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Social Studies Curriculum Sites

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The National Gallery of Art presents selected items from its collection of work by African American artists. See an overview of the tour that shows thumbnail images of each work, or take the tour for in-depth descriptions of individual paintings.
  • Civil Rights Movement Veterans
    http://www.crmvet.org/index.htm
    Many great pictures and heart-rending reminiscences from veterans of the movement, black and white, who were really there.
  • African American World         
    http://www.pbs.org/wnet/aaworld/
    This PBS Web site features reports about noted African Americans, ranging from Dizzy Gillespie and Ice Cube to Michael Jordan and Zora Neale Hurston. Many of the segments are drawn from the News Hour interviews and include audio excerpts.
  • Our Shared History: African American Heritage
    http://www.nps.gov/history/aahistory
    This site tells about the Underground Railroad, African Americans in the Civil War, historic places of the civil rights movement, the Delta blues of the Lower Mississippi Valley and landmarks dedicated to Booker T. Washington, Martin Luther King Jr and Frederick Douglass. Also find classroom lesson plans and other resources to liven your discussions of the people, places and stories on the National Park Service’s (NPS) site.
  • The International Civil Rights Center & Museum
    http://sitinmovement.org/
    The International Civil Rights Center & Museum is an archival center devoted to the international struggle for civil and human rights. The museum, which recently opened in Greensboro, North Carolina, celebrates the nonviolent protests of the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins that served as a catalyst in the civil rights movement. The museum is located in the former Woolworth building in which four 17-year-old freshmen at the all-black Agricultural and Technical College of North Carolina arrived on February 1, 1960, sat down and ordered some food; and when they were refused because they were black, the four students continued to sit in mute protest. The original portion of the lunch counter and stools where the four students sat on February 1, 1960, has never been moved from its original footprint. Under the Explore History link on the Museum’s Web site, you will find the Greensboro Chronology (events and people), a timeline of the Sit-In Movement as well as a timeline of America’s Civil Rights.
  • Celebrate Black History Month
    http://resources.primarysource.org/blackhistorymonth
    A free online resource guide from Primary Source offers a new fact for every day of Black History Month. Facts also include links to additional information and resources. Navigate through the guide week by week using the tabs at the top of the web page.
    Black History Month Video Resources
    The History Channel has videos, audio clips, and photo galleries of important moments and people in African-American history.
     

  • Social Studies: Civics/Government/Politics Sites       
    • Congress for Kids         
      http://www.congressforkids.net/
      Uncle Sam takes you on a tour through American history, the important documents and their creation, and the branches of government. Links to important government sites are also included.
    • First Gov         
      http://www.firstgov.gov/
      The government search engine, with links to international, state, local resources.
    • Policy Agendas
      http://www.policyagendas.org/
      As noted in the Chronicle of Higher Education: "this interactive online database... lets users track a wide range of national political issues with detailed data on congressional hearings and voting records, press coverage, and public opinion data. Visitors to the free database can download full data sets or use Web-based software to instantly generate trend graphs." 
    • White House Interactive Tour
      http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/interactive-tour
      Thousands of visitors tour the White House each day, and now you and your students can take the new interactive White House tour. With behind-the-scenes photos from the Photo Office and “Inside the White House” videos, students can do everything from cook with the New Orleans Saints in the White House kitchen, peek inside the Situation Room, watch the Jonas Brothers perform in the East Room, tour the first ever beehive on White House grounds with beekeeper Charlie Brandt—and a lot more.
    • 1forAll
      http://1forall.us/teach-the-first-amendment/
      Teach the First Amendment lesson plans on the 1forAll Web site are drawn from materials prepared by the Newseum and the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University. The lessons are intended to draw young people into an exploration of how their freedoms began and how they operate in today’s world. Students will discuss just how far individual rights extend, examining rights in the school environment and in public places. The lessons may be used in history and government, civics, language arts and journalism, art and debate classes. They may be used in sections or in their entirety. Many of the lesson plans indicate an overall goal for the lesson, offer suggestions on how to teach the lesson and list additional resources and enrichment activities.
    • Basic Readings in U.S. Democracy
      http://eca.state.gov/education/engteaching/pubs/AmLnC/brTOC.htm
      Basic Readings in U.S. Democracy is a collection of 73 historical documents representative of the way American history, culture and political thought have been shaped throughout the centuries. Each of the documents is presented with a brief introductory essay, chosen to illustrate “the essential idea of American democracy, that of many peoples seeking to find common ground.” The term document is interpreted broadly; traditional documents, such as court decisions and legislation, are supplemented by letters, essays and speeches. The selections are arranged by topic: Creating a Government, The Crisis of Union, On the Road from Slavery to Freedom and Cold War Issues.
    • Architect of the Capitol
      http://www.visitthecapitol.gov/Exhibitions/online
      The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., is a symbol of the American people, a showcase of history and the meeting place of the nation’s leadership. The Capitol also houses an important collection of American art, and it is an architectural achievement in its own right. Visit the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) Web site to learn the story of the Capitol and its architect. In the Capitol Campus Multimedia section of the site, you can enter the Virtual Capitol, take an interactive look at Capitol Hill and view stunning 360º views of the Hill. You can also view videos on the AOC’s YouTube channel. Among the featured videos are Sustainability at the Capitol, a Capitol Campus Flyover, Sunset at the Capitol, the Capitol Building and the Jefferson Building Murals. This section of the Architect of the Capitol Web site also offers downloadable, high-quality digital images in JPEG format. The images are in the public domain.
    • Philip Reid and the Statue of Freedom
      http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/mll24PhilipReid.pdf
      The Statue of Freedom stands at the very top of the dome of the Capitol. This statue was designed in the mid-1850s, as arguments between Northern and Southern states reached a zenith. The statue was raised to the top of the Capitol dome in 1863, during the Civil War. Nestled within the history of this statue is a curious item: In 1859, at a crucial moment in its construction, a dispute brought everything to a halt. The responsibility of resolving the crisis fell to an enslaved black man named Philip Reid. The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) has made available a lesson entitled “Philip Reid and the Statue of Freedom” to help students learn about this enslaved American and his key role during the construction of the Statue of Freedom.
    • History and Politics Outloud
      http://www.hpol.org/
      Hearing a speech can be fundamentally different from simply reading the text. History and Politics Out Loud helps make that difference concrete by providing audio recordings of hundreds of important political speeches in a searchable archive.
    • Senate Art
      http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/art/one_item_and_teasers/Explore_Senate_Art.htm
      The art in the Senate wing of the U.S. Capitol and the Senate office buildings has been acquired principally for its public, patriotic and commemorative characteristics. The Senate’s art is intended to commit to posterity the persons and events of our national history, centered on the institution of the Senate and the founding of the Republic. This Web site presents paintings spanning over 200 years of American history by some of the country’s preeminent artists; a sculpture collection that celebrates the great figures of our national history; and more than 1,000 graphic images that document the Senate, the Capitol and American political history. The site also features online exhibits about the Senate’s history, as seen through its art and historical collections, and specialized collections, including presidential inaugural memorabilia.
    • Senate Glossary
      http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/reference/b_three_sections_with_teasers/glossary.htm
      Glossary of terms—from act to yield time—related to the Senate and its responsibilities.
    • Commander in Chief
      http://www.commander-in-chief.net/
      Commander in Chief is an economic and geopolitical simulator game for PC. Players become the head of state or government (president, monarch, prime minister) of a country they select and may control all the following activities: the economy, social issues, the military, government agencies, interior policy, foreign diplomacy, ecology, culture and others. Every country in the world is featured along with its unique features and data, with more than 400 actual data and figures per country updated as of January 2009. Players have more than 1,000 different actions to perform—for example, legislation, taxes, economic contracts, meetings and military operations.
    • Cameras in the Court?
      http://www.c-span.org/The-Courts/Cameras-in-The-Court
      Why can’t we watch U.S. Supreme Court proceedings on C-Span? Cameras in the Court? is an introduction to the U.S. Supreme Court on a topic that students can immediately relate to in this age of instant and universal video. There is a smiling photo of each Justice (with dates of birth and appointment to the Court) along with brief quotes about his or her views on opening the Court to cameras, based on public statements. (Most are against the “proposition.”) The website is welcoming to struggling readers. For students who are ready for more challenging material about cases that the Court has heard or will soon hear, a host of resources (video and links to readings) are included in the C-SPAN series America and the Courts.
    • Running for Office
      http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/running-for-office
      Running for Office is an online exhibit of the political cartoons of Clifford Berryman. Berryman is probably best known for his cartoon featuring Theodore Roosevelt having compassion for a bear cub. That cartoon inspired the creation of the Teddy Bear. Berryman drew political cartoons for Washington newspapers for more than 50 years. The National Archives has put together the 52-page online exhibit of Berryman’s cartoons. The cartoons chronicle the process of choosing the President. The exhibit also includes cartoons about running for Congress. The meaning and historical context of the cartoons are explained as well. Almost all of the cartoons in the exhibit can be downloaded for free.
    • Win the White House
      http://www.icivics.org/games/win-white-house
      iCivics, the organization founded by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, is marking the countdown to Election Day 2012 with the launch of its latest free online video game, Win the White House. In this game, students take on the role of a presidential candidate from primary season through Election Day, making tough choices about the party platform and vice presidential selection as well as where to fundraise, poll and spend valuable campaign dollars on appearances and advertisements. News coverage recaps their successes and failures as they campaign for their 270 electoral votes. Students also have to make decisions about the kind of campaign they will run: will they focus on their platform or on attacking the stances of their opponent? Win the White House prepares young people for meaningful citizenship by helping them see the value of voting and different candidates’ reasons for choosing different strategies for engaging the public. The iCivics Politics and Public Policy Curriculum Unit also offers a broad array of resources for educators, including lesson plans, additional games and game guides. iCivics content is designed by educators and is standards aligned.
    • The Congressional Timeline 1.0    
      From The Dirksen Congressional Center. Includes: Major laws -- more than 200 examples -- passed by Congress from 1933 to the present;The partisan composition of each Congress, along with the presidential administration and the congressional leaders; The session dates of each Congress;   Measures of legislative productivity, such as the number of bills introduced and passed;   Information about women and African-Americans serving in Congress; Examples of documents and audiovisual materials related to legislation;The ability to add information to the timeline by using the "wiki" feature.    
    • Commons --- Digital Town Square
      Created in 2009 by former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, iCivics recently partnered with EverFi on a new initiative, Commons – Digital Town Square, which is offered free to all K–12 schools. The focus of Commons – Digital Town Square is to provide schools with standards-based educational gaming, aligned to the Common Core State Standards, with social components. Students who play iCivics games move along at their own pace; adaptive-pathing techniques as well as evidence-based practices help guide each student differently as he or she learns. In addition to the adaptive feature, Commons – Digital Town Square has a variety of media, including simulations and animations as well as pre- and post-assessments and behavioral surveys that “measure changes in students’ attitudes and behaviors regarding a variety of civic matters.” Students interact not only with one another in their virtual classroom, but also with other classrooms across the country. Commons – Digital Town Square leverages many standards in its design of instruction and assessment, from existing state standards to Common Core. 
    • Budget Hero
      http://www.marketplace.org/topics/economy/budget-hero
      A free, challenging online game makes civics and economics accessible and fun for students. Budget Hero lets students try to balance the federal budget. First students choose one to three “badges” that reflect their political values. Then they try to earn these badges by choosing from more than 70 policy options. The game is built on the Congressional Budget Office model, which incorporates pro and con arguments for each policy, drawn from dozens of sources and vetted to ensure the game is nonpartisan. Players make their own decisions about health care, military spending or environmental protection. In the end, students can see how long it takes before their budget goes bust and share their results with friends via Facebook or Twitter. To date, the game has been played more than one million times. Budget Hero was created by the Woodrow Wilson Center and American Public Media.
    • Life Without the Bill of Rights
      Life Without the Bill of Rights is a simulation of what daily life would be like without various aspects of the Bill of Rights. 
    • Founders' Quiz
      Which Founder Are You? Allows students to discover which of the 55 founding fathers’ personalities were most like their own.
    • Constitution Duel Quiz
      Constitution Duel Quiz has questions about the U.S. Constitution, Supreme Court cases, historic documents, and famous people in history.
      iCivics: “We the Jury” interactive educational game
      iCivics recently released its seventeenth interactive educational game for students. The new game, We the Jury, includes two civil cases—one that relates to a dispute over baseball memorabilia, and the other to a dispute at a car dealership. In the game, students become one of six jurors at a trial, during which they hear the facts of the case, along with closing arguments from the plaintiff and the defendant. Then they go off to the jury room where they deliberate for up to five days before handing down their verdict. During deliberations, students examine evidence, listen to the opinions of other jurors and try to reach a unanimous decision. Throughout the process, students are reminded of the roles of jurors and are cautioned to stick to only the evidence and arguments permitted by the judge. In addition to the interactive game, the iCivics website includes a free downloadable Game Guide for teachers and reproducible Evidence sheets for students.


       

       

    Social Studies: Newspapers/Current Events Sites

    • The Week in Rap
      http://theweekinrap.com/
      The Week in Rap produces a weekly roundup of current events, presented in a rap video. Longer-form history lessons are also rapped. The site was created by Flocabulary, and the songs and videos are written by Flocabulary artists.
    • Newseum
      http://www.newseum.org/
       
      The new Newseum, in Washington D.C., traces the development of news over time and shows how technological advances—from line art in newspapers to TV helicopters to the Internet—have changed the way news is delivered and presented. Visitors to the Newseum’s Web site can take a cool 3-D tour of the new museum, view more than 500 front pages of newspapers from around the world and play the online trivia game NewsMania.
    • News is Free         
      http://www.newsisfree.com/
      This site offers news headlines, with links to the full stories, from more than 3,600 Web sources. It includes world, sports, entertainment, science, health, technology, economic, and other news. Basic site information is available in English, French, or German; the sources cited are in their original language. Site is searchable, and may also be browsed through a categorized index. Free registration allows for personal customizing and there are also fee based options.​
    • News Link        
      http://www.newslink.org/
      Useful media page covers newspapers, TV, and magazines from all over the world. 
    • Do Now        
      http://blogs.kqed.org/education/about-do-now/
      A weekly activity from PBS affiliate KQED that allows students to read about then respond to current events using Twitter.
        
