by The (UK) Open University and part-funded by the Department for Education.
It aims to support practitioners in sharing their expertise and thus enhance the quality of teaching and learning.
The Google Cultural Institute http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/ The Google Cultural Institute helps preserve and promote culture online
With a team of dedicated engineers, Google is building tools that make it simple to tell the stories of our diverse cultural heritage and make them accessible worldwide.
We have created this site to provide a visually rich and interactive online experience for telling cultural stories in new ways. Discover exhibits by expert curators, find artifacts, view photographs, read original manuscripts, watch videos, and more.
Interactive Historical Thinking Poster http://teachinghistory.org/historical-thinking-poster-2 Interactive Historical Thinking Poster for Secondary Teachers
Hover your mouse over a section, click, and then click on a bullet to learn about the image and find teaching resources.
Docs Teach http://docsteach.org/ Docs Teach aims to make History come to Life. Each of the several activity-creation tool helps students develop historical thinking skills and gets them thinking like historians.
CriticalPast (Royalty Free .. NOT Free) http://www.criticalpast.com/ View more than 57,000 historic videos and 7 million photos for FREE in one of the world's largest collections of royalty-free archival stock footage.
CriticalPast.com was formed by a team of archival research, film, and Internet professionals, working together to create one of the largest privately held online archival footage sources in the world.
The collection spans thousands of hours of video, millions of still photos, and continues to grow.
It is easily searched by professionals and non-professionals alike, and placing an order for footage or photos is simple and straight-forward.
Civil War Sallie http://bit.ly/civilwarsallie Civil War Sallie Technology Projects-Special Guest: Sarah and Jim Beeghley
Classroom 2.0 one hour webinar with Civil War Sallie ... the travelling bear.
Full recording here PLUS a whole host of links to USA civil war resources.
If you are 'doing' the USA Civil War in your classroom then this web resource is a MUST
A Blog About History http://www.ablogabouthistory.com/ A Blog About History
This is a blog about history. It is edited by me, Sevaan Franks, and features news articles and links to interesting anthropology, archaeology, geology, paleontology and other general history-related items from around the world.
50 Things You Need to Know About British History http://www.history.co.uk/home.html? 50 Things You Need to Know About British History
The History Channel has devised a rundown of 50 things you need to know about our island nation.
Explore the events, the people and the culture at the very core of our nation's DNA.
Why not take advantage of some brilliant new teaching resources brought to you by Teachers TV and The History Channel? 50 Things is packed with exciting tales of transformation, exploration, revolution and conflict to give students an insight into the very nature of Britain.
Center for History and New Media http://chnm.gmu.edu/ Since 1994, the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University has used digital media and computer technology to democratize history—to incorporate multiple voices, reach diverse audiences, and encourage popular participation in presenting and preserving the past.
We sponsor more than two dozen digital history projects and offer free tools and resources for historians.
Moving History (History Videos) http://www.movinghistory.ac.uk/ Moving History (History Videos)
This research guide to the United Kingdom’s twelve public sector moving image archives presents detailed information on these fascinating and valuable film and television collections.
The Moving History guide aims to encourage research into archive film and film history, and to promote the value of these resources to all, including academics and students across the arts and humanities in higher education. It is hoped that the information found here will be of interest to all those who seek to expand their understanding and use of moving image material.
The Domesday Book http://www.domesday1986.com/ In 1086 King William I of England published the Domesday Book, hand written on vellum and now on display at The National Archives in London.
In 1986 the BBC published its Domesday Project on a pair of twelve inch laser discs with a laserdisc player and microcomputer.
In 2003 LongLife Data, supported by The National Archives, BBC and ATSF, created a Windows version of the 1986 Domesday Community data which is available to use at The National Archives.
In 2004 LongLife Data created this web version.
Domesday Book: record of a British census and land survey in 1085-1086 ordered by William the Conqueror
Newsplayer http://newsplayer.com/index.asp Newsplayer unlocks the news vaults of the past 100 years.
Play moving images from throughout the 20th century from the birth of flight to the Space Shuttle; from the Jitterbug to the Spice Girls; and from the First World War to Mandela? march to freedom. Enjoy history at your fingertips.
