DiscoveryBox http://museumbox.e2bn.org/ DiscoveryBox
If you could put a number of items into a box that described your life, what would you include? What do you think would be included if you were a Victorian Servant or Queen Elizabeth I. If you lived during the English Civil War, what items would you include to make a case for, or against, the parliamentarians? And what if you were an abolitionist and wanted to show that slavery was wrong and unnecessary, how would you create your evidence.
Discovery Box provides the tools for you to do just this. It allows you to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box. You can display anything from a text file to a movie. You can also view the discovery boxes submitted by other people and comment on the contents.
Search millions of historic photos http://images.google.com/hosted/life Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today.
Most were never published and are now available now available through the joint work of LIFE and Google.
The People History http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/ The People History ... Where People Memories and History Join Together
Find The History of Cost Of Living, Prices, Events, Popular Social Culture, Inventions, Technology By Year, Decade or Type From The 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's 70's, 80's, 90's and The New Millennium
The Future (pbs) http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/ This site looks to the future from the perspective of the 1950s.
The site looks at consumer plastics, which took off in the '50s. A plastics engineer explains what life was like before plastics, what plastics might do in the future, and how plastics can be recycled.
Site visitors can create virtual plastic products online in the Multi-Functional Plastics Production Lab or try some do-it-yourself experiments at home, like making slime.
Kids can also compare job possibilities in 1950, today, and beyond. After taking a short quiz, they are presented with a fun range of possible types of occupations they might find interesting.
And finally, kids can see predictions for the future made in 1950 -- and make their own!
History Podcasts https://sites.google.com/site/historicalpodcasts/ Welcome to the History Podcast page! On this page you will find links to the best History Podcasts on the net!
Find audio lectures and shows on figures like Adolf Hitler, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Napoleon, shows about world history and American history. You can download these podcasts for free, to listen on your Ipod or on your computer. Most of the files are in Mp3 format.
Footnote : a social memory book (social network) http://www.fold3.com/ Footnote ... Explore millions of original documents from the world's archives and individual shoeboxes.
Find hidden stories. Share your own images and insights
The Footnote.com collections feature documents, most never before available before on the Internet, relating to the Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, US Presidents, historical newspapers, naturalization documents, and many more.
Footnote.com is more than just an online repository for original documents. In addition to hosting millions of records, Footnote supports a community of people that are passionate about a variety of topics relating to history.
USA Leadership and War (90 second online video) http://www.mapsofwar.com/ind/american-wars.html Leadership and War (90 second online video)
Which USA presidents and political parties were responsible for America's deadliest wars? To what extent can you blame a president or a political party for choosing to go to war?
This map may hold some answers. It illustrates the history of American war from 1775 to 2006.
Wikijunior Ancient Civilizations : free online textbook http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Wikijunior_Ancient_Civilizations Wikijunior : Ancient Civilizations : free online textbook
When working on this project, remember that it's aimed at children. It's more important to be understood than to be precisely accurate on every detail. Use technical vocabulary when you need to, but don't use big words where simpler language would work.
Past Explorers : Key Stage 2 (UK) http://www.pastexplorers.org.uk/ Past Explorers : Key Stage 2 (UK)
The Prehistoric periods | The Iron Age | The Romans | Early Medieval | Medieval | Post Medieval | Modern | Archaeology, survey and treasure |
HistoryWiz http://historywiz.com/ HistoryWiz is a nonprofit organization. Since 1999, we have offered history to students, teachers and lovers of history. The site is aimed primarily at the non-scholar adult, high school, and lower college level.
This website enables searches not just of the internet but through just History websites and History books so can help focus research.
History : AS and A2 Level at S-cool http://www.s-cool.co.uk/a-level/history History : AS and A2 Level at S-cool
Henry VII | Henry VIII - Part 1 | Henry VIII - Part 2 | The Mid-Tudor Period - Part 1 | The Mid-Tudor Period - Part 2 | Elizabeth I | Study Skills |
BBC Audio Interviews http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/best-of BBC Audio Interviews - Interviews drawn from the long history of the BBC include major cultural, political and scientific figures of the 20th and 21st century, including Virginia Woolf, Noel Coward, Aaron Copland, Freeman Dyson, Agatha Christie, Mohandas Gandhi, Werner Heisenberg, Margaret Thatcher, Desmond Tutu, Charles Schulz, George Bernard Shaw, etc.