    Social Studies: Geography Sites
    • Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
      http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/
      Terrific collections of maps—current and historical. Includes maps on topics of special interest such as Iraq and Afghanistan. 
    • Improve Knowledge of Geography
      http://www.ilike2learn.com/
      Do your students know all the countries in Europe? Developed by a teacher, this interactive site can help improve students’ geographical knowledge. Try the “easy” quiz to name the European nations. Also find quizzes for the longest river, highest mountain, U.S. state capitals, lakes in Africa—and more.
    • TeachersFirst’s Globetrackers Mission
      http://www.teachersfirst.com/globetracker/about.cfm
      TeachersFirst’s Globetracker’s Mission is an engaging way for students in grades 2–6 to learn geography, map skills and world cultures through an episodic story. Each week, a new episode, in the format of a blog post, appears on the Globetracker’s Mission site. The “blog” is written by fictional teenagers Geo and Meri as they travel the seven continents of the world on a secret “mission” for an unnamed government agency. They seek clues and travel under the supervision of their Uncle Globetracker, writing the “blog” as part of their requirements for missing high school work. Classes who follow the mission learn standards-based terms and concepts of world geography as they respond to Geo and Meri’s think-aloud questions, using maps, images and links that Geo and Meri provide. Concepts include landforms, map skills, cultures, major landmarks, continents, oceans, rivers—and more. 
    • Worldmapper
      http://www.worldmapper.org/index.html
      Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the proportion of different resources they share, and by their contributions to human society. Presently the site includes nearly 600 maps. Maps 1–366 are also available as PDF posters. Use the menu at the top of the homepage to find a map of interest. Subjects range from Youth Literacy to Education to Pollution and even to Population in Year 1 and Year 2050!
    • National Geographic : My Wonderful World
      http://www.mywonderfulworld.org/index.html
      My Wonderful World, a National Geographic Society Web site, integrates geographic literacy into the content areas using multimedia resources, such as 2-D and 3-D maps, images, blogs, videos, digital games, quizzes and awareness campaigns. Students can conduct research into cultural, environmental and geographic issues, listen to world music, take virtual tours and add landmarks to maps. The Wayfaring feature lets students (collaboratively or individually) create their own personalized maps and share them with other students.
    • AirPano
      http://www.airpano.com/
      AirPano offers dozens of spectacular 360-degree panoramas of famous landmarks and cities around the world. The panoramas can be set to auto-play with a music accompaniment, or you can navigate the panoramas manually. To find a panorama on AirPano, you can browse the listings, search by keyword or view a Google Map of all of the places AirPano has captured. AirPano panoramas can be viewed in high or low resolution according to the speed of your Internet connection. The panoramas can be viewed on an iPhone or iPad. You can also view the AirPano files in Google Earth.
    • Animaps
       http://www.animaps.com
      Animaps is a service that allows users to create animated Google Maps. Using Animaps, you can create a tour of your placemarks that plays through according to the timing that you specify. You can also build in colored shapes to expand and contract to demonstrate patterns. And you can import images to your map from Flickr, Picassa and Facebook.
    • OldMapsOnline
      http://www.oldmapsonline.org
      The OldMapsOnline Portal is an easy-to-use gateway to historical maps in libraries around the world. It allows the user to search for online digital historical maps across numerous, different collections via a geographical search. To search, type a place name or click in the map window, and narrow by date. The search results provide a direct link to the map image on the website of the host institution.
    • Global knowledge quiz
      This website  has continent, cultural geography, and physical geography quizzes drawn from the National Geographic Society’s Bee competitions. Tough questions.
    • Waymarking
      Waymarking – a way of using GPS technology to identify unique places and share them with others.
    • Geocaching
      These websites help students get going with Geocaching--hiding a cache of information or goodies at a specific set of coordinates.
    • Geography games 
      This site  (Sheppard Software) has a wide variety of free games for students at different levels.
      Lizard Point Map Quizzes
      On this website, students can take map tests on the continents, countries, states, provinces, territories, and cities.
      National Geographic 125 Years : Images
      From a pioneering ascent of Everest to advancements in aerial, underwater and space photography, the National Geographic Society has been exploring the world for 125 years. To mark that milestone, in January National Geographic published galleries of landmark images of exploration from over the last 125 years. One of the galleries is Flashback Firsts, which, as the name implies, features “firsts” of explorations published in National Geographic magazine. Flashback Firsts includes images of Robert Peary’s 1909 Arctic expedition, Hiram Bingham’s expedition to the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu in 1915, the first American team’s climb to the summit of Mount Everest in 1963—and more. 
      United States Map Puzzle
      This online game asks students to assemble the U.S. map from the unlabeled puzzle-piece shapes of the 50 states. It’s definitely not easy.


       
    Social Studies: Hispanic Heritage Sites
    • Scholastic-Hispanic Heritage
      http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/hispanic/
      Information and activities including “Meet Famous Latinos”, “Latinos in History” and “Hispanic History in the Americas.”
    • Fact Monster-Hispanic Heritage 
      http://www.factmonster.com/spot/hhm1.html
      Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15, the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries—Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico declared its independence on September 16, and Chile on September 18. On Fact Monster, you’ll find a wealth of resources to incorporate into your celebrations. Features include Famous Firsts by Hispanic Americans, Hispanic Americans by the Numbers, Spanish Loan Words, Spanish Place Names, Notable Books by Mexican and Mexican American Authors—and more.
    • A Thematic Curriculum Unit on The Day of the Dead
      http://www.miscositas.com/El%20Dia%20de%20los%20Muertos.pdf
      62-page thematic curriculum unit for Intermediate Spanish students with lesson plans, worksheets, activities, and more.
    • Celebrations: Day of the Dead Mini Unit
      http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/tlresources/units/Byrnes-celebrations/Day.html
      A mini-unit with history and a glossary of words about the event and suggestions for art projects, poem writing,, a field trip, and Spanish language integration.
    • Day of the Dead in Mexico
      http://www.dayofthedead.com/index.php?p=589
      Mexican celebration with traditions, poems, recipes, photos, and other information.
     
    Social Studies: Iraq and Afghanistan War/Middle East History and Culture Sites
    • Timeline: Iraq         
      http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/737483.stm
      A brief chronology of key events covering 1922 to the present about Iraqi government and politics. Includes topics such as political history, foreign relations, Iran-Iraq War, oil, chemical weapons, Kuwait, Kurds, Oil-for-Food, weapons inspectors, United Nations resolutions, and the United States. Site also includes links to related key stories, news analysis, and a video feature for the most recent live coverage. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).  
    • Forces: U.S. and Coalition Casualties         
      http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2003/iraq/forces/casualties/
      This site from CNN lists confirmed coalition deaths in the war in Iraq. The list reflects the names of the U.S. and British troops whose families have been notified. Includes the name, age, unit, hometown, details of death, and a photograph.
    • Online NewsHour: The Iraq War         
      http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/middle_east/iraq/
      The online version of PBS's NewsHour covers several aspects of the current situation in Iraq: The Military Campaign, The International Impact, The Home Front, The Humanitarian Situation, and The Road to War. Includes key map and player sections as well as an area for students and teachers.
    • Country Profile: Iraq         
      http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/country_profiles/791014.stm
      Profile of Iraq including the latest news, demographic and economic facts, historical overview, timeline of key events, and information about Iraqi leaders and media. Site also includes key stories, news analysis, links, audio features, and a video for the most recent live coverage. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
    • Blogs of War         
      http://www.blogsofwar.com/
      A blog (Web journal) updated many times each day with live reporting from the Iraq War front. Due to heavy server loads, this site may be sluggish or non-responsive from time to time.
    • Attack on Iraq         
      http://www.cbc.ca/news/iraq/
      Iraq-related news updated daily including headlines, special reports, daily summaries, audio and video features, galleries and maps, key documents, Canada's perspective, and an impressive collection of links. Searchable. From the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).
    • A Nation at War         
      http://www.nytimes.com/pages/world/worldspecial/
      Complete coverage of the war in Iraq from The New York Times, with related domestic and international news. Includes multimedia coverage, wire news, interactive graphics, maps, Gulf War archived articles, and more. Requires free, one-time registration; there is a sign-up option for e-mail news alerts.
    • Homeland Afghanistan
      http://afghanistan.asiasociety.org/
      Afghanistan has served as a meeting place of peoples, cultures and influence in the ancient world—and today. Created by the Asia Society, Homeland Afghanistan explores the geopolitical and cultural heritage of Afghanistan through a humanities perspective. The history is told through 75 video episodes, featuring leading experts—as well as hundreds of archaeological finds, paintings, literary works, music, photographs and documentary films.
    • Animated maps of the Middle East, world religions, and democracy 
      Check out these animations of how the map of the Middle East has changed through the ages and how major religions and democracy have spread.
       


    Social Studies: Lewis and Clark Expedition Sites

    • The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition         
      http://lewisandclarkjournals.unl.edu/
      Thanks to the sponsorship of University of Nebraska Press, the Center for Great Plains Studies, and the UNL Libraries Electronic Text Center, you can now access The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Exp ion Online. Initially offering almost two hundred pages from volume four, this website will eventually feature the full text of the journals--almost five thousand pages in all. Also included is a gallery of images as well as audio files of acclaimed poet William Kloefkorn reading selected passages. The text of the celebrated Nebraska edition of the Lewis and Clark journals, edited by Gary E. Moulton, is searchable and easily navigated. 
    • National Geographic: Lewis and Clark         
      http://www.nationalgeographic.com/lewisandclark
      How did the adventures of Lewis and Clark shape the United States? This site features timelines, maps, journal entries, historic photographs, and drawings.
    • Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation         
      http://www.lewisandclark.org/
      Contains several informative articles, with a particularly interesting article about Sacagewea.
    • Lewis & Clark Bicentennial in Oregon         
      http://www.lcbo.net/
      Includes self-guided tours, links to sites along the route, and Oregon events.
    • Lewis and Clark         
      http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/
      Companion site to the film by Ken Burns.
    • On This Day With Lewis and Clark         
      http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=297
      On This Day With Lewis and Clark Looking at historic maps of the West, students can begin to appreciate the immensity and mystery of the mission Lewis and Clark accepted.
    • Rivers, Edens, and Empires; Lewis and Clark and the Revealing of America         
      http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/lewisandclark/
      Library of Congress site. Great images, but the text maybe too difficult for elementary students.
    • Discovering Lewis and Clark         
      http://www.lewis-clark.org/choice.htm
      Navigate around this site to find maps, journals, natural history, and other fascinating facets on the exp ions of Lewis and Clark. Great site for student research.
    • Go West Across America With Lewis and Clark         
      http://www.nationalgeographic.com/west/
      Students can participate in this online adventure from National Geographic by making decisions along the journey and clicking on their response in order to continue. They will also be able to read journal excerpts and historical facts on, Did You Know?

    Social Studies: Middle Ages/Medieval Times Sites
    • Dewey Browse for Medieval/Middle Ages
      http://www.deweybrowse.org/medieval.htm
      Topics are organized by the Dewey Decimal Number for that subject. Clickable links takes you to content relating to that subject. The content is from a variety of sites. Really well organized and thorough.
    • Medieval Spell: The Medieval History Source
      http://www.medieval-spell.com/
      Provides exhaustive information on all aspects of Medieval Life and Culture. Includes Medieval Architecture, Knightly Life, Medieval Society, Medieval War.


    Social Studies: Migrant/Farmworkers Sites
     

     
    Social Studies: Native American Resources Sites       
    • Coast Salish Villages of Puget Sound         
      http://coastsalishmap.org/
      A collection of maps of the Seattle and Puget Sound areas of Washington state showing native village sites circa 1800 plus native names and village descriptions. Scroll midway down the opening page for a link to a map of Duwamish/Snoqualmie Storytelling Sites with locations of about 50 sites mentioned in old stories and myths, with links to brief summaries of the stories.
    • Native Americans Children's Literature Site         
      http://www.carolhurst.com/subjects/nativeamericans.html
      This site includes children's literature information related to Native Americans and advice on how to present the topic to elementary school children.
    • Pilgrim Hall Museum         
      http://www.pilgrimhall.org/plgrmhll.htm
      Visit the Pilgrim Hall Museum in the center of historic Plymouth, Massachusetts to learn more about the lives of the Pilgrims and Native Americans. Exhibits contain a wide variety of historic documents and pictures.
    • Native Web.org         
      http://www.nativeweb.org/
      Site with links to sources on a variety of subject areas. Not limited to Native Americans.
    • Indians of the Midwest
      “ This site addresses this question by highlighting recent research of scholars who have provided new insights about the cultures and histories of Indian peoples in the Midwest.”
    • Native Languages of the Americas: List of Native American Indian Tribes and Languages
      “A compendium of online materials about more than a thousand Native American tribes of the Western Hemisphere and the indigenous languages they speak.”
       
       
    Social Studies: Oregon Sites 
    • If You Were a Pioneer on the Oregon Trail         
      http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=274
      As a class, students create an imagined travel experience and then compare it with the actual experiences of 19th-century pioneers.
    • On the Oregon Trail         
      http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=323
      Work with primary documents and latter-day photographs to recapture the experience of traveling on the Oregon Trail.
    • Oregon Historical Society / Oregon History Project
      Many articles, images relating to Oregon and historical figures and events.
    • Oregon Encyclopedia  
      From their own description: 
      The Oregon Encyclopedia, a partnership of Portland State University, the Oregon Council of Teachers of English, and the Oregon Historical Society, and a project of the Oregon Sesquicentennial Celebration, is a comprehensive and authoritative compendium of information about Oregon's history and culture. The Encyclopedia grows each week.
       
          
       
       
    Social Studies: Primary Sources Sites        
    • How To Use Primary Sources         
      http://www.jerseyhistory.org/howtofind.html
      The New Jersey Historical Society offers four sample lessons online that illustrate wise instructional use of primary source documents.
    •  National Archives--DocsTeach
      http://docsteach.org/
      DocsTeach, a new online tool from the National Archives, combines primary-source content with the latest interactive capabilities of the Internet. The site features more than 2,500 documents along with engaging classroom activities. Yet the most exciting part of the site is also what makes students so interested in new technologies—the interactive feature that allows you to direct what the site becomes. On the site you can browse or search for activities by era, based on the historical thinking skills you want to teach, according to an interactive DocsTeach.org activity creation tool, by keyword or even by activity author—you can find activities created by the National Archives education team or by fellow educators around the country who are registered on DocsTeach.org. You can use the information that accompanies each activity to determine if it is a fit for your classroom, and whether it will help you meet your curriculum objectives. The information includes an indication of the historical thinking skill students will practice; a representation of the level of critical thinking required, illustrated by an icon reflecting Bloom’s Taxonomy; the historical era in which the activity fits; an activity synopsis; and instructions. You can customize any activity to fit the needs of your unique classroom by selecting “Use to Create an Activity” to make a new activity based on a current one; edit existing activity information and student instructions; or choose alternative primary source documents. You can create a brand-new activity with its own Web address, and you can save and organize your activities in your own account and share them with your students.
    • National Archives Digital Vaults poster and video creation tools         
      http://www.digitalvaults.org/
      Allows students to drag and drop primary source documents from the National Gallery into a poster or video. 
    • American Memory Collection         
      http://memory.loc.gov/
      American Memory is the Library of Congress's online archive of primary sources that relate to the history and culture of America.
    • Teaching With Primary Sources
      http://www.smithsoniansource.org/tea/viewdetails.aspx
      The Smithsonian Source provides a great overview of how to use primary-source documents, images and more in your classroom. Provides lesson plans, videos on specific lesson plans to show how to utilize primary source materials.
    • History  Heard  
      http://www.historyheard.com/home.html?
      History Heard is a free database of primary source video interviews for students to tap into as they conduct research for class assignments or extra-credit projects. Created by two high school students who have experienced the research process, History Heard aims to make history research “come alive” for middle school and high school students across America. Your students can help to grow the video collection by creating video interviews with individuals who have been firsthand witnesses to modern history. The events may be as broad as describing life in a particular community during a specific era, or the moment in history may be as specific as a single event. The Getting Started section of the Web site provides information on how to create a History Heard video.  
    • In the First Person   
      http://www.inthefirstperson.com
      The Smithsonian Source provides a great overview of how to use primary-source documents, images and more in your classroom. Provides lesson plans, videos on specific lesson plans to show how to utilize primary source materials.
    • History Buff.com
      HistoryBuff.com is a nonprofit organization devoted to providing free primary source materials for students, teachers and history buffs. The site focuses primarily on how news of major, and not so major, events in American history was reported in newspapers of the time. The online newspaper archive is organized by year and event. The earliest newspapers in the archive were published in 1707. The newspapers can be viewed in detail through the zoom tool accompanying each newspaper. In addition, there is information about the technology used to produce newspapers over the past 400 years. The latest addition to the site is a set of 15 panoramas of historic sites in America. Some of the panoramas you will find in the collection include Davy Crockett’s childhood home, Appomattox Courthouse, Thomas Edison’s birthplace and Valley Forge. 
      HATs: History Assessments of Thinking 
      Working with the San Francisco and Lincoln (NE) public schools, a group of educators at Stanford University has created a set of 10-minute assessment tasks that measure how well students can analyze documents from the Library of Congress – letters, books, photographs, prints, speeches, interviews, radio broadcasts, and film clips. These HATs, along with interactive rubrics and student responses, are available for free.
       

    Social Studies: Renaissance Times Sites  
    • The Renaissance Connection
      http://www.renaissanceconnection.org/index2.cfm
      In many ways we are still living in a Renaissance world, and you can see the origins of our world in the visual arts of the Renaissance. Visit The Renaissance Connection and explore Renaissance art and history in the Art Explorer. Trace modern innovations back to the Renaissance with the Time Telescope; then create your own future innovation in Innovations 1400–2000. Hire an artist to create a work of art that gets you noticed as a Patron of the Arts. And learn about the life of an ordinary Renaissance artist in The Artist’s Life.
     