Subscription ? a year
History News Service http://historynewsservice.org/ Founded in 1996, the History News Service (HNS) is an informal syndicate of professional historians who seek to improve the public's understanding of current events by setting these events in their historical contexts.
World War I Rotogravures http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/rotogravures/ World War I Rotogravures
During the World War I era (1914-18), leading newspapers took advantage of a new printing process that dramatically altered their ability to reproduce images. Rotogravure printing, which produced richly detailed, high quality illustrations?ven on inexpensive newsprint paper?as used to create vivid new pictorial sections. Publishers that could afford to invest in the new technology saw sharp increases both in readership and advertising revenue.
The images in this collection track American sentiment about the war in Europe, week by week, before and after the United States became involved. Events of the war are detailed alongside society news and advertisements touting products of the day, creating a pictorial record of both the war effort and life at home.
Center for History and New Media (CHNM) http://chnm.gmu.edu/ Since 1994, the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) has used digital media and computer technology to change the ways that people?cholars, students, and the general public?earn about and use the past. We do that by bringing together the most exciting and innovative digital media with the latest and best historical scholarship.
History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web | The September 11 Digital Archive | History News Network | Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution | World History Matters | Teaching American History | The Blackout History Project | Interpreting the Declaration of Independence by Translation | The Journal of Social History | The Radical History Review |
MITs OpenCourseWare - History http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/history/ Welcome to MIT's OpenCourseWare : a free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners around the world. OCW supports MIT's mission to advance knowledge and education, and serve the world in the 21st century. It is true to MIT's values of excellence, innovation, and leadership.
MIT OCW: Is a publication of MIT course materials | Does not require any registration | Is not a degree-granting or certificate-granting activity |
The MIT History Faculty offers about 70 subjects in the areas of Ancient, North American, European, East Asian, and Middle Eastern history.
Free printable USA history worksheets http://www.tlsbooks.com/historyworksheets.htm Free printable USA history worksheets
Visions of America | Constitutional Crossword Puzzle | U.S. Presidents | Flag Facts for Kids | Bill of Rights | People From American History |
Historical Voices http://www.historicalvoices.org/ Historical Voices
The purpose of Historical Voices is to create a significant, fully searchable online database of spoken word collections spanning the 20th century - the first large-scale repository of its kind. Historical Voices will both provide storage for these digital holdings and display public galleries that cover a variety of interests and topics.
The primary goals of Historical Voices are to develop both a rich set of exhibits and educational curricula that fully incorporate sound files.
History Matters http://historymatters.gmu.edu/ Welcome to History Matters, a project of the American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning of the City University of New York and the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation. For contact information, and to find out more about the people behind the site, visit the About Us page.
Designed for high school and college teachers of U.S. History survey courses, this site serves as a gateway to Web resources and offers unique teaching materials, first-person primary documents and threaded discussions on teaching U.S. history.
We emphasize materials that focus on the lives of ordinary Americans and actively involve students in analyzing and interpreting evidence. We welcome your participation in expanding and improving the site.
Spartacus Educational http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/ Spartacus Educational ... mainly History Resources.
English Civil War | Second World War | Encyclopedia of the First World War | Tudor Encyclopedia | Making of the United Kingdom | Encyclopedia of British History: 1700-1900 | Russia 1860-1945 | USA 1840-1960 | Germany 1900-45 | The Medieval World | Nazi Germany | American Civil War | Civil Rights Movement | Slavery: 1750-1870 | Railways:1780-1900 | McCarthyism | Vietnam War | Emancipation of Women | British Art | American Journalism | Parliamentary Reform | The Textile Industry | The New Deal | Child Labour: 1750-1900 | Trade Union Movement | Religion and Society | Cartoonists: 1700-1980 | Search Website | Online History Lessons | History Timelines | Spanish Civil War | Russian Revolution | Chartism | Novelists & Poets | Website Directory | Teaching History Online |
Trenches on the Web - World War One http://www.worldwar1.com/ An Internet History of The Great War
You are at the "Trenches" Home Page. These pages contain information on the people, places, and events that comprised one of the worst calamities of modern history. Entire kingdoms were to vanish in the clash. The map makers of the world would be busy indeed!
The trenches are set up in such a way as to allow you to explore the "The Great War" at your own pace and in your own manner. If you don't know where to start then the Reference Library is a good bet. It is a complete catalog of everything out here. Then again, if you know what you are looking for, you can go right to the search facility (although I'd hate to think you're in a hurry to get out of here).
