History resources

The National Archives Learning Curve: The UK national archives education resources page. Lots of useful resources for history education.

Internet Modern History Sourcebook: Main Page: access to source materials in European and American history. From their Introduction:

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.

Donna Ward: Canadian history and geography resources; world geography resources.

Upper Canada Village: a living history museum in Eastern Ontario; period 1860s;

EdSiteMent: great humanities resources for categorized by topic and grade level. Lesson plans are complete with further links and resources. American. (a National Endowment for the Humanities project)

Canada’s National History Society: publishers of the magazine The Beaver

Meghan’s World: a Canadian history booklist from one mother

Mapping the Halifax Explosion: a lesson plan from The Atlas of Canada

WWI experiences of an English soldier: blog with actual letters the author’s grandfather wrote during the war

BBC website about WWI: includes reconstructions of trench warfare, etc.

Picturing Modern America: found this via EdSiteMent. Exercises for middle and high-school children in drawing conclusions from historical photographs.

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs: HT Becky at Farmschool

Dust Bowl photographs

Dust Bowl photographs and audio clips

Dust Bowl in Canada from Canada: A People’s History

U.S. National Archives: including exhibits

Not For Ourselves Alone: The PBS site supporting the DVD of the same name. Plentiful resources on women’s suffrage and women’s rights in 19th century US. Includes links to primary documents, articles, and interviews with women who remember the suffrage movement. Includes a bibliography and links to websites with relevant source material and information. Some lesson plans for high-school.

In Our Time: BBC radio programme about the history of ideas; includes history of science and mathematics; extensive archive available to listen to; each programme has some links to further resources.

Thinking History: ideas for teaching history topics actively (kinaesthetic learning); UK site

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