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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
Provider:
Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST)
Provider Set:
Scoilnet
Author:
Gerard Lohan
FInding Information in Arts and History
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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
Provider:
Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Digital History
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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
Provider:
University of Houston
Provider Set:
Digital History
Author:
Unknown
History Engine
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History Engine

The History Engine is an educational tool that gives students the opportunity ... (more)

The History Engine is an educational tool that gives students the opportunity to learn history by doing the work—researching, writing, and publishing—of an historian. The result is an ever-growing collection of historical articles or "episodes" that paint a wide-ranging portrait of life in the United States throughout its history, available in our online database to scholars, teachers, and the general public.The History Engine project aims to enhance historical education and research for teachers, students, and scholars alike. It allows undergraduate professors to introduce a more collaborative and creative approach to history into their classrooms, while maintaining rigorous academic standards. The History Engine gives students a more intimate experience with the process of history. Participants who work with the History Engine project learn the craft of an historian: they examine primary documents, place these documents in a larger historical context using secondary sources, and prepare cogent analysis of their sources for the public eye. Finally, the History Engine provides a way for professors to take advantage of digital technology in their classrooms while maintaining rigorous academic standards. The cumulative database provides all the easy-access and searchability of other websites, but also subjects its contents to a careful academic screening process on the part of library staff, archivists, professors, and teaching assistants. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Lesson Plans
Primary Source
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
University of Richmond
Provider Set:
University of Richmond
History Extra
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History Extra

The official website of the BBC History magazine is a great place ... (more)

The official website of the BBC History magazine is a great place to learn about British history via a litany of blogs, book reviews, fun quizzes, and more. It also maintains a trove of informative podcasts dating back to 2007 that will be a joy and a delight to anyone with a penchant for history. Recent conversations cover Britain in 1914, depictions of Jesus throughout the ages, and Gandhi's early years. Additionally, users can sign up to receive updates when new podcasts are added to the site. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Social Sciences
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
DoHistory
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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
Provider:
Film Study Center at Harvard University
Provider Set:
Center for History and New Media
History & Culture
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History & Culture

offers educators Park Service resources that help teach about our nation's cultural ... (more)

offers educators Park Service resources that help teach about our nation's cultural heritage, and which look at how the NPS is protecting and preserving them. Subjects include archaeology, historic buildings and structures, mapping, military history, and national historic landmarks. The resources may be in the form of learning programs, case studies, lesson plans, teachers' handbooks, and more. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Case Study
Readings
Provider:
National Park Service
Provider Set:
National Park Service
History Explorer
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History Explorer

There are many ways to explore the various facets of history, and ... (more)

There are many ways to explore the various facets of history, and some of the world's leading museums have come up with a host of online multimedia tools to bring people into this subject that is sometimes erroneously perceived to be dry and uninteresting. The inventive people at the National Museum of American History have recently developed the History Explorer which allows those surfing the Web to browse through an interactive timeline of American history. The interface is composed of items from the Museum's various online collections, exhibitions and programs, such as Plymouth Rock and a world map from 1511. Visitors can zoom in and out through the timeline and its objects and also elect to toggle on or off various themes, such as "Arts and Culture", "Peopling America", and "Politics and Reform". Overall, this is a very well-thought-out tool for learning about American history and one that will engage a wide range of persons. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
Digital History
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Digital History

The Digital History website is a project of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, ... (more)

The Digital History website is a project of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, designed to educate scholars and the public about the new and fast-growing academic discipline that is digital history. The home page features a semi-globe with links to the different sections atop the globe. The goal of the site is to provide access to presentations of scholars, interviews with scholars, relevant current events and news items, as well as a bibliography of digital history resources. In the "Tool Reviews" link, a visitor can read a thorough review of two tools, a timeline, and an exhibit tool from MIT's SIMILE project on open source tools. In the "Public Lectures" link, accessible from the homepage, the visitor can view portions of ten different presentations by digital history scholars, with subject matter ranging from Malcolm X to the Civil War to the Humanities and the Digital Age. Clicking on the presenter's name will lead the visitor to the portions of the presentation available for viewing, as well as a biography of the presenter, and a "live-blogged entry" about the presentation. The "Project Reviews" link, accessible on the homepage, contains reviews written by graduate students about digital history projects. Academics with projects they'd like to see reviewed, are given a contact e-mail at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Technology
Social Sciences
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
History Trail
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History Trail

For some, becoming more interested in history may be somewhat of an ... (more)

For some, becoming more interested in history may be somewhat of an uphill battle. Sometimes it may be due to preconceived notions about the way the subject was presented when they were young, and others may find the material a bit dry. This website offered by the BBC presents a variety of historical perspectives that are both engaging and informative, and as such, the site is well worth a look. The various sections address such powerful themes as "Church and State", "Victorian Britain", and "Conquest", which affords visitors the opportunity to learn about the nature of the Norman invasion in 1066. The "Local History" section is quite helpful as it teaches visitors how to explore their own communities through historical clues, documents, and visual evidence. Each section contains brief articles, activities, and quizzes that help flesh out the material. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Social Sciences
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
History Net
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History Net

The Weider History Group publishes a wide range of military history magazines, ... (more)

