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Object of History

Object of History

The Object of History is a cooperative project between the Smithsonian’s National ... (more)

The Object of History is a cooperative project between the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and George Mason University’s Center for History and New Media. The project was conceived of in an effort to find a low cost way for students and teacher of U.S. History to have access to the museum’s collections and the expertise of the curators. As a result the materials on the site are designed to improve students’ content knowledge of standard topics in U.S. History and to improve their ability to understand material culture objects as types of historical evidence. A second goal of the project is to provide smaller museums and historical societies with a model for creating similar materials using their own collections and expertise. Hence, in January 2008, we will offer a downloadable package that will include templates, a database structure, and a guide to creating object lessons using the software. This free package will be available to all interested users and will be composed using open source software. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
Center for History and New Media
Provider:
Smithsonian National Museum of American History
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Digital History

Digital History

This is an educational and non-commercial site designed specifically for history teachers ... (more)

This is an educational and non-commercial site designed specifically for history teachers and their students. The materials included in the Digital History website are original works, government records, works for which copyright permission has expired, works reprinted with permission, or works believed to be within the fair use protection of the copyright laws. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Collection:
Digital History
Provider:
University of Houston
Author:
Unknown
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Women in World History

Women in World History

Women in World History is an online curriculum resource center designed to ... (more)

Women in World History is an online curriculum resource center designed to help high school and college world history teachers and students find and analyze online primary sources on women in world history. Materials encourage teachers to integrate recent scholarship and give students a more sophisticated framework for understanding global women’s history. Women in World History reflects three approaches central to current scholarship in world history and the history of women: an emphasis on comparative issues rather than civilizations in isolation; a focus on contacts among different societies; and an attentiveness to “global” forces, such as technology diffusion, migration, or trade routes, that transcend individual societies. Project materials also utilize recent advances in our understanding of how historical learning takes place, including complex interaction with sources, recursive reading, and skills used by historians.The site includes: Archived online discussions on teaching strategies, resources, and practical classroom applications, co-moderated by an experienced world history teacher and a leading scholar of women in world history; Scholarly reviews of online primary source archives, including teaching potential; More than 200 primary sources, plus an essay on analyzing gender through primary sources; Multimedia case studies model strategies for interpreting primary sources; Curricula for high school and college, including primary sources and teaching strategies. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
Case Study
Lesson Plans
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
Center for History and New Media
Provider:
Center for History and New Media
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FInding Information in Arts and History

FInding Information in Arts and History

This unit will help you to identify and use information in Arts ... (more)

This unit will help you to identify and use information in Arts and History, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about the skills which will enable you to plan searches for information, so you can find what you are looking for more easily. Discover the meaning of information quality, and learn how to evaluate the information you come across. You will also be introduced to the many different ways of organising your own information, and learn how to reference it properly in your work. Finally, discover how to keep up to date with the latest developments in your area of interest by using tools such as RSS and mailing lists. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Readings
Syllabi
Collection:
Open University OpenLearn
Provider:
Open University
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World History Survey Course on the Web

World History Survey Course on the Web

World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their ... (more)

World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization. This site includes scholarly reviews of online primary source archives, including teaching potential; Eight guides by leading world history scholars to analyzing primary sources: music, images, objects, maps, newspapers, travel narratives, official documents, and personal accounts; Eight multimedia case studies model strategies for interpreting particular types of primary sources (music, images, objects, maps, newspapers, travel narratives, official documents, personal accounts) and placing them in historical context; Sixteen case studies, written by high school and college teachers, discuss the planning and implementation involved in teaching a particular primary source. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Case Study
Lesson Plans
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
Center for History and New Media
Provider:
Center for History and New Media
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History

History

This history resource for classroom use looks at an Anglo Saxon Viking ... (more)

This history resource for classroom use looks at an Anglo Saxon Viking village, explaining how they lived with a diagram of the settlement. . It is suitable for pupils who are in the following categories - educationally/socially disadvantaged, learning difficulties, dyslexia, refugees, specific learning disabilities, hearing impairment,severe and profound learning disability. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Collection:
Scoilnet
Provider:
Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST)
Author:
Gerard Lohan
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Making Every History Lecture Engaging | Teachinghistory.org

Making Every History Lecture Engaging | Teachinghistory.org

The lecture has fallen on difficult times . . . it relies ... (more)