    Social Studies: Women's History Sites
       
    • Women's Rights Movement in the U.S.         
      http://www.infoplease.com/spot/womenstimeline1.html
      A timeline of key events in the American Women's Rights Movement from 1848 to 1994. 
    • Women's History Month         
      http://www.galegroup.com/free_resources/whm/index.htm
      Read biographies of women throughout history. Try a quiz based on women's achievements. Study a timeline of important events of in women's history.
    • Gifts of Speech: Women's Speeches From Around the World         
      http://gos.sbc.edu/
      Gifts of Speech is dedicated to preserving and creating access to speeches made by influential contemporary women.
    • Women In World History Curriculum         
      http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/
      Designed for teachers, teenagers, parents, and history buffs, this site offers free lessons, biographies of women rulers, and quotes to celebrate women's history.
    • Women of Our Time
      http://www.npg.si.edu/cexh/woot/index.htm
      The online exhibition Women of Our Time highlights famous and influential American women of the twentieth century. The iconic images include studio portraits, glamorous publicity shots, press photographs, fashion photographs, advertising images and amateur snapshots.
    • Setting the Precedent : Four Women Who Excelled in Business
      http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/archives/WIB-tour/mainMovie.html
      Setting the Precedent is a virtual tour introducing four exceptional American women who succeeded in business in the twentieth century. The website features biographical information, timelines, games and historical background for each of the women.
    • National Women’s History Museum: Clandestine Women: Spies in American History
      “Throughout American history, espionage has played a major role in how this country evolved into the international power it is today. While a critical contributor to the creation and growth of the nation, spying and related intelligence gathering efforts have often gone unacknowledged.”
       


    Social Studies: World History and Culture Sites

    • Eyewitness to History
      http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html
       
      EyeWitness to History is your students’ ringside seat to history—from the ancient world to the present. The program, presented by Ibis Communications, a digital publisher of educational programming, uses firsthand accounts along with film clips and audio (voices) from the past. Students will also find notable quotes, a photo of the week and snapshots of events that happened in the current month.
    • Historical Treasure Chests Activities
      http://ciese.org/curriculum/treasure/
      The Historical Treasure Chests activities from the Stevens Institute of Technology engage students in investigating authentic materials from the past. Students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the Web sites listed in the reference section. By looking closely for details, students draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which the materials were created. Further research, using secondary sources, will either confirm or challenge their ideas.
    • Yin Yu Tan
      http://www.pem.org/sites/yinyutang/house/base.html
      Yin Yu Tan, a late Qing dynasty merchants’ house, was originally located in southeastern China. Re-erected at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Yin Yu Tan is now open to visitors. Explore the house online to discover this rare example of the region’s renowned architecture and to learn about the daily life of the Huang family, who lived in Yin Yu Tang for more than 200 years. The Peabody Essex Museum’s Web site takes you on a virtual tour of the house with print and audio narratives, pictures, videos and copies of correspondence sent between family members.
      Check out this Primary Source World activity, which includes questions and documents related to the house to make connections between geography and Chinese culture for students in grades 5–12. 
    • Visual Culture of Spanish America
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/  (in English)
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/espanol/index.html (in Spanish)
      The Vistas project at Smith College in Massachusetts seeks to bring an understanding of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience. Spanish America was an extensive region—covering much of the Americas, running from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Its visual culture was forged in urban centers, religious and frontier communities, and indigenous towns. The Vistas Web site offers easy access in English and Spanish to key components of this project. The Web site provides a gallery of more than 100 color images, interpretive essays and a searchable bibliography on visual culture. The site also includes a glossary of English and Spanish.
    • Zon/New Chengo (Culture and Languages of China)
      http://enterzon.com/
      A new, cost-free Web-based role-playing game aims to help students and adults learn more about the culture and languages of China. Called Zon/New Chengo, the multiplayer game was created by Yong Zhao, Michigan State University distinguished professor of educational psychology and technology. A native of a poor, remote area of the Sichuan Province, he has become a highly influential researcher in Chinese education. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."
      Worldwise Schools
      Sponsored by the Peace Corps educators can access more than 50 interactive lessons.
      A Variety of Calendars
      This site is a museum of calendars in use today – Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and Jewish – as well as some no longer being used – Mayan, Roman, and the French Revolutionary Calendar.
    li> Women In World History Curriculum         
    http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/
    Designed for teachers, teenagers, parents, and history buffs, this site offers free lessons, biographies of women rulers, and quotes to celebrate women's history.
    • Women of Our Time
      http://www.npg.si.edu/cexh/woot/index.htm
      The online exhibition Women of Our Time highlights famous and influential American women of the twentieth century. The iconic images include studio portraits, glamorous publicity shots, press photographs, fashion photographs, advertising images and amateur snapshots.
    • Setting the Precedent : Four Women Who Excelled in Business
      http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/archives/WIB-tour/mainMovie.html
      Setting the Precedent is a virtual tour introducing four exceptional American women who succeeded in business in the twentieth century. The website features biographical information, timelines, games and historical background for each of the women.
    • National Women’s History Museum: Clandestine Women: Spies in American History
      “Throughout American history, espionage has played a major role in how this country evolved into the international power it is today. While a critical contributor to the creation and growth of the nation, spying and related intelligence gathering efforts have often gone unacknowledged.”
       


    Social Studies: World History and Culture Sites

    • Eyewitness to History
      http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html
       
      EyeWitness to History is your students’ ringside seat to history—from the ancient world to the present. The program, presented by Ibis Communications, a digital publisher of educational programming, uses firsthand accounts along with film clips and audio (voices) from the past. Students will also find notable quotes, a photo of the week and snapshots of events that happened in the current month.
    • Historical Treasure Chests Activities
      http://ciese.org/curriculum/treasure/
      The Historical Treasure Chests activities from the Stevens Institute of Technology engage students in investigating authentic materials from the past. Students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the Web sites listed in the reference section. By looking closely for details, students draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which the materials were created. Further research, using secondary sources, will either confirm or challenge their ideas.
    • Yin Yu Tan
      http://www.pem.org/sites/yinyutang/house/base.html
      Yin Yu Tan, a late Qing dynasty merchants’ house, was originally located in southeastern China. Re-erected at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Yin Yu Tan is now open to visitors. Explore the house online to discover this rare example of the region’s renowned architecture and to learn about the daily life of the Huang family, who lived in Yin Yu Tang for more than 200 years. The Peabody Essex Museum’s Web site takes you on a virtual tour of the house with print and audio narratives, pictures, videos and copies of correspondence sent between family members.
      Check out this Primary Source World activity, which includes questions and documents related to the house to make connections between geography and Chinese culture for students in grades 5–12. 
    • Visual Culture of Spanish America
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/  (in English)
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/espanol/index.html (in Spanish)
      The Vistas project at Smith College in Massachusetts seeks to bring an understanding of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience. Spanish America was an extensive region—covering much of the Americas, running from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Its visual culture was forged in urban centers, religious and frontier communities, and indigenous towns. The Vistas Web site offers easy access in English and Spanish to key components of this project. The Web site provides a gallery of more than 100 color images, interpretive essays and a searchable bibliography on visual culture. The site also includes a glossary of English and Spanish.
    • Zon/New Chengo (Culture and Languages of China)
      http://enterzon.com/
      A new, cost-free Web-based role-playing game aims to help students and adults learn more about the culture and languages of China. Called Zon/New Chengo, the multiplayer game was created by Yong Zhao, Michigan State University distinguished professor of educational psychology and technology. A native of a poor, remote area of the Sichuan Province, he has become a highly influential researcher in Chinese education. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."
      Worldwise Schools
      Sponsored by the Peace Corps educators can access more than 50 interactive lessons.
      A Variety of Calendars
      This site is a museum of calendars in use today – Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and Jewish – as well as some no longer being used – Mayan, Roman, and the French Revolutionary Calendar.



       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     


    li> Women In World History Curriculum         
    http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/
    Designed for teachers, teenagers, parents, and history buffs, this site offers free lessons, biographies of women rulers, and quotes to celebrate women's history.
    • Women of Our Time
      http://www.npg.si.edu/cexh/woot/index.htm
      The online exhibition Women of Our Time highlights famous and influential American women of the twentieth century. The iconic images include studio portraits, glamorous publicity shots, press photographs, fashion photographs, advertising images and amateur snapshots.
    • Setting the Precedent : Four Women Who Excelled in Business
      http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/archives/WIB-tour/mainMovie.html
      Setting the Precedent is a virtual tour introducing four exceptional American women who succeeded in business in the twentieth century. The website features biographical information, timelines, games and historical background for each of the women.
    • National Women’s History Museum: Clandestine Women: Spies in American History
      “Throughout American history, espionage has played a major role in how this country evolved into the international power it is today. While a critical contributor to the creation and growth of the nation, spying and related intelligence gathering efforts have often gone unacknowledged.”
       


    Social Studies: World History and Culture Sites

    • Eyewitness to History
      http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html
       
      EyeWitness to History is your students’ ringside seat to history—from the ancient world to the present. The program, presented by Ibis Communications, a digital publisher of educational programming, uses firsthand accounts along with film clips and audio (voices) from the past. Students will also find notable quotes, a photo of the week and snapshots of events that happened in the current month.
    • Historical Treasure Chests Activities
      http://ciese.org/curriculum/treasure/
      The Historical Treasure Chests activities from the Stevens Institute of Technology engage students in investigating authentic materials from the past. Students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the Web sites listed in the reference section. By looking closely for details, students draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which the materials were created. Further research, using secondary sources, will either confirm or challenge their ideas.
    • Yin Yu Tan
      http://www.pem.org/sites/yinyutang/house/base.html
      Yin Yu Tan, a late Qing dynasty merchants’ house, was originally located in southeastern China. Re-erected at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Yin Yu Tan is now open to visitors. Explore the house online to discover this rare example of the region’s renowned architecture and to learn about the daily life of the Huang family, who lived in Yin Yu Tang for more than 200 years. The Peabody Essex Museum’s Web site takes you on a virtual tour of the house with print and audio narratives, pictures, videos and copies of correspondence sent between family members.
      Check out this Primary Source World activity, which includes questions and documents related to the house to make connections between geography and Chinese culture for students in grades 5–12. 
    • Visual Culture of Spanish America
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/  (in English)
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/espanol/index.html (in Spanish)
      The Vistas project at Smith College in Massachusetts seeks to bring an understanding of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience. Spanish America was an extensive region—covering much of the Americas, running from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Its visual culture was forged in urban centers, religious and frontier communities, and indigenous towns. The Vistas Web site offers easy access in English and Spanish to key components of this project. The Web site provides a gallery of more than 100 color images, interpretive essays and a searchable bibliography on visual culture. The site also includes a glossary of English and Spanish.
    • Zon/New Chengo (Culture and Languages of China)
      http://enterzon.com/
      A new, cost-free Web-based role-playing game aims to help students and adults learn more about the culture and languages of China. Called Zon/New Chengo, the multiplayer game was created by Yong Zhao, Michigan State University distinguished professor of educational psychology and technology. A native of a poor, remote area of the Sichuan Province, he has become a highly influential researcher in Chinese education. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."
      Worldwise Schools
      Sponsored by the Peace Corps educators can access more than 50 interactive lessons.



       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     

    pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     
       

    ion. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    d other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    s, games and historical background for each of the women.
    • National Women’s History Museum: Clandestine Women: Spies in American History
      “Throughout American history, espionage has played a major role in how this country evolved into the international power it is today. While a critical contributor to the creation and growth of the nation, spying and related intelligence gathering efforts have often gone unacknowledged.”
       


    Social Studies: World History and Culture Sites

    • Eyewitness to History
      http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html
       
      EyeWitness to History is your students’ ringside seat to history—from the ancient world to the present. The program, presented by Ibis Communications, a digital publisher of educational programming, uses firsthand accounts along with film clips and audio (voices) from the past. Students will also find notable quotes, a photo of the week and snapshots of events that happened in the current month.
    • Historical Treasure Chests Activities
      http://ciese.org/curriculum/treasure/
      The Historical Treasure Chests activities from the Stevens Institute of Technology engage students in investigating authentic materials from the past. Students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the Web sites listed in the reference section. By looking closely for details, students draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which the materials were created. Further research, using secondary sources, will either confirm or challenge their ideas.
    • Yin Yu Tan
      http://www.pem.org/sites/yinyutang/house/base.html
      Yin Yu Tan, a late Qing dynasty merchants’ house, was originally located in southeastern China. Re-erected at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Yin Yu Tan is now open to visitors. Explore the house online to discover this rare example of the region’s renowned architecture and to learn about the daily life of the Huang family, who lived in Yin Yu Tang for more than 200 years. The Peabody Essex Museum’s Web site takes you on a virtual tour of the house with print and audio narratives, pictures, videos and copies of correspondence sent between family members.
      Check out this Primary Source World activity, which includes questions and documents related to the house to make connections between geography and Chinese culture for students in grades 5–12. 
    • Visual Culture of Spanish America
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/  (in English)
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/espanol/index.html (in Spanish)
      The Vistas project at Smith College in Massachusetts seeks to bring an understanding of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience. Spanish America was an extensive region—covering much of the Americas, running from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Its visual culture was forged in urban centers, religious and frontier communities, and indigenous towns. The Vistas Web site offers easy access in English and Spanish to key components of this project. The Web site provides a gallery of more than 100 color images, interpretive essays and a searchable bibliography on visual culture. The site also includes a glossary of English and Spanish.
    • Zon/New Chengo (Culture and Languages of China)
      http://enterzon.com/
      A new, cost-free Web-based role-playing game aims to help students and adults learn more about the culture and languages of China. Called Zon/New Chengo, the multiplayer game was created by Yong Zhao, Michigan State University distinguished professor of educational psychology and technology. A native of a poor, remote area of the Sichuan Province, he has become a highly influential researcher in Chinese education. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."
      Worldwise Schools
      Sponsored by the Peace Corps educators can access more than 50 interactive lessons.



       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     

    pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     
       

    ion. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    d other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    li> Women In World History Curriculum         
    http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/
    Designed for teachers, teenagers, parents, and history buffs, this site offers free lessons, biographies of women rulers, and quotes to celebrate women's history.
    • Women of Our Time
      http://www.npg.si.edu/cexh/woot/index.htm
      The online exhibition Women of Our Time highlights famous and influential American women of the twentieth century. The iconic images include studio portraits, glamorous publicity shots, press photographs, fashion photographs, advertising images and amateur snapshots.
    • Setting the Precedent : Four Women Who Excelled in Business
      http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/archives/WIB-tour/mainMovie.html
      Setting the Precedent is a virtual tour introducing four exceptional American women who succeeded in business in the twentieth century. The website features biographical information, timelines, games and historical background for each of the women.
    • National Women’s History Museum: Clandestine Women: Spies in American History
      “Throughout American history, espionage has played a major role in how this country evolved into the international power it is today. While a critical contributor to the creation and growth of the nation, spying and related intelligence gathering efforts have often gone unacknowledged.”
       


    Social Studies: World History and Culture Sites

    • Eyewitness to History
      http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html
       
      EyeWitness to History is your students’ ringside seat to history—from the ancient world to the present. The program, presented by Ibis Communications, a digital publisher of educational programming, uses firsthand accounts along with film clips and audio (voices) from the past. Students will also find notable quotes, a photo of the week and snapshots of events that happened in the current month.
    • Historical Treasure Chests Activities
      http://ciese.org/curriculum/treasure/
      The Historical Treasure Chests activities from the Stevens Institute of Technology engage students in investigating authentic materials from the past. Students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the Web sites listed in the reference section. By looking closely for details, students draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which the materials were created. Further research, using secondary sources, will either confirm or challenge their ideas.
    • Yin Yu Tan
      http://www.pem.org/sites/yinyutang/house/base.html
      Yin Yu Tan, a late Qing dynasty merchants’ house, was originally located in southeastern China. Re-erected at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Yin Yu Tan is now open to visitors. Explore the house online to discover this rare example of the region’s renowned architecture and to learn about the daily life of the Huang family, who lived in Yin Yu Tang for more than 200 years. The Peabody Essex Museum’s Web site takes you on a virtual tour of the house with print and audio narratives, pictures, videos and copies of correspondence sent between family members.
      Check out this Primary Source World activity, which includes questions and documents related to the house to make connections between geography and Chinese culture for students in grades 5–12. 
    • Visual Culture of Spanish America
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/  (in English)
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/espanol/index.html (in Spanish)
      The Vistas project at Smith College in Massachusetts seeks to bring an understanding of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience. Spanish America was an extensive region—covering much of the Americas, running from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Its visual culture was forged in urban centers, religious and frontier communities, and indigenous towns. The Vistas Web site offers easy access in English and Spanish to key components of this project. The Web site provides a gallery of more than 100 color images, interpretive essays and a searchable bibliography on visual culture. The site also includes a glossary of English and Spanish.
    • Zon/New Chengo (Culture and Languages of China)
      http://enterzon.com/
      A new, cost-free Web-based role-playing game aims to help students and adults learn more about the culture and languages of China. Called Zon/New Chengo, the multiplayer game was created by Yong Zhao, Michigan State University distinguished professor of educational psychology and technology. A native of a poor, remote area of the Sichuan Province, he has become a highly influential researcher in Chinese education. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."
      Worldwise Schools
      Sponsored by the Peace Corps educators can access more than 50 interactive lessons.
      A Variety of Calendars
      This site is a museum of calendars in use today – Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and Jewish – as well as some no longer being used – Mayan, Roman, and the French Revolutionary Calendar.