Collect Britain - Putting History in its Place http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/index.html Collect Britain - Putting History in its Place
Collect Britain is the British Library's largest digitisation project to date. The site goes live on May 21st 2003. By summer 2004 you can view and hear a staggering 100,000 images and sounds from our world-renowned collections without ever needing to visit the prestigious building in London.
History: A Guide for College Students http://www.bowdoin.edu/writing-guides/ Reading, Writing, and Researching for History: A Guide for College Students
For all who have taken history courses in college, the experience of writing a research paper is etched indelibly in memory: late nights before the paper is due, sitting in pale light in front of a computer monitor or typewriter, a huge stack of books (most of them all-too-recently acquired) propped next to the desk, drinking endless cups of coffee or bottles of Jolt cola.
The assignment of preparing a research paper for a college-level history course is an important one which should not be neglected. In no other endeavor are so many history-related skills required of students. Just think of the steps required ...
Footnotes to History - the small nations http://www.buckyogi.com/footnotes/ Footnotes to History - the small nations
The tidy four-color maps we see in atlases are misleading; the patchwork of nations we're used to seeing on the evening news are often convenient fictions. It's hard to point to a place anymore that is "Afghanistan", and it's harder to point to a reason why Afghanistan is still an important idea as opposed to ideas like "Taliban" or "Pathan". (NOTE- The above was written in 2000. For "Taliban", please substitute "Tajik"; I think you'll find it's still a valid concern.)
States and power are fluid things, and no map ever shows the world as it truly is.
The idea of the nation-state is a relatively young one, and in much of the world has not completely taken root. It is therefore unsurprising that the nations we see on maps often have a hard time asserting control over the territory that they have claimed.
This work provides an overview of ephemeral states, micronations, secessionist states, and every other kind of country you never heard of in high school. From Maryland in Africa to the Republic of West Florida to the Centro-Caspian Dictatorship, I've included as many of the forgotten nations as I could find (and brother, I'm still lookin).
history | gepgraphy | social studies | Gg | Hi |
Timeline of British History http://britannia.com/history/timelines.html Timeline of British History
This section presents the sweep of British history in chronological form, broken down into discrete time periods.
history | british | english | timeline |
Best of History Web Sites http://besthistorysites.net/ Best of History Web Sites is a portal created for students, history educators, and general history enthusiasts. Here you'll find sites, rated for usefulness and accuracy, that will help you study or teach a wide variety of topics and periods in History.
The Mary Rose http://www.maryrose.org/ The Mary Rose is the only 16th century warship on display anywhere in the world. Built between 1509 and 1511, she was one of the first ships able to fire a broadside, and was a firm favourite of King Henry VIII. After a long and successful career, she sank accidentally during an engagement with the French fleet in 1545. Her rediscovery and raising were seminal events in the history of nautical archaeology.
The Learning City is a unique Key Stage 2 History resource. This unit is based on life aboard the Mary Rose. Suitable for ages 7-11. Even if you're not studying history, there are some great pictures on this part of the site. Now with 3D Model preview!
Historycentral http://www.historycentral.com Historycentral is dedicated to becoming History's Home on the web. The core of the site is our timeline of world history. Culled from one of MultiEductor's 21 history CD's this time line covers the major events in world history from the dawn of civilization to 1999. The second major section of our site is the part devoted to Americas War's. That section includes the history of every major war in America's history from the Revolutionary War to the Gulf War. These sections include photos and description of the each major event. Another part of the site is called NationbyNation.com this section includes pages on the economy, population, history, and geography of all the nations of the world. The biography section of the site includes biographies of the 500 most important people of the 20th century. A further section of the site includes the History of Aviation and Railways.
Hyper History Online http://www.hyperhistory.com/online_n2/History_n2/a.html 2000 files covering 3 000 years of world history. HyperHistory presents 3'000 years of world history with a combination of colorful graphics, lifelines, timelines, and maps. Brief accounts of people, places, and events appear in sidebars, so you rarely leave the main page.
1066 and All That http://battle1066.com/ Welcome to the Battle of Hastings This is the story of the struggle between Harold the Second of England and Duke William of Normandy. The prize to the victor was the throne of England.
UCB Language Center Speech Archives http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/onlinemedia.html The following sound files are encoded using two proprietary technologies: StreamWorks (MPEG) and RealAudio. There are speeches from many historical figures.... e.g. Umberto Eco / Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer / Claude LÚvi-Strauss / James Baldwin / Malcolm X / Bishop Desmond Tutu / Alfred L. Kroeber
Eye Witness http://www.ibiscom.com/ History through the eyes of those who lived it ...... this site is highly recommended