The lecture has fallen on difficult times . . . it relies too heavily on auditory input and makes students passive as opposed to active learners. —Silver, Strong, and Perini. As history teachers we may often use the lecture format, and perhaps many of us had our first excitement about history ignited by an incredible lecture that sparked our interest in the past, but students learn best if they are actively processing what they are hearing. Mike Yell introduces the Discrepant Event Inquiry model and the Media Hook as ways to open a lecture and immediately engage students in an interactive encounter with history. He then provides several strategies to ensure that the lecture is not a passive experience for students. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
Center for History and New Media
Provider:
Center for History and New Media
Author:
Mike Yell
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Internet Modern History Sourcebook

Internet Modern History Sourcebook

The Internet Modern History Sourcebook is one of series of history primary ... (more)

The Internet Modern History Sourcebook is one of series of history primary sourcebooks. It is intended to serve the needs of teachers and students in college survey courses in modern European history and American history, as well as in modern Western Civilization and World Cultures. Although this part of the Internet History Sourcebooks Project began as a way to access texts that were already available on the Internet, it now contains hundreds of texts made available locally. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Readings
Collection:
Internet History Sourcebooks Project
Provider:
Fordham University
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Making the History of 1989: The Fall of Communism in Eastern Europe

Making the History of 1989: The Fall of Communism in Eastern Europe

Making the History of 1989 materials were developed because teachers and their ... (more)

Making the History of 1989 materials were developed because teachers and their students have little access to vivid historical documents in English that convey the epochal events of 1989. Project materials utilize recent advances in our understanding of how historical learning takes place, including complex interaction with sources, recursive reading, and skills used by historians. The site has three key features: a substantial collection of high quality primary sources; a set of multimedia interviews that make visible the processes by which historians transform events and sources into historical narratives; and lesson plans and document based questions provide historical context, tools, and strategies for teaching the history of 1989 with primary sources in ways that make “history making” visible and vivid. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Video Lectures
Collection:
Center for History and New Media
Provider:
Center for History and New Media
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Internet Ancient History Sourcebook

Internet Ancient History Sourcebook

The Internet Ancient History Sourcebook is a companion to the Internet Medieval ... (more)

The Internet Ancient History Sourcebook is a companion to the Internet Medieval Sourcebook and the Internet Modern History Sourcebook. The Medieval Sourcebook is both a classroom resource and the largest collection of online medieval texts. The Ancient and Modern Sourcebooks have a different role: since there are already ample online repositories of texts for these periods, the goal here is to provide and organize texts for use in classroom situations. Links to the larger online collections are provided for those who want to explore further. The distinctive feature of the Sourcebooks' layout remains here - the avoidance of images and multiple "clicking" to find texts. Unlike the Medieval and Modern History Sourcebooks, this section of the project did not involve much scanning of new material to begin with. At this stage, however, an increasing number of new etexts are available at this site. The Ancient History Sourcebook also includes links to visual and aural material, since art and archeology are far more important for the periods in question than for later history. The emphasis remains on access to primary source texts for educational purposes. This site focuses on online texts, which, for the most part, means public domain texts translated more than 75 years ago. In many cases it is these older translations which are used in commercially available sourcebooks. But note that, for classroom use,† in some cases the more modern translations are superior from a pedagogic viewpoint: this is less the case with historiography than with literature. In other words, use online resources well, but don't get carried away! (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Readings
Collection:
Internet History Sourcebooks Project
Provider:
Fordham University
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DoHistory

DoHistory

This site invites you to explore the process of piecing together the ... (more)

This site invites you to explore the process of piecing together the lives of ordinary people in the past. It is an experimental, interactive case study based on the research that went into the book and film A Midwife’s Tale, both based upon the remarkable diary of 18th-century midwife/healer Martha Ballard. Although DoHistory is centered on the life of Martha Ballard, you can learn basic skills and techniques for interpreting fragments that survive from any period in history. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Case Study
Readings
Collection:
Center for History and New Media
Provider:
Film Study Center at Harvard University
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"There Wasn't a Mine Runnin' a Lump O' Coal": A Kentucky Coal Miner Remembers the Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919

"There Wasn't a Mine Runnin' a Lump O' Coal": A Kentucky Coal Miner Remembers the Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919

In 1918 the Spanish influenza hit the United States and then the ... (more)