       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     

    li> Women In World History Curriculum         
    http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/
    Designed for teachers, teenagers, parents, and history buffs, this site offers free lessons, biographies of women rulers, and quotes to celebrate women's history.
    • Women of Our Time
      http://www.npg.si.edu/cexh/woot/index.htm
      The online exhibition Women of Our Time highlights famous and influential American women of the twentieth century. The iconic images include studio portraits, glamorous publicity shots, press photographs, fashion photographs, advertising images and amateur snapshots.
    • Setting the Precedent : Four Women Who Excelled in Business
      http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/archives/WIB-tour/mainMovie.html
      Setting the Precedent is a virtual tour introducing four exceptional American women who succeeded in business in the twentieth century. The website features biographical information, timelines, games and historical background for each of the women.
    • National Women’s History Museum: Clandestine Women: Spies in American History
      “Throughout American history, espionage has played a major role in how this country evolved into the international power it is today. While a critical contributor to the creation and growth of the nation, spying and related intelligence gathering efforts have often gone unacknowledged.”
       


    Social Studies: World History and Culture Sites

    • Eyewitness to History
      http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html
       
      EyeWitness to History is your students’ ringside seat to history—from the ancient world to the present. The program, presented by Ibis Communications, a digital publisher of educational programming, uses firsthand accounts along with film clips and audio (voices) from the past. Students will also find notable quotes, a photo of the week and snapshots of events that happened in the current month.
    • Historical Treasure Chests Activities
      http://ciese.org/curriculum/treasure/
      The Historical Treasure Chests activities from the Stevens Institute of Technology engage students in investigating authentic materials from the past. Students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the Web sites listed in the reference section. By looking closely for details, students draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which the materials were created. Further research, using secondary sources, will either confirm or challenge their ideas.
    • Yin Yu Tan
      http://www.pem.org/sites/yinyutang/house/base.html
      Yin Yu Tan, a late Qing dynasty merchants’ house, was originally located in southeastern China. Re-erected at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Yin Yu Tan is now open to visitors. Explore the house online to discover this rare example of the region’s renowned architecture and to learn about the daily life of the Huang family, who lived in Yin Yu Tang for more than 200 years. The Peabody Essex Museum’s Web site takes you on a virtual tour of the house with print and audio narratives, pictures, videos and copies of correspondence sent between family members.
      Check out this Primary Source World activity, which includes questions and documents related to the house to make connections between geography and Chinese culture for students in grades 5–12. 
    • Visual Culture of Spanish America
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/  (in English)
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/espanol/index.html (in Spanish)
      The Vistas project at Smith College in Massachusetts seeks to bring an understanding of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience. Spanish America was an extensive region—covering much of the Americas, running from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Its visual culture was forged in urban centers, religious and frontier communities, and indigenous towns. The Vistas Web site offers easy access in English and Spanish to key components of this project. The Web site provides a gallery of more than 100 color images, interpretive essays and a searchable bibliography on visual culture. The site also includes a glossary of English and Spanish.
    • Zon/New Chengo (Culture and Languages of China)
      http://enterzon.com/
      A new, cost-free Web-based role-playing game aims to help students and adults learn more about the culture and languages of China. Called Zon/New Chengo, the multiplayer game was created by Yong Zhao, Michigan State University distinguished professor of educational psychology and technology. A native of a poor, remote area of the Sichuan Province, he has become a highly influential researcher in Chinese education. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."
      Worldwise Schools
      Sponsored by the Peace Corps educators can access more than 50 interactive lessons.
      A Variety of Calendars
      This site is a museum of calendars in use today – Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and Jewish – as well as some no longer being used – Mayan, Roman, and the French Revolutionary Calendar.



       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     


    li> Women In World History Curriculum         
    http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/
    Designed for teachers, teenagers, parents, and history buffs, this site offers free lessons, biographies of women rulers, and quotes to celebrate women's history.
    • Women of Our Time
      http://www.npg.si.edu/cexh/woot/index.htm
      The online exhibition Women of Our Time highlights famous and influential American women of the twentieth century. The iconic images include studio portraits, glamorous publicity shots, press photographs, fashion photographs, advertising images and amateur snapshots.
    • Setting the Precedent : Four Women Who Excelled in Business
      http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/archives/WIB-tour/mainMovie.html
      Setting the Precedent is a virtual tour introducing four exceptional American women who succeeded in business in the twentieth century. The website features biographical information, timelines, games and historical background for each of the women.
    • National Women’s History Museum: Clandestine Women: Spies in American History
      “Throughout American history, espionage has played a major role in how this country evolved into the international power it is today. While a critical contributor to the creation and growth of the nation, spying and related intelligence gathering efforts have often gone unacknowledged.”
       


    Social Studies: World History and Culture Sites

    • Eyewitness to History
      http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html
       
      EyeWitness to History is your students’ ringside seat to history—from the ancient world to the present. The program, presented by Ibis Communications, a digital publisher of educational programming, uses firsthand accounts along with film clips and audio (voices) from the past. Students will also find notable quotes, a photo of the week and snapshots of events that happened in the current month.
    • Historical Treasure Chests Activities
      http://ciese.org/curriculum/treasure/
      The Historical Treasure Chests activities from the Stevens Institute of Technology engage students in investigating authentic materials from the past. Students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the Web sites listed in the reference section. By looking closely for details, students draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which the materials were created. Further research, using secondary sources, will either confirm or challenge their ideas.
    • Yin Yu Tan
      http://www.pem.org/sites/yinyutang/house/base.html
      Yin Yu Tan, a late Qing dynasty merchants’ house, was originally located in southeastern China. Re-erected at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Yin Yu Tan is now open to visitors. Explore the house online to discover this rare example of the region’s renowned architecture and to learn about the daily life of the Huang family, who lived in Yin Yu Tang for more than 200 years. The Peabody Essex Museum’s Web site takes you on a virtual tour of the house with print and audio narratives, pictures, videos and copies of correspondence sent between family members.
      Check out this Primary Source World activity, which includes questions and documents related to the house to make connections between geography and Chinese culture for students in grades 5–12. 
    • Visual Culture of Spanish America
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/  (in English)
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/espanol/index.html (in Spanish)
      The Vistas project at Smith College in Massachusetts seeks to bring an understanding of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience. Spanish America was an extensive region—covering much of the Americas, running from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Its visual culture was forged in urban centers, religious and frontier communities, and indigenous towns. The Vistas Web site offers easy access in English and Spanish to key components of this project. The Web site provides a gallery of more than 100 color images, interpretive essays and a searchable bibliography on visual culture. The site also includes a glossary of English and Spanish.
    • Zon/New Chengo (Culture and Languages of China)
      http://enterzon.com/
      A new, cost-free Web-based role-playing game aims to help students and adults learn more about the culture and languages of China. Called Zon/New Chengo, the multiplayer game was created by Yong Zhao, Michigan State University distinguished professor of educational psychology and technology. A native of a poor, remote area of the Sichuan Province, he has become a highly influential researcher in Chinese education. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."
      Worldwise Schools
      Sponsored by the Peace Corps educators can access more than 50 interactive lessons.



       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     

    pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     
       

    ion. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    d other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    s, games and historical background for each of the women.
    • National Women’s History Museum: Clandestine Women: Spies in American History
      “Throughout American history, espionage has played a major role in how this country evolved into the international power it is today. While a critical contributor to the creation and growth of the nation, spying and related intelligence gathering efforts have often gone unacknowledged.”
       


    Social Studies: World History and Culture Sites

    • Eyewitness to History
      http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html
       
      EyeWitness to History is your students’ ringside seat to history—from the ancient world to the present. The program, presented by Ibis Communications, a digital publisher of educational programming, uses firsthand accounts along with film clips and audio (voices) from the past. Students will also find notable quotes, a photo of the week and snapshots of events that happened in the current month.
    • Historical Treasure Chests Activities
      http://ciese.org/curriculum/treasure/
      The Historical Treasure Chests activities from the Stevens Institute of Technology engage students in investigating authentic materials from the past. Students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the Web sites listed in the reference section. By looking closely for details, students draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which the materials were created. Further research, using secondary sources, will either confirm or challenge their ideas.
    • Yin Yu Tan
      http://www.pem.org/sites/yinyutang/house/base.html
      Yin Yu Tan, a late Qing dynasty merchants’ house, was originally located in southeastern China. Re-erected at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Yin Yu Tan is now open to visitors. Explore the house online to discover this rare example of the region’s renowned architecture and to learn about the daily life of the Huang family, who lived in Yin Yu Tang for more than 200 years. The Peabody Essex Museum’s Web site takes you on a virtual tour of the house with print and audio narratives, pictures, videos and copies of correspondence sent between family members.
      Check out this Primary Source World activity, which includes questions and documents related to the house to make connections between geography and Chinese culture for students in grades 5–12. 
    • Visual Culture of Spanish America
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/  (in English)
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/espanol/index.html (in Spanish)
      The Vistas project at Smith College in Massachusetts seeks to bring an understanding of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience. Spanish America was an extensive region—covering much of the Americas, running from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Its visual culture was forged in urban centers, religious and frontier communities, and indigenous towns. The Vistas Web site offers easy access in English and Spanish to key components of this project. The Web site provides a gallery of more than 100 color images, interpretive essays and a searchable bibliography on visual culture. The site also includes a glossary of English and Spanish.
    • Zon/New Chengo (Culture and Languages of China)
      http://enterzon.com/
      A new, cost-free Web-based role-playing game aims to help students and adults learn more about the culture and languages of China. Called Zon/New Chengo, the multiplayer game was created by Yong Zhao, Michigan State University distinguished professor of educational psychology and technology. A native of a poor, remote area of the Sichuan Province, he has become a highly influential researcher in Chinese education. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."
      Worldwise Schools
      Sponsored by the Peace Corps educators can access more than 50 interactive lessons.



       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     

    pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     
       

    ion. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    d other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    history.com/
    Designed for teachers, teenagers, parents, and history buffs, this site offers free lessons, biographies of women rulers, and quotes to celebrate women's history.
    • Women of Our Time
      http://www.npg.si.edu/cexh/woot/index.htm
      The online exhibition Women of Our Time highlights famous and influential American women of the twentieth century. The iconic images include studio portraits, glamorous publicity shots, press photographs, fashion photographs, advertising images and amateur snapshots.
    • Setting the Precedent : Four Women Who Excelled in Business
      http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/archives/WIB-tour/mainMovie.html
      Setting the Precedent is a virtual tour introducing four exceptional American women who succeeded in business in the twentieth century. The website features biographical information, timelines, games and historical background for each of the women.
    • National Women’s History Museum: Clandestine Women: Spies in American History
      “Throughout American history, espionage has played a major role in how this country evolved into the international power it is today. While a critical contributor to the creation and growth of the nation, spying and related intelligence gathering efforts have often gone unacknowledged.”
       


    Social Studies: World History and Culture Sites

    • Eyewitness to History
      http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html
       
      EyeWitness to History is your students’ ringside seat to history—from the ancient world to the present. The program, presented by Ibis Communications, a digital publisher of educational programming, uses firsthand accounts along with film clips and audio (voices) from the past. Students will also find notable quotes, a photo of the week and snapshots of events that happened in the current month.
    • Historical Treasure Chests Activities
      http://ciese.org/curriculum/treasure/
      The Historical Treasure Chests activities from the Stevens Institute of Technology engage students in investigating authentic materials from the past. Students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the Web sites listed in the reference section. By looking closely for details, students draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which the materials were created. Further research, using secondary sources, will either confirm or challenge their ideas.
    • Yin Yu Tan
      http://www.pem.org/sites/yinyutang/house/base.html
      Yin Yu Tan, a late Qing dynasty merchants’ house, was originally located in southeastern China. Re-erected at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Yin Yu Tan is now open to visitors. Explore the house online to discover this rare example of the region’s renowned architecture and to learn about the daily life of the Huang family, who lived in Yin Yu Tang for more than 200 years. The Peabody Essex Museum’s Web site takes you on a virtual tour of the house with print and audio narratives, pictures, videos and copies of correspondence sent between family members.
      Check out this Primary Source World activity, which includes questions and documents related to the house to make connections between geography and Chinese culture for students in grades 5–12. 
    • Visual Culture of Spanish America
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/  (in English)
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/espanol/index.html (in Spanish)
      The Vistas project at Smith College in Massachusetts seeks to bring an understanding of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience. Spanish America was an extensive region—covering much of the Americas, running from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Its visual culture was forged in urban centers, religious and frontier communities, and indigenous towns. The Vistas Web site offers easy access in English and Spanish to key components of this project. The Web site provides a gallery of more than 100 color images, interpretive essays and a searchable bibliography on visual culture. The site also includes a glossary of English and Spanish.
    • Zon/New Chengo (Culture and Languages of China)
      http://enterzon.com/
      A new, cost-free Web-based role-playing game aims to help students and adults learn more about the culture and languages of China. Called Zon/New Chengo, the multiplayer game was created by Yong Zhao, Michigan State University distinguished professor of educational psychology and technology. A native of a poor, remote area of the Sichuan Province, he has become a highly influential researcher in Chinese education. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."
      Worldwise Schools
      Sponsored by the Peace Corps educators can access more than 50 interactive lessons.
      A Variety of Calendars
      This site is a museum of calendars in use today – Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and Jewish – as well as some no longer being used – Mayan, Roman, and the French Revolutionary Calendar.



       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     

    li> Women In World History Curriculum         
    http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/
    Designed for teachers, teenagers, parents, and history buffs, this site offers free lessons, biographies of women rulers, and quotes to celebrate women's history.
    • Women of Our Time
      http://www.npg.si.edu/cexh/woot/index.htm
      The online exhibition Women of Our Time highlights famous and influential American women of the twentieth century. The iconic images include studio portraits, glamorous publicity shots, press photographs, fashion photographs, advertising images and amateur snapshots.
    • Setting the Precedent : Four Women Who Excelled in Business
      http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/archives/WIB-tour/mainMovie.html
      Setting the Precedent is a virtual tour introducing four exceptional American women who succeeded in business in the twentieth century. The website features biographical information, timelines, games and historical background for each of the women.
    • National Women’s History Museum: Clandestine Women: Spies in American History
      “Throughout American history, espionage has played a major role in how this country evolved into the international power it is today. While a critical contributor to the creation and growth of the nation, spying and related intelligence gathering efforts have often gone unacknowledged.”
       


