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+ - American Historical Association - Teacher Resources

American Historical Association (AHA) has a long-standing commitment to teaching and history education at all levels of schooling and supports it in a variety of ways. At the annual meeting, the AHA and its affiliates sponsor many sessions on teaching. The AHA offers a number of prizes and awards, and supports the good work of National History Day. The web site has gathered together a wide range of publications, and links to other organizations working in the same area.

+ - Best of History Websites

This web site contains annotated links to 0ver 1200 history web sites as well as to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more.

+ - Bridging World History

Bridging World History is organized into 26 thematic units along a chronological thread. Materials include the unit’s content overview, selected readings, bibliography, videos, audio glossary and thematically organized activities. The program is distributed by Annenberg Channel which is a free satellite channel for schools, colleges, libraries, public broadcasting stations, and other non-commercial community agencies. It runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and airs the video programs funded by Annenberg Media. It is available free to any agency with a Ku-band satellite dish and a DigiCipher II satellite receiver. World history is only one of the many subjects available to schools.

+ - Chronoatlas

Chronoatlas is a completely free and interactive historical atlas of the world. The site allows you to browse the entire world at any point in history and see boundaries change over time. Cities and other features appear on the map at the time they were founded.

+ - Facing History and Ourselves

Facing History offers curriculum materials and professional development programs on especially tragic periods of history, such as the genocides that occurred during the Holocaust and in Rwanda and Armenia; injustices toward African Americans throughout history; and exclusionary acts against Asian immigrants to the U.S. during WWII. The site features multimedia resources, study guides, an online teaching community, and links to other web and print resources. The nine regional offices of Facing History can be found on the website.

+ - The Hill Center for World Studies

The teachers and scholars who collaborate through Hill Center for World Studies seek to move the teaching of world history towards effective use of new scholarship. The fulcrum is the conversation with the committed and productive scholar who sees a fresh way of combining new approaches to the study of world history with inquiry into specific peoples, events, problems, objects of art, and texts rich with potential meaning. The core teacher-scholar collaboration of the center is the New Ways of Looking at the World Seminar, a dialog that explores new scholarship in a series of world history topics. The center produces a newsletter that reports on these meetings.

+ - Historical Text Archive

The Historical Text Archive (HTA) publishes high quality articles, books, essays, documents, historical photos and links, screened for content, for a broad range of historical subjects. The site is divided into articles, e-books and links. The site contains over 6000 links in approximately 25 categories.

+ - The History Channel Online

Many of the History Channel programs can be purchased on this site. The site provides teachers’ manuals/study guides for many of these. The site also has speeches; maps; videos and DVDs; and other materials of value to history teachers. Teachers are encouraged to subscribe to both a newsletter and a magazine. These are high quality programs and supportive materials. The History Channel Multimedia Classroom is a special feature of the site. It contains a set of interactive social studies teaching tools drawn for its award-winning program content.


H-World is a member of H-NET humanities & social sciences online. The H-World discussion list serves as a network of communication among practitioners of world history. The list gives emphasis to research, to teaching and the interaction of the two. Because world history is a new and developing field, H-WORLD makes a special effort to establish institutions and collections of resources. The H-WORLD Gopher provides an archive of previous discussions, plus collections of syllabi, descriptions of academic programs, bibliographies, and links to other resources in world history.

+ - Integrating Archaeology

The Integrating Archaeology website provides a global education resource for teachers interested in engaging students in the scientific investigation of archaeology and teaching about one form of preservation. Educators can use the site to: find reliable definitions to key terms related to archaeology, learn about how to integrate archaeology into existing curriculum, search the Archive of Archaeology Lesson Plans and obtain archaeology modules, read about past teacher training experiences, and identify upcoming seminars and programs.

+ - Internet History Sourcebooks Project

The Internet History Sourcebooks are collections of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented clearly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use. There are four main source books: Ancient History, Medieval History, Modern History, Byzantine Studies. Other History Sourcebooks include: African, East Asian, Global, Indian, Islamic, Jewish, Lesbian and Gay, Science, Women.  The Global History Sourcebook explores the interaction between world cultures. It does not look at history as that of separate cultures, but at ways in which the “world” has a history in its own right. Trade, War, Religion, Empire, and Arts and Music are organizing themes.