In 1918 the Spanish influenza hit the United States and then the rest of the world with such swiftness that it sometimes went unnoticed until it had already passed. By mid-1919 it had killed more people than any other disease in a similar period in the history of the world. Kentucky coal miner Teamus Bartley was interviewed at ninety-five years of age and vividly recalled the impact of the flu pandemic on his community. With a dearth of healthy laborers, the mines shut down for six weeks in 1918 and miners went from digging coal to digging graves. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Primary Source
Readings
Collection:
Many Pasts (CHNM/ASHP)
Provider:
American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
Author:
Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project
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Well-Behaved Women [and Men] Seldom Make History

Well-Behaved Women [and Men] Seldom Make History

Students read and discuss picture book biographies of women [and men] in ... (more)

Students read and discuss picture book biographies of women [and men] in history. With their teacher, they build a data chart of information about each woman, highlighting her historical setting, accomplishments, and character traits. Finally students apply what they learn to several writing projects focused on historical context and social change. While the focus of biography is on individuals, students will see they did not, and could not, succeed alone but were supported along the way by others. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Center for History and New Media
Provider:
Center for History and New Media
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The  Maine  and the  World : Sailing into History

The Maine and the World : Sailing into History

On February 15, 1898, an explosion ripped through the American battleship Maine ... (more)

On February 15, 1898, an explosion ripped through the American battleship Maine , anchored in Havana harbor, sinking the ship and killing 260 sailors. Americans responded with outrage, assuming that Spain, which controlled Cuba as a colony, had sunk the ship. Two months later, the slogan "Remember the Maine " carried the U.S. into war with Spain. In the midst of the hysteria, few Americans paid much attention to the report issued two weeks before the U.S. entry into the war by a Court of Inquiry appointed by President McKinley. The report stated that the committee could not definitively assign blame to Spain for the sinking of the Maine . Publishers such as William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer used their many newspapers to stir public opinion over the sinking of the Maine into a frenzy, hastenening U.S. entry into the conflict. This February 17, 1898, front page story from Pulitzer's New York World suggested, on the basis of little evidence, the hand of the enemy in the destruction of the Maine. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Primary Source
Readings
Collection:
Many Pasts (CHNM/ASHP)
Provider:
American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
Author:
Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project
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"Please, Let Me Put Him in a Macaroni Box" The Spanish Influenza of 1918 in Philadelphia

"Please, Let Me Put Him in a Macaroni Box" The Spanish Influenza of 1918 in Philadelphia

In 1918 and 1919 the Spanish influenza killed more humans than any ... (more)

In 1918 and 1919 the Spanish influenza killed more humans than any other disease in a similar period in the history of the world. In the United States a quarter of the population (25 million people or more) contracted the flu; 550,000 died. In the early 1980s, when historian Charles Hardy did interviews for the Philadelphia radio program "The Influenza Pandemic of 1918," he was struck by the painful memories as many older Philadelphians recalled the inability of the city to care for the dead and dying. In these excerpts from Hardy's radio program, Clifford Adams, an African American from the South; Anna Lavin, a Jewish immigrant; Anne Van Dyke and Elizabeth Struchesky; and Louise Abruchezze, an Italian immigrant, discussed their shared experience in Philadelphia--shocked by the scale of the influenza outbreak, none could fathom the lack of respect shown for those who had died. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Primary Source
Readings
Collection:
Many Pasts (CHNM/ASHP)
Provider:
American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
Author:
Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project
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Conversations with History: Science and History

Conversations with History: Science and History

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes historian John Heilbron, the 2007 Hitchcock Lecturer, ... (more)

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes historian John Heilbron, the 2007 Hitchcock Lecturer, for a discussion of the history of science. He reflects on his contributions to the field, analyzes the challenges of studying science as a historian, and offers insight into the value of science history for society. John Heilbron also discusses his years as Vice Chancellor of the Berkeley campus. (51 minutes) (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Collection:
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Provider:
UC Berkeley
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The History of Pizza

The History of Pizza

Take a virtual field trip to New York City with MEET ME ... (more)

Take a virtual field trip to New York City with MEET ME AT THE CORNER to learn about the history of pizza. Our young host talks to an expert on the history of the tomato pie and how it came to America. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Collection:
Curriki
Provider:
Curriki
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Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
George Kocur
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