    Social Studies: World History and Culture Sites

    • Eyewitness to History
      http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html
       
      EyeWitness to History is your students’ ringside seat to history—from the ancient world to the present. The program, presented by Ibis Communications, a digital publisher of educational programming, uses firsthand accounts along with film clips and audio (voices) from the past. Students will also find notable quotes, a photo of the week and snapshots of events that happened in the current month.
    • Historical Treasure Chests Activities
      http://ciese.org/curriculum/treasure/
      The Historical Treasure Chests activities from the Stevens Institute of Technology engage students in investigating authentic materials from the past. Students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the Web sites listed in the reference section. By looking closely for details, students draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which the materials were created. Further research, using secondary sources, will either confirm or challenge their ideas.
    • Yin Yu Tan
      http://www.pem.org/sites/yinyutang/house/base.html
      Yin Yu Tan, a late Qing dynasty merchants’ house, was originally located in southeastern China. Re-erected at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Yin Yu Tan is now open to visitors. Explore the house online to discover this rare example of the region’s renowned architecture and to learn about the daily life of the Huang family, who lived in Yin Yu Tang for more than 200 years. The Peabody Essex Museum’s Web site takes you on a virtual tour of the house with print and audio narratives, pictures, videos and copies of correspondence sent between family members.
      Check out this Primary Source World activity, which includes questions and documents related to the house to make connections between geography and Chinese culture for students in grades 5–12. 
    • Visual Culture of Spanish America
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/  (in English)
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/espanol/index.html (in Spanish)
      The Vistas project at Smith College in Massachusetts seeks to bring an understanding of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience. Spanish America was an extensive region—covering much of the Americas, running from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Its visual culture was forged in urban centers, religious and frontier communities, and indigenous towns. The Vistas Web site offers easy access in English and Spanish to key components of this project. The Web site provides a gallery of more than 100 color images, interpretive essays and a searchable bibliography on visual culture. The site also includes a glossary of English and Spanish.
    • Zon/New Chengo (Culture and Languages of China)
      http://enterzon.com/
      A new, cost-free Web-based role-playing game aims to help students and adults learn more about the culture and languages of China. Called Zon/New Chengo, the multiplayer game was created by Yong Zhao, Michigan State University distinguished professor of educational psychology and technology. A native of a poor, remote area of the Sichuan Province, he has become a highly influential researcher in Chinese education. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."
      Worldwise Schools
      Sponsored by the Peace Corps educators can access more than 50 interactive lessons.
      A Variety of Calendars
      This site is a museum of calendars in use today – Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and Jewish – as well as some no longer being used – Mayan, Roman, and the French Revolutionary Calendar.



       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     


    li> Women In World History Curriculum         
    http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/
    Designed for teachers, teenagers, parents, and history buffs, this site offers free lessons, biographies of women rulers, and quotes to celebrate women's history.
    • Women of Our Time
      http://www.npg.si.edu/cexh/woot/index.htm
      The online exhibition Women of Our Time highlights famous and influential American women of the twentieth century. The iconic images include studio portraits, glamorous publicity shots, press photographs, fashion photographs, advertising images and amateur snapshots.
    • Setting the Precedent : Four Women Who Excelled in Business
      http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/archives/WIB-tour/mainMovie.html
      Setting the Precedent is a virtual tour introducing four exceptional American women who succeeded in business in the twentieth century. The website features biographical information, timelines, games and historical background for each of the women.
    • National Women’s History Museum: Clandestine Women: Spies in American History
      “Throughout American history, espionage has played a major role in how this country evolved into the international power it is today. While a critical contributor to the creation and growth of the nation, spying and related intelligence gathering efforts have often gone unacknowledged.”
       


    Social Studies: World History and Culture Sites

    • Eyewitness to History
      http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html
       
      EyeWitness to History is your students’ ringside seat to history—from the ancient world to the present. The program, presented by Ibis Communications, a digital publisher of educational programming, uses firsthand accounts along with film clips and audio (voices) from the past. Students will also find notable quotes, a photo of the week and snapshots of events that happened in the current month.
    • Historical Treasure Chests Activities
      http://ciese.org/curriculum/treasure/
      The Historical Treasure Chests activities from the Stevens Institute of Technology engage students in investigating authentic materials from the past. Students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the Web sites listed in the reference section. By looking closely for details, students draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which the materials were created. Further research, using secondary sources, will either confirm or challenge their ideas.
    • Yin Yu Tan
      http://www.pem.org/sites/yinyutang/house/base.html
      Yin Yu Tan, a late Qing dynasty merchants’ house, was originally located in southeastern China. Re-erected at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Yin Yu Tan is now open to visitors. Explore the house online to discover this rare example of the region’s renowned architecture and to learn about the daily life of the Huang family, who lived in Yin Yu Tang for more than 200 years. The Peabody Essex Museum’s Web site takes you on a virtual tour of the house with print and audio narratives, pictures, videos and copies of correspondence sent between family members.
      Check out this Primary Source World activity, which includes questions and documents related to the house to make connections between geography and Chinese culture for students in grades 5–12. 
    • Visual Culture of Spanish America
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/  (in English)
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/espanol/index.html (in Spanish)
      The Vistas project at Smith College in Massachusetts seeks to bring an understanding of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience. Spanish America was an extensive region—covering much of the Americas, running from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Its visual culture was forged in urban centers, religious and frontier communities, and indigenous towns. The Vistas Web site offers easy access in English and Spanish to key components of this project. The Web site provides a gallery of more than 100 color images, interpretive essays and a searchable bibliography on visual culture. The site also includes a glossary of English and Spanish.
    • Zon/New Chengo (Culture and Languages of China)
      http://enterzon.com/
      A new, cost-free Web-based role-playing game aims to help students and adults learn more about the culture and languages of China. Called Zon/New Chengo, the multiplayer game was created by Yong Zhao, Michigan State University distinguished professor of educational psychology and technology. A native of a poor, remote area of the Sichuan Province, he has become a highly influential researcher in Chinese education. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."
      Worldwise Schools
      Sponsored by the Peace Corps educators can access more than 50 interactive lessons.



       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     

    pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     
       

    ion. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    d other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    s, games and historical background for each of the women.
    • National Women’s History Museum: Clandestine Women: Spies in American History
      “Throughout American history, espionage has played a major role in how this country evolved into the international power it is today. While a critical contributor to the creation and growth of the nation, spying and related intelligence gathering efforts have often gone unacknowledged.”
       


    Social Studies: World History and Culture Sites

    • Eyewitness to History
      http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html
       
      EyeWitness to History is your students’ ringside seat to history—from the ancient world to the present. The program, presented by Ibis Communications, a digital publisher of educational programming, uses firsthand accounts along with film clips and audio (voices) from the past. Students will also find notable quotes, a photo of the week and snapshots of events that happened in the current month.
    • Historical Treasure Chests Activities
      http://ciese.org/curriculum/treasure/
      The Historical Treasure Chests activities from the Stevens Institute of Technology engage students in investigating authentic materials from the past. Students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the Web sites listed in the reference section. By looking closely for details, students draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which the materials were created. Further research, using secondary sources, will either confirm or challenge their ideas.
    • Yin Yu Tan
      http://www.pem.org/sites/yinyutang/house/base.html
      Yin Yu Tan, a late Qing dynasty merchants’ house, was originally located in southeastern China. Re-erected at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Yin Yu Tan is now open to visitors. Explore the house online to discover this rare example of the region’s renowned architecture and to learn about the daily life of the Huang family, who lived in Yin Yu Tang for more than 200 years. The Peabody Essex Museum’s Web site takes you on a virtual tour of the house with print and audio narratives, pictures, videos and copies of correspondence sent between family members.
      Check out this Primary Source World activity, which includes questions and documents related to the house to make connections between geography and Chinese culture for students in grades 5–12. 
    • Visual Culture of Spanish America
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/  (in English)
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/espanol/index.html (in Spanish)
      The Vistas project at Smith College in Massachusetts seeks to bring an understanding of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience. Spanish America was an extensive region—covering much of the Americas, running from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Its visual culture was forged in urban centers, religious and frontier communities, and indigenous towns. The Vistas Web site offers easy access in English and Spanish to key components of this project. The Web site provides a gallery of more than 100 color images, interpretive essays and a searchable bibliography on visual culture. The site also includes a glossary of English and Spanish.
    • Zon/New Chengo (Culture and Languages of China)
      http://enterzon.com/
      A new, cost-free Web-based role-playing game aims to help students and adults learn more about the culture and languages of China. Called Zon/New Chengo, the multiplayer game was created by Yong Zhao, Michigan State University distinguished professor of educational psychology and technology. A native of a poor, remote area of the Sichuan Province, he has become a highly influential researcher in Chinese education. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."
      Worldwise Schools
      Sponsored by the Peace Corps educators can access more than 50 interactive lessons.



       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     

    pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     
       

    ion. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    d other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    li> Women In World History Curriculum         
    http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/
    Designed for teachers, teenagers, parents, and history buffs, this site offers free lessons, biographies of women rulers, and quotes to celebrate women's history.
    • Women of Our Time
      http://www.npg.si.edu/cexh/woot/index.htm
      The online exhibition Women of Our Time highlights famous and influential American women of the twentieth century. The iconic images include studio portraits, glamorous publicity shots, press photographs, fashion photographs, advertising images and amateur snapshots.
    • Setting the Precedent : Four Women Who Excelled in Business
      http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/archives/WIB-tour/mainMovie.html
      Setting the Precedent is a virtual tour introducing four exceptional American women who succeeded in business in the twentieth century. The website features biographical information, timelines, games and historical background for each of the women.
    • National Women’s History Museum: Clandestine Women: Spies in American History
      “Throughout American history, espionage has played a major role in how this country evolved into the international power it is today. While a critical contributor to the creation and growth of the nation, spying and related intelligence gathering efforts have often gone unacknowledged.”
       


    Social Studies: World History and Culture Sites

    • Eyewitness to History
      http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html
       
      EyeWitness to History is your students’ ringside seat to history—from the ancient world to the present. The program, presented by Ibis Communications, a digital publisher of educational programming, uses firsthand accounts along with film clips and audio (voices) from the past. Students will also find notable quotes, a photo of the week and snapshots of events that happened in the current month.
    • Historical Treasure Chests Activities
      http://ciese.org/curriculum/treasure/
      The Historical Treasure Chests activities from the Stevens Institute of Technology engage students in investigating authentic materials from the past. Students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the Web sites listed in the reference section. By looking closely for details, students draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which the materials were created. Further research, using secondary sources, will either confirm or challenge their ideas.
    • Yin Yu Tan
      http://www.pem.org/sites/yinyutang/house/base.html
      Yin Yu Tan, a late Qing dynasty merchants’ house, was originally located in southeastern China. Re-erected at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Yin Yu Tan is now open to visitors. Explore the house online to discover this rare example of the region’s renowned architecture and to learn about the daily life of the Huang family, who lived in Yin Yu Tang for more than 200 years. The Peabody Essex Museum’s Web site takes you on a virtual tour of the house with print and audio narratives, pictures, videos and copies of correspondence sent between family members.
      Check out this Primary Source World activity, which includes questions and documents related to the house to make connections between geography and Chinese culture for students in grades 5–12. 
    • Visual Culture of Spanish America
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/  (in English)
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/espanol/index.html (in Spanish)
      The Vistas project at Smith College in Massachusetts seeks to bring an understanding of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience. Spanish America was an extensive region—covering much of the Americas, running from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Its visual culture was forged in urban centers, religious and frontier communities, and indigenous towns. The Vistas Web site offers easy access in English and Spanish to key components of this project. The Web site provides a gallery of more than 100 color images, interpretive essays and a searchable bibliography on visual culture. The site also includes a glossary of English and Spanish.
    • Zon/New Chengo (Culture and Languages of China)
      http://enterzon.com/
      A new, cost-free Web-based role-playing game aims to help students and adults learn more about the culture and languages of China. Called Zon/New Chengo, the multiplayer game was created by Yong Zhao, Michigan State University distinguished professor of educational psychology and technology. A native of a poor, remote area of the Sichuan Province, he has become a highly influential researcher in Chinese education. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."
      Worldwise Schools
      Sponsored by the Peace Corps educators can access more than 50 interactive lessons.
      A Variety of Calendars
      This site is a museum of calendars in use today – Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and Jewish – as well as some no longer being used – Mayan, Roman, and the French Revolutionary Calendar.



       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     

    li> Women In World History Curriculum         
    http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/
    Designed for teachers, teenagers, parents, and history buffs, this site offers free lessons, biographies of women rulers, and quotes to celebrate women's history.
    • Women of Our Time
      http://www.npg.si.edu/cexh/woot/index.htm
      The online exhibition Women of Our Time highlights famous and influential American women of the twentieth century. The iconic images include studio portraits, glamorous publicity shots, press photographs, fashion photographs, advertising images and amateur snapshots.
    • Setting the Precedent : Four Women Who Excelled in Business
      http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/archives/WIB-tour/mainMovie.html
      Setting the Precedent is a virtual tour introducing four exceptional American women who succeeded in business in the twentieth century. The website features biographical information, timelines, games and historical background for each of the women.
    • National Women’s History Museum: Clandestine Women: Spies in American History
      “Throughout American history, espionage has played a major role in how this country evolved into the international power it is today. While a critical contributor to the creation and growth of the nation, spying and related intelligence gathering efforts have often gone unacknowledged.”
       


    Social Studies: World History and Culture Sites

    • Eyewitness to History
      http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html
       
      EyeWitness to History is your students’ ringside seat to history—from the ancient world to the present. The program, presented by Ibis Communications, a digital publisher of educational programming, uses firsthand accounts along with film clips and audio (voices) from the past. Students will also find notable quotes, a photo of the week and snapshots of events that happened in the current month.
    • Historical Treasure Chests Activities
      http://ciese.org/curriculum/treasure/
      The Historical Treasure Chests activities from the Stevens Institute of Technology engage students in investigating authentic materials from the past. Students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the Web sites listed in the reference section. By looking closely for details, students draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which the materials were created. Further research, using secondary sources, will either confirm or challenge their ideas.
    • Yin Yu Tan
      http://www.pem.org/sites/yinyutang/house/base.html
      Yin Yu Tan, a late Qing dynasty merchants’ house, was originally located in southeastern China. Re-erected at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Yin Yu Tan is now open to visitors. Explore the house online to discover this rare example of the region’s renowned architecture and to learn about the daily life of the Huang family, who lived in Yin Yu Tang for more than 200 years. The Peabody Essex Museum’s Web site takes you on a virtual tour of the house with print and audio narratives, pictures, videos and copies of correspondence sent between family members.
      Check out this Primary Source World activity, which includes questions and documents related to the house to make connections between geography and Chinese culture for students in grades 5–12. 
    • Visual Culture of Spanish America
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/  (in English)
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/espanol/index.html (in Spanish)
      The Vistas project at Smith College in Massachusetts seeks to bring an understanding of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience. Spanish America was an extensive region—covering much of the Americas, running from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Its visual culture was forged in urban centers, religious and frontier communities, and indigenous towns. The Vistas Web site offers easy access in English and Spanish to key components of this project. The Web site provides a gallery of more than 100 color images, interpretive essays and a searchable bibliography on visual culture. The site also includes a glossary of English and Spanish.
    • Zon/New Chengo (Culture and Languages of China)
      http://enterzon.com/
      A new, cost-free Web-based role-playing game aims to help students and adults learn more about the culture and languages of China. Called Zon/New Chengo, the multiplayer game was created by Yong Zhao, Michigan State University distinguished professor of educational psychology and technology. A native of a poor, remote area of the Sichuan Province, he has become a highly influential researcher in Chinese education. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."
      Worldwise Schools
      Sponsored by the Peace Corps educators can access more than 50 interactive lessons.
      A Variety of Calendars
      This site is a museum of calendars in use today – Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and Jewish – as well as some no longer being used – Mayan, Roman, and the French Revolutionary Calendar.



       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     


    li> Women In World History Curriculum         
    http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/
    Designed for teachers, teenagers, parents, and history buffs, this site offers free lessons, biographies of women rulers, and quotes to celebrate women's history.
    • Women of Our Time
      http://www.npg.si.edu/cexh/woot/index.htm
      The online exhibition Women of Our Time highlights famous and influential American women of the twentieth century. The iconic images include studio portraits, glamorous publicity shots, press photographs, fashion photographs, advertising images and amateur snapshots.
    • Setting the Precedent : Four Women Who Excelled in Business
      http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/archives/WIB-tour/mainMovie.html
      Setting the Precedent is a virtual tour introducing four exceptional American women who succeeded in business in the twentieth century. The website features biographical information, timelines, games and historical background for each of the women.
    • National Women’s History Museum: Clandestine Women: Spies in American History
      “Throughout American history, espionage has played a major role in how this country evolved into the international power it is today. While a critical contributor to the creation and growth of the nation, spying and related intelligence gathering efforts have often gone unacknowledged.”
       


