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Teaching History

  • The Adoption History Project created by historian Ellen Herman.  The site includes a wide variety of primary and secondary sources on the history of adoption in the United States.
  • Africa Focus: Sights and Sounds of a Continent - Digital images and sounds of Africa collected by the University of Wisconsin.
  • The American Historical Association - Offers a growing number of resources for teachers of all levels.  See AHA publications that provide short introductions to recent scholarship on a variety of topics in world and American history.  The Teaching and Learning Project suggests ways to use technology in world and American history courses.
  • Asia for Educators - Created and maintained by Columbia University.
  • Best of History Websites - a portal to history sites on the web and a resource for teachers.
  • Center for History and New Media - George Mason University offers debates over the use of new technologies in history and links to history websites.
  • History Today - A British history magazine with readable articles by leading scholars.  Makes current scholarship accessible to a wider audience by providing useful introductions for readers on a variety of historical topics.
  • H-Net - an essential resource for scholars in the humanities.  Provides sample syllabi for a wide variety of courses. Teachers may find “H-High-S” – a list on “Teaching High School History and Social Studies” particularly useful.
  • The National Endowment for the Humanities website for teachers.  Includes primary sources, lesson plans, and notices about funding opportunities for teachers.
  • The Organization of American Historians - The OAH is the professional organization for all historians of American history.  Offers Teaching Units on U.S. History and the OAH Magazine of History, both excellent resources for secondary school history teachers.
  • PBS - offers useful websites and lesson plans for many of the programs aired on their network.  History teachers may find useful resources related to their American Experience program, which includes primary sources and interviews with historians.
  • The United Kingdom National Archives - The U.K. National Archives offers some interesting resources for teaching global and American history.
  • The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War.  A scholarly website on the experiences of two communities during the Civil War created by historian Edward Ayers.  Includes military records for soldiers from the communities, transcriptions of letters and diaries of community members, and many other materials.
  • A Visual Sourcebook of Chinese History - an interesting collection of images in Chinese history compiled and edited by Patricia Ebrey, a leading historian of China.
  • Women in World History Curriculum - This website suggests lesson plans and curriculum resources for including women in world history courses.

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