There is a review of this site at http://curriculum.becta.org.uk/docserver.php?docid=1511
WW1 | World War One | Great War |
Teaching with Techology http://www.besthistorysites.net/ Welcome to Teaching with Techology, a resource created by a teacher, for teachers looking to incorporate technology into their classrooms!
I began teaching High School History in 1985, but I never used a computer in the classroom until I arrived at the Noble and Greenough School (Nobles) in Dedham Massachusetts in the fall of 1998.
Thanks to the training and financial support I received from Nobles’ Computer Department and Administration, I am now teaching laptop-based courses exclusively.
History | Teaching with Techology | ICT | IT |
History Firsthand http://www.loc.gov/teachers/index.html Primary Source Research in Elementary School
History Firsthand has been designed to provide elementary children with experiences which enable them to begin understanding primary sources. Students move from personal artifacts to the vast American Memory collections and learn how archival collections are organized, how to interpret artifacts and documents, how to use primary sources to tell a real story and how to do on-line research.
schoolhistory.co.uk http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/ I created this site to provide a safe and convenient place for history teachers and pupils to find information, download worksheets and basically have some fun using ICT!
Use of ICT is a National Curriculum requirement in all subjects. The potential of ICT for history study is enormous yet, in my opinion, it is vastly under utilised. This site attempts to offer innovative, exciting and above all beneficial ideas for the use of ICT in secondary school history.
The British Museum http://www.britishmuseum.org/compass COMPASS is an on-line display featuring objects chosen by the curators to reflect the extraordinary range of the British Museum's collections. COMPASS currently contains around 3,000 objects, though the selection will expand to 5,000 by the middle of the year 2001 . Each object has links so that you can browse between related objects as well as background information about the people and cultures who made or used them. You can also follow thematic COMPASS Tours.
Great War http://www.pbs.org/greatwar/ The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century is a co-production of KCET/Los Angeles and the BBC in association with the Imperial War Museum of London. Special thanks to the Imperial War Museum of London for the use of many of the images that appear on this Web site.
Western Europe http://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/index.php/Main_Page The following links connect to Western European (mainly primary) historical documents that are transcribed, reproduced in facsimile, or translated. They shed light on key historical happenings within the respective countries (and within the broadest sense of political, economic, social and cultural history).
Social Activism Sound Recording Project http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/pacifica.html The goal of the project is to make accessible via the web a unique library of recordings of significant people and events that shaped the politics and culture of the 1960's. The first phase of this project focusses specifically on social activist movements in Berkeley, California, particularly the Free Speech Movement.
World War I Document Archive http://wwi.lib.byu.edu/ Primary dolocuments of WWI, most in English, have been assembled by volunteers of the World War I Military History List (WWI-L). Includes conventions, treaties, official papers, documents by year, personal reminiscence s, and a biographical dictionary
Teaching About Vietnam http://www.teachvietnam.org/ The Vietnam War Era - a tumultuous period in American history - continues to cast a lingering shadow on politics and culture. Echoes From The Wall, an interactive educational tool, goes beyond the history of that era, enabling every high school student to gain a heightened sense of responsibility, leadership and global understanding. This website will help create generations of enlightened historians and informed citizens.
Ad Access http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/adaccess/ images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Ad*Access concentrates on five main subject areas: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II,
British History 1700-1900: Child Labour http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/IRchild.main.htm This site provides biographical sketches of, and interviews with, reformers, supporters of child labor, and factory workers. Information is also provided on tactics and issues in the factory reform movement, statistics relating to child labour, and an explanation of the Factory Acts of 1802 through 1891.
Conversations with History http://conversations.berkeley.edu/ This site contains more than 150 interviews with distinguished people of various backgrounds including "diplomats, statesmen, and soldiers; economists and political analysts; scientists and historians; writers and foreign correspondents; activists and artists." Among them are Kofi Annan, Robert MacNamara, Tom Wicker, Laura D'Andrea Tyson, Oliver Stone, Linus Pauling, John Kenneth Galbraith, and Daniel Ellsberg. The interviews are conducted at the Institute of International Studies at the University of California at Berkeley