    Social Studies: World History and Culture Sites

    • Eyewitness to History
      http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html
       
      EyeWitness to History is your students’ ringside seat to history—from the ancient world to the present. The program, presented by Ibis Communications, a digital publisher of educational programming, uses firsthand accounts along with film clips and audio (voices) from the past. Students will also find notable quotes, a photo of the week and snapshots of events that happened in the current month.
    • Historical Treasure Chests Activities
      http://ciese.org/curriculum/treasure/
      The Historical Treasure Chests activities from the Stevens Institute of Technology engage students in investigating authentic materials from the past. Students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the Web sites listed in the reference section. By looking closely for details, students draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which the materials were created. Further research, using secondary sources, will either confirm or challenge their ideas.
    • Yin Yu Tan
      http://www.pem.org/sites/yinyutang/house/base.html
      Yin Yu Tan, a late Qing dynasty merchants’ house, was originally located in southeastern China. Re-erected at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Yin Yu Tan is now open to visitors. Explore the house online to discover this rare example of the region’s renowned architecture and to learn about the daily life of the Huang family, who lived in Yin Yu Tang for more than 200 years. The Peabody Essex Museum’s Web site takes you on a virtual tour of the house with print and audio narratives, pictures, videos and copies of correspondence sent between family members.
      Check out this Primary Source World activity, which includes questions and documents related to the house to make connections between geography and Chinese culture for students in grades 5–12. 
    • Visual Culture of Spanish America
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/  (in English)
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/espanol/index.html (in Spanish)
      The Vistas project at Smith College in Massachusetts seeks to bring an understanding of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience. Spanish America was an extensive region—covering much of the Americas, running from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Its visual culture was forged in urban centers, religious and frontier communities, and indigenous towns. The Vistas Web site offers easy access in English and Spanish to key components of this project. The Web site provides a gallery of more than 100 color images, interpretive essays and a searchable bibliography on visual culture. The site also includes a glossary of English and Spanish.
    • Zon/New Chengo (Culture and Languages of China)
      http://enterzon.com/
      A new, cost-free Web-based role-playing game aims to help students and adults learn more about the culture and languages of China. Called Zon/New Chengo, the multiplayer game was created by Yong Zhao, Michigan State University distinguished professor of educational psychology and technology. A native of a poor, remote area of the Sichuan Province, he has become a highly influential researcher in Chinese education. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."
      Worldwise Schools
      Sponsored by the Peace Corps educators can access more than 50 interactive lessons.



       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     

    pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     
       

    ion. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    d other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    s, games and historical background for each of the women.
    • National Women’s History Museum: Clandestine Women: Spies in American History
      “Throughout American history, espionage has played a major role in how this country evolved into the international power it is today. While a critical contributor to the creation and growth of the nation, spying and related intelligence gathering efforts have often gone unacknowledged.”
       


    Social Studies: World History and Culture Sites

    • Eyewitness to History
      http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html
       
      EyeWitness to History is your students’ ringside seat to history—from the ancient world to the present. The program, presented by Ibis Communications, a digital publisher of educational programming, uses firsthand accounts along with film clips and audio (voices) from the past. Students will also find notable quotes, a photo of the week and snapshots of events that happened in the current month.
    • Historical Treasure Chests Activities
      http://ciese.org/curriculum/treasure/
      The Historical Treasure Chests activities from the Stevens Institute of Technology engage students in investigating authentic materials from the past. Students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the Web sites listed in the reference section. By looking closely for details, students draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which the materials were created. Further research, using secondary sources, will either confirm or challenge their ideas.
    • Yin Yu Tan
      http://www.pem.org/sites/yinyutang/house/base.html
      Yin Yu Tan, a late Qing dynasty merchants’ house, was originally located in southeastern China. Re-erected at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Yin Yu Tan is now open to visitors. Explore the house online to discover this rare example of the region’s renowned architecture and to learn about the daily life of the Huang family, who lived in Yin Yu Tang for more than 200 years. The Peabody Essex Museum’s Web site takes you on a virtual tour of the house with print and audio narratives, pictures, videos and copies of correspondence sent between family members.
      Check out this Primary Source World activity, which includes questions and documents related to the house to make connections between geography and Chinese culture for students in grades 5–12. 
    • Visual Culture of Spanish America
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/  (in English)
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/espanol/index.html (in Spanish)
      The Vistas project at Smith College in Massachusetts seeks to bring an understanding of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience. Spanish America was an extensive region—covering much of the Americas, running from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Its visual culture was forged in urban centers, religious and frontier communities, and indigenous towns. The Vistas Web site offers easy access in English and Spanish to key components of this project. The Web site provides a gallery of more than 100 color images, interpretive essays and a searchable bibliography on visual culture. The site also includes a glossary of English and Spanish.
    • Zon/New Chengo (Culture and Languages of China)
      http://enterzon.com/
      A new, cost-free Web-based role-playing game aims to help students and adults learn more about the culture and languages of China. Called Zon/New Chengo, the multiplayer game was created by Yong Zhao, Michigan State University distinguished professor of educational psychology and technology. A native of a poor, remote area of the Sichuan Province, he has become a highly influential researcher in Chinese education. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."
      Worldwise Schools
      Sponsored by the Peace Corps educators can access more than 50 interactive lessons.



       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     

    pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     
       

    ion. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    d other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    estine Women: Spies in American History
    “Throughout American history, espionage has played a major role in how this country evolved into the international power it is today. While a critical contributor to the creation and growth of the nation, spying and related intelligence gathering efforts have often gone unacknowledged.”
     


    Social Studies: World History and Culture Sites

    • Eyewitness to History
      http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html
       
      EyeWitness to History is your students’ ringside seat to history—from the ancient world to the present. The program, presented by Ibis Communications, a digital publisher of educational programming, uses firsthand accounts along with film clips and audio (voices) from the past. Students will also find notable quotes, a photo of the week and snapshots of events that happened in the current month.
    • Historical Treasure Chests Activities
      http://ciese.org/curriculum/treasure/
      The Historical Treasure Chests activities from the Stevens Institute of Technology engage students in investigating authentic materials from the past. Students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the Web sites listed in the reference section. By looking closely for details, students draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which the materials were created. Further research, using secondary sources, will either confirm or challenge their ideas.
    • Yin Yu Tan
      http://www.pem.org/sites/yinyutang/house/base.html
      Yin Yu Tan, a late Qing dynasty merchants’ house, was originally located in southeastern China. Re-erected at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Yin Yu Tan is now open to visitors. Explore the house online to discover this rare example of the region’s renowned architecture and to learn about the daily life of the Huang family, who lived in Yin Yu Tang for more than 200 years. The Peabody Essex Museum’s Web site takes you on a virtual tour of the house with print and audio narratives, pictures, videos and copies of correspondence sent between family members.
      Check out this Primary Source World activity, which includes questions and documents related to the house to make connections between geography and Chinese culture for students in grades 5–12. 
    • Visual Culture of Spanish America
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/  (in English)
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/espanol/index.html (in Spanish)
      The Vistas project at Smith College in Massachusetts seeks to bring an understanding of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience. Spanish America was an extensive region—covering much of the Americas, running from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Its visual culture was forged in urban centers, religious and frontier communities, and indigenous towns. The Vistas Web site offers easy access in English and Spanish to key components of this project. The Web site provides a gallery of more than 100 color images, interpretive essays and a searchable bibliography on visual culture. The site also includes a glossary of English and Spanish.
    • Zon/New Chengo (Culture and Languages of China)
      http://enterzon.com/
      A new, cost-free Web-based role-playing game aims to help students and adults learn more about the culture and languages of China. Called Zon/New Chengo, the multiplayer game was created by Yong Zhao, Michigan State University distinguished professor of educational psychology and technology. A native of a poor, remote area of the Sichuan Province, he has become a highly influential researcher in Chinese education. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."
      Worldwise Schools
      Sponsored by the Peace Corps educators can access more than 50 interactive lessons.
      A Variety of Calendars
      This site is a museum of calendars in use today – Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and Jewish – as well as some no longer being used – Mayan, Roman, and the French Revolutionary Calendar.
    li> Women In World History Curriculum         
    http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/
    Designed for teachers, teenagers, parents, and history buffs, this site offers free lessons, biographies of women rulers, and quotes to celebrate women's history.
    • Women of Our Time
      http://www.npg.si.edu/cexh/woot/index.htm
      The online exhibition Women of Our Time highlights famous and influential American women of the twentieth century. The iconic images include studio portraits, glamorous publicity shots, press photographs, fashion photographs, advertising images and amateur snapshots.
    • Setting the Precedent : Four Women Who Excelled in Business
      http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/archives/WIB-tour/mainMovie.html
      Setting the Precedent is a virtual tour introducing four exceptional American women who succeeded in business in the twentieth century. The website features biographical information, timelines, games and historical background for each of the women.
    • National Women’s History Museum: Clandestine Women: Spies in American History
      “Throughout American history, espionage has played a major role in how this country evolved into the international power it is today. While a critical contributor to the creation and growth of the nation, spying and related intelligence gathering efforts have often gone unacknowledged.”
       


    Social Studies: World History and Culture Sites

    • Eyewitness to History
      http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html
       
      EyeWitness to History is your students’ ringside seat to history—from the ancient world to the present. The program, presented by Ibis Communications, a digital publisher of educational programming, uses firsthand accounts along with film clips and audio (voices) from the past. Students will also find notable quotes, a photo of the week and snapshots of events that happened in the current month.
    • Historical Treasure Chests Activities
      http://ciese.org/curriculum/treasure/
      The Historical Treasure Chests activities from the Stevens Institute of Technology engage students in investigating authentic materials from the past. Students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the Web sites listed in the reference section. By looking closely for details, students draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which the materials were created. Further research, using secondary sources, will either confirm or challenge their ideas.
    • Yin Yu Tan
      http://www.pem.org/sites/yinyutang/house/base.html
      Yin Yu Tan, a late Qing dynasty merchants’ house, was originally located in southeastern China. Re-erected at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Yin Yu Tan is now open to visitors. Explore the house online to discover this rare example of the region’s renowned architecture and to learn about the daily life of the Huang family, who lived in Yin Yu Tang for more than 200 years. The Peabody Essex Museum’s Web site takes you on a virtual tour of the house with print and audio narratives, pictures, videos and copies of correspondence sent between family members.
      Check out this Primary Source World activity, which includes questions and documents related to the house to make connections between geography and Chinese culture for students in grades 5–12. 
    • Visual Culture of Spanish America
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/  (in English)
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/espanol/index.html (in Spanish)
      The Vistas project at Smith College in Massachusetts seeks to bring an understanding of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience. Spanish America was an extensive region—covering much of the Americas, running from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Its visual culture was forged in urban centers, religious and frontier communities, and indigenous towns. The Vistas Web site offers easy access in English and Spanish to key components of this project. The Web site provides a gallery of more than 100 color images, interpretive essays and a searchable bibliography on visual culture. The site also includes a glossary of English and Spanish.
    • Zon/New Chengo (Culture and Languages of China)
      http://enterzon.com/
      A new, cost-free Web-based role-playing game aims to help students and adults learn more about the culture and languages of China. Called Zon/New Chengo, the multiplayer game was created by Yong Zhao, Michigan State University distinguished professor of educational psychology and technology. A native of a poor, remote area of the Sichuan Province, he has become a highly influential researcher in Chinese education. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."
      Worldwise Schools
      Sponsored by the Peace Corps educators can access more than 50 interactive lessons.
      A Variety of Calendars
      This site is a museum of calendars in use today – Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and Jewish – as well as some no longer being used – Mayan, Roman, and the French Revolutionary Calendar.



       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     


    li> Women In World History Curriculum         
    http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/
    Designed for teachers, teenagers, parents, and history buffs, this site offers free lessons, biographies of women rulers, and quotes to celebrate women's history.
    • Women of Our Time
      http://www.npg.si.edu/cexh/woot/index.htm
      The online exhibition Women of Our Time highlights famous and influential American women of the twentieth century. The iconic images include studio portraits, glamorous publicity shots, press photographs, fashion photographs, advertising images and amateur snapshots.
    • Setting the Precedent : Four Women Who Excelled in Business
      http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/archives/WIB-tour/mainMovie.html
      Setting the Precedent is a virtual tour introducing four exceptional American women who succeeded in business in the twentieth century. The website features biographical information, timelines, games and historical background for each of the women.
    • National Women’s History Museum: Clandestine Women: Spies in American History
      “Throughout American history, espionage has played a major role in how this country evolved into the international power it is today. While a critical contributor to the creation and growth of the nation, spying and related intelligence gathering efforts have often gone unacknowledged.”
       


    Social Studies: World History and Culture Sites

    • Eyewitness to History
      http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html
       
      EyeWitness to History is your students’ ringside seat to history—from the ancient world to the present. The program, presented by Ibis Communications, a digital publisher of educational programming, uses firsthand accounts along with film clips and audio (voices) from the past. Students will also find notable quotes, a photo of the week and snapshots of events that happened in the current month.
    • Historical Treasure Chests Activities
      http://ciese.org/curriculum/treasure/
      The Historical Treasure Chests activities from the Stevens Institute of Technology engage students in investigating authentic materials from the past. Students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the Web sites listed in the reference section. By looking closely for details, students draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which the materials were created. Further research, using secondary sources, will either confirm or challenge their ideas.
    • Yin Yu Tan
      http://www.pem.org/sites/yinyutang/house/base.html
      Yin Yu Tan, a late Qing dynasty merchants’ house, was originally located in southeastern China. Re-erected at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Yin Yu Tan is now open to visitors. Explore the house online to discover this rare example of the region’s renowned architecture and to learn about the daily life of the Huang family, who lived in Yin Yu Tang for more than 200 years. The Peabody Essex Museum’s Web site takes you on a virtual tour of the house with print and audio narratives, pictures, videos and copies of correspondence sent between family members.
      Check out this Primary Source World activity, which includes questions and documents related to the house to make connections between geography and Chinese culture for students in grades 5–12. 
    • Visual Culture of Spanish America
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/  (in English)
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/espanol/index.html (in Spanish)
      The Vistas project at Smith College in Massachusetts seeks to bring an understanding of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience. Spanish America was an extensive region—covering much of the Americas, running from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Its visual culture was forged in urban centers, religious and frontier communities, and indigenous towns. The Vistas Web site offers easy access in English and Spanish to key components of this project. The Web site provides a gallery of more than 100 color images, interpretive essays and a searchable bibliography on visual culture. The site also includes a glossary of English and Spanish.
    • Zon/New Chengo (Culture and Languages of China)
      http://enterzon.com/
      A new, cost-free Web-based role-playing game aims to help students and adults learn more about the culture and languages of China. Called Zon/New Chengo, the multiplayer game was created by Yong Zhao, Michigan State University distinguished professor of educational psychology and technology. A native of a poor, remote area of the Sichuan Province, he has become a highly influential researcher in Chinese education. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."
      Worldwise Schools
      Sponsored by the Peace Corps educators can access more than 50 interactive lessons.



       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     

    pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     
       

    ion. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    d other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    s, games and historical background for each of the women.
    • National Women’s History Museum: Clandestine Women: Spies in American History
      “Throughout American history, espionage has played a major role in how this country evolved into the international power it is today. While a critical contributor to the creation and growth of the nation, spying and related intelligence gathering efforts have often gone unacknowledged.”
       


    Social Studies: World History and Culture Sites

    • Eyewitness to History
      http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html
       
      EyeWitness to History is your students’ ringside seat to history—from the ancient world to the present. The program, presented by Ibis Communications, a digital publisher of educational programming, uses firsthand accounts along with film clips and audio (voices) from the past. Students will also find notable quotes, a photo of the week and snapshots of events that happened in the current month.
    • Historical Treasure Chests Activities
      http://ciese.org/curriculum/treasure/
      The Historical Treasure Chests activities from the Stevens Institute of Technology engage students in investigating authentic materials from the past. Students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the Web sites listed in the reference section. By looking closely for details, students draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which the materials were created. Further research, using secondary sources, will either confirm or challenge their ideas.
    • Yin Yu Tan
      http://www.pem.org/sites/yinyutang/house/base.html
      Yin Yu Tan, a late Qing dynasty merchants’ house, was originally located in southeastern China. Re-erected at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Yin Yu Tan is now open to visitors. Explore the house online to discover this rare example of the region’s renowned architecture and to learn about the daily life of the Huang family, who lived in Yin Yu Tang for more than 200 years. The Peabody Essex Museum’s Web site takes you on a virtual tour of the house with print and audio narratives, pictures, videos and copies of correspondence sent between family members.
      Check out this Primary Source World activity, which includes questions and documents related to the house to make connections between geography and Chinese culture for students in grades 5–12. 
    • Visual Culture of Spanish America
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/  (in English)
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/espanol/index.html (in Spanish)
      The Vistas project at Smith College in Massachusetts seeks to bring an understanding of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience. Spanish America was an extensive region—covering much of the Americas, running from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Its visual culture was forged in urban centers, religious and frontier communities, and indigenous towns. The Vistas Web site offers easy access in English and Spanish to key components of this project. The Web site provides a gallery of more than 100 color images, interpretive essays and a searchable bibliography on visual culture. The site also includes a glossary of English and Spanish.
    • Zon/New Chengo (Culture and Languages of China)
      http://enterzon.com/
      A new, cost-free Web-based role-playing game aims to help students and adults learn more about the culture and languages of China. Called Zon/New Chengo, the multiplayer game was created by Yong Zhao, Michigan State University distinguished professor of educational psychology and technology. A native of a poor, remote area of the Sichuan Province, he has become a highly influential researcher in Chinese education. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."
      Worldwise Schools
      Sponsored by the Peace Corps educators can access more than 50 interactive lessons.