The Weider History Group publishes a wide range of military history magazines, including "America's Civil War" and "Civil War Times". They've also been generous enough to create this website, which offers a wide range of articles from their different publications. First-time visitors to the homepage may want to start out by taking a shot at the "Daily Quiz", which offers up a range of questions on everything from steamship battles to military operations in the South Pacific. Next, visitors may wish to click on over to the "Features" area, which includes articles culled from the magazines on Marine POWs, the Battle of New Orleans, as well as noted gunfighter Ben Thompson and his brother Billy. Moving on, visitors can also take part in the online forums where they can ask questions about battle tactics, the history of ground warfare, and the USS Ironsides. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
EASE History
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EASE History

The educational environment of the web continues to be transformed by compelling ... (more)

The educational environment of the web continues to be transformed by compelling and exciting projects, and EASE History is one fine example of such an endeavor. Started by a team of scholars and researchers at Michigan State University, the EASE History website is an open learning environment that "supports flexibly adaptive thinking, the learning of difficult material, and open-mindedness. The site's primary focus is on assisting people to learn about various aspects of United States history through the creative use of video clips and photographs. To accomplish this, the site uses the prism of US presidential campaign ads and other related historical events. Users may want to start by taking in the "Tour" section of the site, which provides a brief overview of how the site's materials will be best utilized. Overall, this site provides a rich and interactive learning environment that may serve as the template for other such efforts. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
History & Policy
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History & Policy

It's an old saw that those who forget the past are doomed ... (more)

It's an old saw that those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it, but the History & Policy group takes this maxim very seriously. The group represents a collaboration between the University of Cambridge, The Institute of Historical Research, and The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The purpose of the group is to "demonstrate the relevance of history to contemporary policymaking" and to increase the influence of historical research over current policy. Currently, their core output happens to be their papers, which are available from their homepage. Visitors can click on the "H&P papers" area to read through the latest papers, and they can also browse around via subject heading. Some of the recent titles include "North Korea and the nuclear threat", "Why history matters-and why medieval history also matters", and "China, globalization and the west: A British debate, 1890-1914". Additionally, visitors can sign up to join their email list and learn more about their network of historians. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Life Science
Social Sciences
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
History Detectives
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History Detectives

Thinking about detectives in general makes most people's minds wander to thoughts ... (more)

Thinking about detectives in general makes most people's minds wander to thoughts of those rugged personages of television dramas or to the world of literature, with a lot of mucking about in dark alleyways or the sordid world of upper-crust intrigue and deception. PBS has elected to turn that perception on its head with its new program, History Detectives. This 10-part series is devoted to "solving historical mysteries, searching out the true facts (and falsehoods) behind local folklore, family legends and interesting objects." On this site, visitors can learn about the team of detectives (which includes an auctioneer, an architecture history professor, and a sociology professor), view clips from the program, and most importantly, about their various techniques for sleuthing. What is even better is that the site also offers overviews into various techniques (such as investigating the history of a building and examining personal papers) that allow users to get out there and do their own sleuthing in their own communities. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Social Sciences
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
Digital History
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Digital History

Utilizing digital and online technologies to teach different disciplines continues to be ... (more)

Utilizing digital and online technologies to teach different disciplines continues to be quite popular, and the Digital History website will be a most welcome find for teachers (and students) of American history. Developed in collaboration with the University of Houston, the Chicago Historical Society, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and several other entities the site includes an online American history textbook, an interactive timeline, a multimedia section, and a very rich selection of primary source materials. The multimedia section is a real find, as it contains several well-thought out lectures with titles like "The History of Domestic Violence", "The Cultural Civil War of the 1960s", and "America Today and America Past". Students will also appreciate the writing guide area, as it contains several short essays on how to write in a history class and how to compose a critical book review. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
Naval History
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Naval History

The world of naval history is quite vast, especially considering that it ... (more)

The world of naval history is quite vast, especially considering that it is linked to the earliest days of warfare and stretches back thousands of years. Designed by Gordon Smith, this particular site details the history of various national navies during the twentieth century, with a particular focus on the World Wars and other military actions. Not surprisingly, visitors to the site will want to take a look at the areas dedicated to the World Wars, as the coverage of the role of various navies is quite good here. In these sections, visitors can learn about the various ships used during each period and also look at the campaigns and battles by year and by month. There is also a rather touching section dedicated to Gordon Smith's father, George Smith, who was lost in the sinking of the HMS Charybdis off the Brittany coast on October 23rd, 1943. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Social Sciences
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
Smart History
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Smart History

Under the headline "Art. History. Conversation.", Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven ... (more)

Under the headline "Art. History. Conversation.", Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker started the Smarthistory site in 2005 as a weblog that featured free audio guides. Since that time, the site as grown into a multimedia web-book "designed as a dynamic enhancement (or even substitute) for the traditional and static art history textbook." Visitors to the site will find several hundred artworks (along with videos and podcasts) organized thematically and by time period. Additionally, visitors can also use the drop down menus on the homepage to look for certain styles, artists, and themes that include "Image and Power", "The Artist as Professional", and "Bronze Casting". The videos are a real treat, and they include offerings like "Magritte's treacherous pipe" and "Mies's corporate classicism". Finally, visitors can also learn about making a donation to their group. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Social Sciences
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
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