+ - National Center for History in the Schools

The National Center for History in the Schools has published over seventy teaching units that are fruits of collaborations between history professors and experienced teachers of both United States and World History. Units are based on primary sources, taken from government documents, artifacts, journals, diaries, newspapers, magazines, literature, contemporary photographs, lesson plans include ideas and approaches for the teacher which can be elaborated upon or cut as needed. They contain student resources, primary resources, handouts or student background materials and a bibliography. The center is the home of National Standards for History and National Standards for History, K-4 as well as the companion volumes Bring History Alive! A Sourcebook for Teaching World History, Bring History Alive! and Lessons from History: Essential Understandings and Historical Perspectives Students Should Acquire.

+ - National Council for History Education

National Council for History Education (NCHE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the importance of history in schools and in society. NCHE links history in the schools with many activities sponsored by state and local organization. NCHE holds an annual conference. The website provides a listing of links to other organizations and sources as well as a listing of teaching resources. The publication, Building a History Curriculum: Guidelines for Teaching History in Schools can be found there.

+ - Primary Source

Primary Source is a non-profit educational resource center with a long history of offering high quality professional development and curriculum resources to K-12 teachers and school communities. The organization’s mission is to promote social studies and humanities education that is historically accurate, culturally inclusive and explicitly concerned with ending racism and other forms of discrimination. The program offers study tours to China and West Africa for teachers and school administrators. Primary Source works with teachers from throughout New England and in partnership with 26 school districts.

+ - Women in World History

Women in World History is an interactive site full of information and resources about women’s experiences in world history: biographies, an online catalog, links, lesson plans, reviews of curriculum and book reviews. Reproducible, spiral bound units offer coverage of the lives of women in a global setting. The easy-to-use original stories, primary sources, critical thinking essays and activities complement historic periods and themes that are regularly covered in grades six through twelve.

+ - World History Center

The World History Center is located at University of Pittsburg. It provides resources for teachers of world history, programs of professional development for secondary teacher and publications for teachers. Other products include: AP world history teaching units, a guide to world history textbook selection, teacher prepared lesson plans and units, multimedia instructional packages, conferences, a description of thematic approaches to world history and a guide to Internet resources in world history.

+ - World History Connected

World History Connected (WHC) is an EJournal of Learning and Teaching designed for everyone who wants to deepen the engagement and understanding of world history: students, college instructors, high school teachers, leaders of teacher education programs, social studies coordinators, research historians, and librarians. WHC presents innovative classroom-ready scholarship, keeps readers up-to-date on the latest research and debates, presents the best in learning and teaching methods and practices, offers readers valuable teaching resources and reports on exemplary teaching. WHC is free worldwide. It is published by the University of Illinois Press, and its institutional home is Washington State University.

+ - World History for Us All

World History for Us All, a project of San Diego State University in cooperation with the National Center for History in the Schools at UCLA, is a model curriculum for teaching world history from early times to the present. The curriculum offers middle and high school educators a new integrative approach to teaching world history, culture, and geography. Among other things, it:
  • Presents the human past as a single story rather than as unconnected stories of many civilizations
  • Helps students relate the histories of particular civilizations and regions to history as a whole
  • Enables teachers to cover subject matter specified by district, state and national standards within a conceptually coherent framework
  • Provides a treasury of teaching units, lesson plans, activities, and resources
  • Draws on up-to-date research in comparative, cross-cultural, and global history

+ - World History Online Resources

World History Online is a very valuable resource for world history teachers.  It is a list and description of 40 websites that provide resources for teachers of world history.

+ - World History Sources

World History Sources is a program of the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. It features a guide to 200 of the best online primary source archives in world history with a review of each site’s merits, limitations and teaching potential. It also presents eight genre-based guides written by leading world history scholars on analyzing particular genres of evidence: music, images, objects, maps, newspapers, travel narratives, official documents, and personal accounts. In addition, multimedia case studies teach how to interpret primary sources and place them in historical context.

+ - World History TimeMaps

The TimeMaps of World History is an interactive history atlas and timeline that lets teachers and students navigate to any era of history to visit any civilization, nation or empire. It contains more than 650 history maps and more than 1,000 pages of high quality supporting narrative all made easy to navigate via its TimeMaps interface.
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