       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     

    pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     
       

    ion. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    d other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    li> Women In World History Curriculum         
    http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/
    Designed for teachers, teenagers, parents, and history buffs, this site offers free lessons, biographies of women rulers, and quotes to celebrate women's history.
    • Women of Our Time
      http://www.npg.si.edu/cexh/woot/index.htm
      The online exhibition Women of Our Time highlights famous and influential American women of the twentieth century. The iconic images include studio portraits, glamorous publicity shots, press photographs, fashion photographs, advertising images and amateur snapshots.
    • Setting the Precedent : Four Women Who Excelled in Business
      http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/archives/WIB-tour/mainMovie.html
      Setting the Precedent is a virtual tour introducing four exceptional American women who succeeded in business in the twentieth century. The website features biographical information, timelines, games and historical background for each of the women.
    • National Women’s History Museum: Clandestine Women: Spies in American History
      “Throughout American history, espionage has played a major role in how this country evolved into the international power it is today. While a critical contributor to the creation and growth of the nation, spying and related intelligence gathering efforts have often gone unacknowledged.”
       


    Social Studies: World History and Culture Sites

    • Eyewitness to History
      http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html
       
      EyeWitness to History is your students’ ringside seat to history—from the ancient world to the present. The program, presented by Ibis Communications, a digital publisher of educational programming, uses firsthand accounts along with film clips and audio (voices) from the past. Students will also find notable quotes, a photo of the week and snapshots of events that happened in the current month.
    • Historical Treasure Chests Activities
      http://ciese.org/curriculum/treasure/
      The Historical Treasure Chests activities from the Stevens Institute of Technology engage students in investigating authentic materials from the past. Students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the Web sites listed in the reference section. By looking closely for details, students draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which the materials were created. Further research, using secondary sources, will either confirm or challenge their ideas.
    • Yin Yu Tan
      http://www.pem.org/sites/yinyutang/house/base.html
      Yin Yu Tan, a late Qing dynasty merchants’ house, was originally located in southeastern China. Re-erected at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Yin Yu Tan is now open to visitors. Explore the house online to discover this rare example of the region’s renowned architecture and to learn about the daily life of the Huang family, who lived in Yin Yu Tang for more than 200 years. The Peabody Essex Museum’s Web site takes you on a virtual tour of the house with print and audio narratives, pictures, videos and copies of correspondence sent between family members.
      Check out this Primary Source World activity, which includes questions and documents related to the house to make connections between geography and Chinese culture for students in grades 5–12. 
    • Visual Culture of Spanish America
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/  (in English)
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/espanol/index.html (in Spanish)
      The Vistas project at Smith College in Massachusetts seeks to bring an understanding of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience. Spanish America was an extensive region—covering much of the Americas, running from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Its visual culture was forged in urban centers, religious and frontier communities, and indigenous towns. The Vistas Web site offers easy access in English and Spanish to key components of this project. The Web site provides a gallery of more than 100 color images, interpretive essays and a searchable bibliography on visual culture. The site also includes a glossary of English and Spanish.
    • Zon/New Chengo (Culture and Languages of China)
      http://enterzon.com/
      A new, cost-free Web-based role-playing game aims to help students and adults learn more about the culture and languages of China. Called Zon/New Chengo, the multiplayer game was created by Yong Zhao, Michigan State University distinguished professor of educational psychology and technology. A native of a poor, remote area of the Sichuan Province, he has become a highly influential researcher in Chinese education. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."
      Worldwise Schools
      Sponsored by the Peace Corps educators can access more than 50 interactive lessons.
      A Variety of Calendars
      This site is a museum of calendars in use today – Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and Jewish – as well as some no longer being used – Mayan, Roman, and the French Revolutionary Calendar.



       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     

    li> Women In World History Curriculum         
    http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/
    Designed for teachers, teenagers, parents, and history buffs, this site offers free lessons, biographies of women rulers, and quotes to celebrate women's history.
    • Women of Our Time
      http://www.npg.si.edu/cexh/woot/index.htm
      The online exhibition Women of Our Time highlights famous and influential American women of the twentieth century. The iconic images include studio portraits, glamorous publicity shots, press photographs, fashion photographs, advertising images and amateur snapshots.
    • Setting the Precedent : Four Women Who Excelled in Business
      http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/archives/WIB-tour/mainMovie.html
      Setting the Precedent is a virtual tour introducing four exceptional American women who succeeded in business in the twentieth century. The website features biographical information, timelines, games and historical background for each of the women.
    • National Women’s History Museum: Clandestine Women: Spies in American History
      “Throughout American history, espionage has played a major role in how this country evolved into the international power it is today. While a critical contributor to the creation and growth of the nation, spying and related intelligence gathering efforts have often gone unacknowledged.”
       


    Social Studies: World History and Culture Sites

    • Eyewitness to History
      http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html
       
      EyeWitness to History is your students’ ringside seat to history—from the ancient world to the present. The program, presented by Ibis Communications, a digital publisher of educational programming, uses firsthand accounts along with film clips and audio (voices) from the past. Students will also find notable quotes, a photo of the week and snapshots of events that happened in the current month.
    • Historical Treasure Chests Activities
      http://ciese.org/curriculum/treasure/
      The Historical Treasure Chests activities from the Stevens Institute of Technology engage students in investigating authentic materials from the past. Students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the Web sites listed in the reference section. By looking closely for details, students draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which the materials were created. Further research, using secondary sources, will either confirm or challenge their ideas.
    • Yin Yu Tan
      http://www.pem.org/sites/yinyutang/house/base.html
      Yin Yu Tan, a late Qing dynasty merchants’ house, was originally located in southeastern China. Re-erected at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Yin Yu Tan is now open to visitors. Explore the house online to discover this rare example of the region’s renowned architecture and to learn about the daily life of the Huang family, who lived in Yin Yu Tang for more than 200 years. The Peabody Essex Museum’s Web site takes you on a virtual tour of the house with print and audio narratives, pictures, videos and copies of correspondence sent between family members.
      Check out this Primary Source World activity, which includes questions and documents related to the house to make connections between geography and Chinese culture for students in grades 5–12. 
    • Visual Culture of Spanish America
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/  (in English)
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/espanol/index.html (in Spanish)
      The Vistas project at Smith College in Massachusetts seeks to bring an understanding of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience. Spanish America was an extensive region—covering much of the Americas, running from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Its visual culture was forged in urban centers, religious and frontier communities, and indigenous towns. The Vistas Web site offers easy access in English and Spanish to key components of this project. The Web site provides a gallery of more than 100 color images, interpretive essays and a searchable bibliography on visual culture. The site also includes a glossary of English and Spanish.
    • Zon/New Chengo (Culture and Languages of China)
      http://enterzon.com/
      A new, cost-free Web-based role-playing game aims to help students and adults learn more about the culture and languages of China. Called Zon/New Chengo, the multiplayer game was created by Yong Zhao, Michigan State University distinguished professor of educational psychology and technology. A native of a poor, remote area of the Sichuan Province, he has become a highly influential researcher in Chinese education. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."
      Worldwise Schools
      Sponsored by the Peace Corps educators can access more than 50 interactive lessons.
      A Variety of Calendars
      This site is a museum of calendars in use today – Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and Jewish – as well as some no longer being used – Mayan, Roman, and the French Revolutionary Calendar.



       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     


    li> Women In World History Curriculum         
    http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/
    Designed for teachers, teenagers, parents, and history buffs, this site offers free lessons, biographies of women rulers, and quotes to celebrate women's history.
    • Women of Our Time
      http://www.npg.si.edu/cexh/woot/index.htm
      The online exhibition Women of Our Time highlights famous and influential American women of the twentieth century. The iconic images include studio portraits, glamorous publicity shots, press photographs, fashion photographs, advertising images and amateur snapshots.
    • Setting the Precedent : Four Women Who Excelled in Business
      http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/archives/WIB-tour/mainMovie.html
      Setting the Precedent is a virtual tour introducing four exceptional American women who succeeded in business in the twentieth century. The website features biographical information, timelines, games and historical background for each of the women.
    • National Women’s History Museum: Clandestine Women: Spies in American History
      “Throughout American history, espionage has played a major role in how this country evolved into the international power it is today. While a critical contributor to the creation and growth of the nation, spying and related intelligence gathering efforts have often gone unacknowledged.”
       


    Social Studies: World History and Culture Sites

    • Eyewitness to History
      http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html
       
      EyeWitness to History is your students’ ringside seat to history—from the ancient world to the present. The program, presented by Ibis Communications, a digital publisher of educational programming, uses firsthand accounts along with film clips and audio (voices) from the past. Students will also find notable quotes, a photo of the week and snapshots of events that happened in the current month.
    • Historical Treasure Chests Activities
      http://ciese.org/curriculum/treasure/
      The Historical Treasure Chests activities from the Stevens Institute of Technology engage students in investigating authentic materials from the past. Students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the Web sites listed in the reference section. By looking closely for details, students draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which the materials were created. Further research, using secondary sources, will either confirm or challenge their ideas.
    • Yin Yu Tan
      http://www.pem.org/sites/yinyutang/house/base.html
      Yin Yu Tan, a late Qing dynasty merchants’ house, was originally located in southeastern China. Re-erected at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Yin Yu Tan is now open to visitors. Explore the house online to discover this rare example of the region’s renowned architecture and to learn about the daily life of the Huang family, who lived in Yin Yu Tang for more than 200 years. The Peabody Essex Museum’s Web site takes you on a virtual tour of the house with print and audio narratives, pictures, videos and copies of correspondence sent between family members.
      Check out this Primary Source World activity, which includes questions and documents related to the house to make connections between geography and Chinese culture for students in grades 5–12. 
    • Visual Culture of Spanish America
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/  (in English)
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/espanol/index.html (in Spanish)
      The Vistas project at Smith College in Massachusetts seeks to bring an understanding of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience. Spanish America was an extensive region—covering much of the Americas, running from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Its visual culture was forged in urban centers, religious and frontier communities, and indigenous towns. The Vistas Web site offers easy access in English and Spanish to key components of this project. The Web site provides a gallery of more than 100 color images, interpretive essays and a searchable bibliography on visual culture. The site also includes a glossary of English and Spanish.
    • Zon/New Chengo (Culture and Languages of China)
      http://enterzon.com/
      A new, cost-free Web-based role-playing game aims to help students and adults learn more about the culture and languages of China. Called Zon/New Chengo, the multiplayer game was created by Yong Zhao, Michigan State University distinguished professor of educational psychology and technology. A native of a poor, remote area of the Sichuan Province, he has become a highly influential researcher in Chinese education. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."
      Worldwise Schools
      Sponsored by the Peace Corps educators can access more than 50 interactive lessons.



       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     

    pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     
       

    ion. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    d other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    s, games and historical background for each of the women.
    • National Women’s History Museum: Clandestine Women: Spies in American History
      “Throughout American history, espionage has played a major role in how this country evolved into the international power it is today. While a critical contributor to the creation and growth of the nation, spying and related intelligence gathering efforts have often gone unacknowledged.”
       


    Social Studies: World History and Culture Sites

    • Eyewitness to History
      http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html
       
      EyeWitness to History is your students’ ringside seat to history—from the ancient world to the present. The program, presented by Ibis Communications, a digital publisher of educational programming, uses firsthand accounts along with film clips and audio (voices) from the past. Students will also find notable quotes, a photo of the week and snapshots of events that happened in the current month.
    • Historical Treasure Chests Activities
      http://ciese.org/curriculum/treasure/
      The Historical Treasure Chests activities from the Stevens Institute of Technology engage students in investigating authentic materials from the past. Students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the Web sites listed in the reference section. By looking closely for details, students draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which the materials were created. Further research, using secondary sources, will either confirm or challenge their ideas.
    • Yin Yu Tan
      http://www.pem.org/sites/yinyutang/house/base.html
      Yin Yu Tan, a late Qing dynasty merchants’ house, was originally located in southeastern China. Re-erected at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Yin Yu Tan is now open to visitors. Explore the house online to discover this rare example of the region’s renowned architecture and to learn about the daily life of the Huang family, who lived in Yin Yu Tang for more than 200 years. The Peabody Essex Museum’s Web site takes you on a virtual tour of the house with print and audio narratives, pictures, videos and copies of correspondence sent between family members.
      Check out this Primary Source World activity, which includes questions and documents related to the house to make connections between geography and Chinese culture for students in grades 5–12. 
    • Visual Culture of Spanish America
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/  (in English)
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/espanol/index.html (in Spanish)
      The Vistas project at Smith College in Massachusetts seeks to bring an understanding of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience. Spanish America was an extensive region—covering much of the Americas, running from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Its visual culture was forged in urban centers, religious and frontier communities, and indigenous towns. The Vistas Web site offers easy access in English and Spanish to key components of this project. The Web site provides a gallery of more than 100 color images, interpretive essays and a searchable bibliography on visual culture. The site also includes a glossary of English and Spanish.
    • Zon/New Chengo (Culture and Languages of China)
      http://enterzon.com/
      A new, cost-free Web-based role-playing game aims to help students and adults learn more about the culture and languages of China. Called Zon/New Chengo, the multiplayer game was created by Yong Zhao, Michigan State University distinguished professor of educational psychology and technology. A native of a poor, remote area of the Sichuan Province, he has become a highly influential researcher in Chinese education. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."
      Worldwise Schools
      Sponsored by the Peace Corps educators can access more than 50 interactive lessons.



       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     

    pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     
       

    ion. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    d other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

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    General Social Studies Curriculum Sites        
    • Social Studies for Kids         
      http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/
      Need to make a timeline, find out about holidays in another country, or read a brief biography of a U.S. president? Links and information on everything from current events to ancient archeology and other homework topics are available at this site. The author is an education professional with a lifelong passion for social studies.
    • Teacher Oz.com         
      http://www.teacheroz.com/
      Maintained by a social studies teacher, this site has very complete links to most types of historical information any grade level would need.
    • Biography.com         
      http://www.biography.com/
      Great place to start when researching a person's life. Short bios. Also includes who was born on this day. From the Biography Channel folks.
    • Best of History Web Sites         
      http://www.besthistorysites.net/
      Sites rated for usefulness and accuracy. Cover all historic eras.
    • AwesomeStories
      http://www.awesomestories.com
      AwesomeStories features a collection of multimedia primary source materials—photos, video, audio and historical documents—held together in a series of digital stories about films, famous trials, disaster and historical events. When you become a member of Awesome Stories—membership is free—you can see everything on the site (including an extensive image database), explore all its features (including narrated stories), dig deeper (with lesson plans and text documents) and stay up to date with a free newsletter profiling current events and hot topics.
    • Historical Thinking Matters
      http://historicalthinkingmatters.org/ Historical Thinking Matters features four historical thinking investigations through which students learn about the Spanish-American War, the Scopes Trial, Rosa Parks and Social Security. Each of the investigations provides students with background information in the forms of video, images, audio and text (both primary and secondary sources). As they progress through the investigations, students use the Historical Thinking Matters student notebook to answer guiding questions and take notes. At the end of an investigation, students write a short essay forming reasonable conclusions about the past and email their work, including the notes from their notebooks, directly to their teachers. Resources for instructors, preservice teachers and teacher-educators include classroom materials and strategies, examples of student and teacher work, and supplementary sources.
    • Mrdonn
      http://www.mrdonn.org/
      This site has so many things in it. Lot’s of resources for any era of history you would be interested in. Teacher resources as well as student resources.
    • The food timeline
      Ever wonder how the ancient Romans fed their armies? What the pioneers cooked along the Oregon Trail? Who invented the potato chip...and why? So do we!!! Food history presents a fascinating buffet of popular lore and contradictory facts. Some experts say it's impossible to express this topic in exact timeline format. They are correct. Most foods are not invented; they evolve.
    • Museum Box
      “This site provides the tools for you to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box.”
      Life magazine photos online 
      Hundreds of news, celebrity, travel, animal, and sports photos from the pages of Life magazine are now available free online. Life was a large-format news/photo magazine read by millions of Americans from the 1930s through its demise in 1972.
       

