World History Resource Review


World History Resource Review

Below are some of our favorite online resources for teaching World History.  Check them out and make sure to post a blog entry responding to the following questions:

  1. What resource(s) did you find particularly engaging?  Why?
  2. What resource(s) would you use with students?  How?
  3. Are there any gaps in the resources available for this discipline?  In other words, are the resources available incomplete or do you see a need for any new resources to be developed?
  4. Please share any additional discipline-specific resources you have found or have used not listed on this site.

In addition to answering the above questions, you should also respond to other students’ posts.  You could either incorporate responses to other students’ posts in your own resource review or post separate responses, questions, etc. to other students’ posts.  Initial posts must be made by the Tuesday night prior to the class meeting.  You are responsible for checking the blog and responding to any additional questions or comments prior to the class meeting on Thursday.

US History Resources

World History Resources

Maps of War
These maps help students visualize major trends in world history in an innovative way.  Among others, be sure to check out:

History on the Net
A British website, History on the Net offers lesson plans and activities, as well as online games for students.  This is a good site to use in WebQuests.

School History
This site has lots of free resources and lesson plans for teachers, and some games for students.  Make sure to look at:

  • Resources In particular, look under “GCSE Resources” and “AS/A2” for materials appropriate for secondary students.
  • Online Games

 Library of Congress: World Digital Library
The World Digital Library brings rare and unique documents together from around the world.  Browse the primary sources, but don’t miss:

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)
UNESCO offers a reliable, up-to-date content resource for teaching about the modern world and global issues.  From the UNESCO site, also see:

United States Holocaust Museum
This site offers great content and resources about the Holocaust.  It also has great resources about ethnic violence around the world today.  Specifically, make sure you look at:

Finding Dulcinea
Finding Dulcinea is a browser service (free) that is geared towards educators and students.  They bring together reliable websites to answer your search queries.  The site includes resources for teachers and students:

World History for Us All
World History for Us All is a national collaboration of K-12 teachers, collegiate instructors, and educational technology specialists. It is a project of San Diego State University in cooperation with the National Center for History in the Schools at UCLA.

World History Matters
This project of the Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, offers history teachers guides to primary sources, multimedia case studies on how to analyze documents, teaching sources, and more.