       

    Social Studies: American History Sites
    • America on the Move
      http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthemove/games/
      From the National Museum of American History, this site helps students build chronology skills, develop a better understanding of change over time and discover how transportation has impacted the growth of American commerce, communities, landscape and people. In “Where’s Everyone Going?” students match a variety of vehicles with their destinations and time periods to learn how much transportation in America has changed over time. As they “Drive Through Time,” students decide how to get from here to there, while assembling they own photo album. And in “Be a Movie Director,” they find the right vehicles for a new movie from the America on the Move collection and then watch the movie they’ve created on the big screen.
    • Immigration: A Story of Yesterday and Today
      Scholastic recently released an interactive timeline of immigration to the United States. The timeline is divided into five eras: A New Land, Expanding America, The American Dream, A Place of Refuge and Building a Modern America. Each era has several subsections where students will find captioned images and videos that explain the significance of immigration in that particular era.
    • Freedom: A History of US         
      http://www.pbs.org/wnet/historyofus/
      This is a companion site to the PBS special, Freedom: a History of US, where visitors can play interactive games, browse a photo gallery, or explore 16 webisodes ranging in topics from the American Revolution to the turmoil of the 1960s. Webisodes feature rich resources including text, photographs, and video images with sound. Teachers are provided with additional research aids such as timelines, glossaries, quizzes, and other related resources.
    • The Learning Page         
      http://learning.loc.gov/learn/
      The Learning Page is a companion web site to the American Memory Collection. It is designed to help educators and students become more familiar with the American Memory collections and their relevance to U.S. history and culture.
    • Selected Design for the World Trade Center Site         
      http://www.lowermanhattan.info/rebuild/new_design_plans/
      This site presents the new World Trade Center site design, introducing its 1776-foot spire and the Gardens of the World. Includes dozens of slides of architectural plans from the firm Daniel Libeskind, as well as images of the Individual Elements. From the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC).
    •  Cowboy Photographer: Erwin E. Smith         
      http://www.cartermuseum.org/collections/smith/
      This site is a tribute to early twentieth century photojournalist Erwin E. Smith, who worked as a cowhand and photographed American cowboy life. Visitors can view an online collection of over 750 photographs, which capture both the rugged realities and the romance of life on the open range. Includes a TEACHING GUIDE, glossary, and bibliography. From the Amon Carter Museum. THe teaching guide is geared for students in 4th-7th grades.
    • Where's George?         
      http://www.wheresgeorge.com/
      Traces the route of a dollar bill. From treasury through stores. Great to show where our money goes.
    • Tenement  Museum
      http://www.tenement.org/immigrate/
      From Ellis Island to Orchard Street, an online exhibition produced by the Tenement Museum, allows students to play the role of an immigrant to New York City in 1916. Students will learn about the immigration experience by creating an identity and making decisions about earning a living in the Lower East Side. Video clips of an actress playing the role of an immigrant add context and give students helpful advice. Panoramic photographs of rooms in a tenement apartment give students a unique perspective into the lives of immigrants in the early twentieth century.
    • America by Air online exhibition
      http://www.nasm.si.edu/exhibitions/gal102/americabyair/index.cfm
      Students can explore the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s America By Air online exhibition and experience flying from New York to San Francisco in different aviation eras. They simply choose a time period to begin: Early 1920s, 1930s, 1940s to 1950s, 1960s to 1970s, 1980s to present. After their journey, students can continue their exploration of aviation through 13 interactives, such as Travel Agent, in which students choose a destination (California and Bermuda) and decide how they’ll get there; Baggage Claim, in which they match baggage with passengers; and Around the World in 18 Days, in which they track a reporter’s journey around the world in 1936 and make a newsreel video of his journey.
    • Interactive Adventure Games for United States History
      http://www.mission-us.org/
      Mission US, from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, is a multimedia project featuring free interactive adventure games set in different eras of United States history. The first game, Mission 1: For Crown or Colony?, puts the player in the shoes of Nat Wheeler, a 14-year-old printer’s apprentice in 1770 Boston. As Nat navigates the city and completes tasks, he encounters a spectrum of people living and working there when tensions mount before the Boston Massacre. Ultimately, the player determines Nat’s fate by deciding where his loyalties lie. Mission 2: Flight to Freedom, which focuses on resistance to slavery, is the next game to be launched. Other missions, as well as a broadcast special, are planned for release in 2012.
    • The Paul Revere House
      http://www.paulreverehouse.org/ride/
      On the Web site for The Paul Revere House, in Boston, Massachusetts, students can take a virtual tour of the route Paul Revere took on his Midnight Ride, April 18 and 19, 1775, learn the true details of Revere’s famous ride and separate fact from fiction. They can also meet re-enactors who portray Paul Revere and other Revolutionary characters, watch artisans demonstrate colonial crafts, hear performers play early American music—and more.
    • The Price of Freedom : Americans at War
      http://americanhistory.si.edu/militaryhistory/printable/index.asp
      Americans have gone to war to win their independence, expand their national boundaries, define their freedoms, and defend their interests around the globe. This exhibition examines how wars have shaped the nation’s history and transformed American society. It highlights the service and sacrifice of generations of American men and women.
    • Library of Congress Experience
      http://myloc.gov/Pages/default.aspx
      Recently the Library of Congress opened a new exhibit, called the Library of Congress Experience, at its historic Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington, D.C.—and online at a new Web site, MyLOC.gov. Visitors to the exhibit are able to “flip” through books from Thomas Jefferson’s vast library, learn about the ornate artwork that adorns the Library’s Great Hall and view how founding documents, such as the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, morphed from draft to draft.
    • Heart Mount Museum
      http://www.heartmountain.org/index.html
      One of the most recognized dates in modern U.S. history is December 7, 1941: the attack on Pearl Harbor. A far lesser known date is February 14, 1942, which, for some, had equally big consequences. On that day, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. That order led to the detention of more than 100,000 Japanese Americans in internment camps around the country, for years. One of those camps was in Heart Mountain, Wyoming. At that time, it was surrounded by barbed wire. Today it’s a new museum that tells the story of the thousands of Japanese Americans imprisoned during World War II. Visitors to the Heart Mount Museum’s Web Site will find information about the events surrounding this period in our nation’s history. The sections include Coming to America, Before the War, Forced Removal and Life in the Camp. The site also includes a reading list and list of documentaries (under the Education tab).
    • Civil War Era National Cemeteries travel itinerary
      http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/travel/national_cemeteries/
      This online, developed by the National Park Service and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, offers several ways to discover and experience the historic places that shaped and illustrate the history and development of the National Cemetery system. Descriptions of each featured National Cemetery on the List of Sites highlight its significance and include photographs and other illustrations. Essays provide background on important themes in the development of the National Cemeteries during and after the Civil War and offer context for understanding historic places featured in the itinerary. Maps help visitors plan what to see and do and get directions to historic places to visit. A Learn More section provides links to relevant websites with information on cultural events and activities, other things to see and do, and dining and lodging possibilities. This section also includes a bibliography. View the itinerary online or print it as a guide if you plan to visit in person.
    • War of 1812
      http://www.asailorslifeforme.org/
      The USS Constitution Museum has launched a K–12, interdisciplinary curriculum about the War of 1812. The curriculum brings interactive history lessons into classrooms and homes. The museum, located in the Charlestown Navy Yard, in Boston, across from “Old Ironsides,” built the curriculum to parallel the online game A Sailor’s Life for Me. This website invites students to join the fight for freedom on the high seas when they virtually enlist as sailors on board USS Constitution and travel back in time to engage in the War of 1812. The curriculum takes this history lesson one step further, offering 120 printable lesson plans and activities for the classroom that utilize history, science, math, social studies, art and language arts to explore Constitution and life at sea in 1812. Printable copies of primary sources and artifacts in the museum’s collections can be downloaded for free. With the approach of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812, everyone anywhere can learn and share in this history.
    • Celebrate the Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement
      http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/06_2006/interactive.php
      Songs were an integral part of the American civil rights movement. Singing inspired large groups of people at church meetings, street demonstrations and marches. Many of the songs were traditional hymns and spirituals with lyrics that had several layers of meaning and expressed a desire for freedom. Other hymns and spirituals were given new words to emphasize the struggle for more specific issues such as voting rights. The Gilder Lehrman Institute’s History Now website presents a jukebox with six songs that played an important role in the civil rights movement and reflect the defiant spirit of the time. Click on a song title for audio and printed lyrics.
    • American Founders Online : An Annotated Guide to Their Papers and Publications : Library of Congress Web Guide
      "The digital resources described in this guide provide online access, in varying degrees, to the personal papers and/or publications of the major founders of the American Republic-that is, those men who served in roles of national political leadership between 1765 and 1815-and members of their families"
    • The Historical Marker Database
      http://www.hmdb.org/
      The Historical Marker Database is an illustrated searchable online catalog of historical information viewed through the filter of roadside and other permanent outdoor markers, monuments and plaques. It contains photographs, inscription transcriptions, marker locations, maps, additional information and commentary, and links to more information. Anyone can add new markers to the database and update existing marker pages with new photographs, links, information and commentary.
    • History Animated
      http://historyanimated.com/newhistoryanimated/
      History Animated provides animations of the American Revolution, the U.S. Civil War, and the European and Pacific Campaigns in World War II. In each of the four series of animations, students will see the animated movement of armies displayed on a map. Each animation is accompanied by captions describing the strategies of the armies as well as the results and consequences of each battle. All of the animations are available for free viewing on the History Animated website.
    • Animated Atlas
      This “moving” map shows our nation from the beginning of the 13 states through the present. It includes the acquisitions from England and Spain, the slave states, the free states, a segment on the Civil War and some mentions of Central and South America. It also shows the Indian Nations as they were during the Indian Wars: Modac, Miwok, Mujave, Nez Perce, Flat Head, Crow, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Navajo, Apache, Dakota, Sioux, Kiowa, Wichita and Comanche. Be sure to turn on the sound, as the narration is a significant portion of the presentation. 
    • Bring to Life Pivotal Moments in American History
      http://www.parelorentzcenter.org
      History and social studies educators have free online access to a comprehensive, multimedia collection of teaching resources from the Pare Lorentz Center at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library. Pare Lorentz created groundbreaking documentaries for the New Deal agencies of the Roosevelt Administration, shedding light on environmental and social problems in the 1930s and 1940s. The resource collection includes an interactive timeline, distance learning opportunities, video curriculum guides and a film library containing filmmaker Lorentz’s body of works and other historical footage. The collection brings to life emergent themes and pivotal moments in American history, including the Great Depression; the New Deal Programs; Social Security; Conservation of Natural Resources; the Presidency and the Supreme Court; The Surprise Attack on Pearl Harbor; World War II; Japanese American Internment; The Tuskegee Airmen; creation of the United Nations; and the Legacy of Eleanor Roosevelt.
    • HistoryBuff
      http://historybuff.com
      HistoryBuff is a nonprofit organization that provides free primary source material for students, teachers and history buffs. The site focuses primarily on how news of major, and not so major, events in American history was reported in newspapers of the time. In addition, there is information about the technology used to produce newspapers over the past 400 years. The latest addition is a set of 15 narrated panoramic tours of interesting and significant historic sites around America. Some of the panoramas you will find in the collection include Davy Crockett’s childhood home, Appomattox Courthouse, Thomas Edison’s birthplace and Valley Forge.
    • Women of Our Time
      http://www.npg.si.edu/cexh/woot/index.htm
      The online exhibition Women of Our Time highlights famous and influential American women of the twentieth century. The iconic images include studio portraits, glamorous publicity shots, press photographs, fashion photographs, advertising images and amateur snapshots.
    • Setting the Precedent : Four Women Who Excelled in Business
      http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/archives/WIB-tour/mainMovie.html
      Setting the Precedent is a virtual tour introducing four exceptional American women who succeeded in business in the twentieth century. The website features biographical information, timelines, games and historical background for each of the women.
    • Betwixt Folly and Fate
      http://www.history.org/history/teaching/dayinthelife/interact_role.cfm
      Betwixt Folly and Fate is an immersive 3-D role-playing game that places players in 1774 Williamsburg as one of four characters: Chloe, an enslaved house servant; Henry, a free black carpenter; Mary, a midwife’s assistant; and George, a young gentleman. In each role, players face the challenges of daily life in early America while learning about the social classes and customs of the time. As players pursue their characters’ goals, they explore a large portion of eighteenth-century Williamsburg, Virginia, roaming the streets and meeting people in shops, taverns, the courthouse and private homes. The town is populated with dozens of characters, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry. Players may also bargain for goods with shopkeepers and try their skill at several colonial games.
    • Civil War Sesquicentennial
      National Geographic has stunning photos and gripping stories about Civil War themes.
    • The Civil War Trust
      A downloadable Civil War curriculum with animated maps, primary resources, suggested reading, lesson plans and activities for middle-grade students.
    • Timeline: The Civil War and American Art
      This interactive timeline, from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, displays how artists have portrayed the Civil War. Webcasts of presentations from a symposium entitled Effects of the Civil War on American Art examine the impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction on American landscape and genre painting, along with the period’s new medium of photography. The webcast took place on November 16, but is archived for future viewing.
    • Backstory with the American History Guys
      BackStory with the American History Guys is a nationally distributed, weekly, one-hour public radio program produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and hosted by three historians who explore the historical contexts of current events. On each show, US historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf and Brian Balogh tear a topic from the headlines and plumb its historical depths. Over the course of the hour, they are joined by fellow historians, people in the news and callers interested in exploring the roots of what’s going on today. Together, they drill down to colonial times and earlier, revealing the connections (and disconnections) between past and present.
    • Complete Study of the 50 states 
      Lesson plans and activities to help students learn about the United States.
    • Authentic History Center  
      The Authentic History Center is comprised of artifacts and sounds from American popular culture. It was created to teach that the everyday objects in society have authentic historical value and reflect the social consciousness of the era that produced them.
    • A Guide to the War of 1812 : Library of Congress Web Guide
      "The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with the War of 1812, including manuscripts, broadsides, pictures, and government documents. This guide compiles links to digital materials related to the War of 1812 that are available throughout the Library of Congress Web site. In addition, it provides links to external Web sites focusing on the War of 1812 and a bibliography containing selections for both general and younger reader."
      Underground Railroad : Escape from Slavery
      Scholastic has developed a new series of interactive lessons about the Underground Railroad. “The Underground Railroad: Escape from Slavery” takes students on a virtual trip from a southern plantation to freedom in Ohio. The trip is divided into four sections: On the Plantation; Escape; Reaching Safety; and Reaching Freedom. In each section, students listen to short narrated stories and browse through slideshows. Each section of “The Underground Railroad: Escape from Slavery” has a teacher’s guide and writing activities for students to complete. The interactive lessons are appropriate for grades 3–6 and are optimized for use on interactive whiteboards.
      A miniature historical rooms game
      http://www.artic.edu/aic/thorne-game/index.html
       The Art Institute of Chicago has an online display of the Thorne Miniature Rooms showcasing different periods of U.S. history. There is A game that moves you from room to another.
       
       

    Social Studies: 9/11 Terrorist Attacks September 11, 2001

    • Today’s Front Pages
      http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/default_archive.asp?fpArchive=091201
       
      Collection of Cover pages from Newspapers around the US and the world on the day of the attacks.
    • Sacred Ground : Building of the Pentagon Memorial
      http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/nation/interactives/pentagonmemorial/index.html
      A virtual tour of the memorial built to honor the victims of the 9/11 attack that were killed at the U.S. Pentagon..
    • Teaching 9/11 | Responding to Crisis With Students
      http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/tag/teaching-911/
      Many wonderful resources to help teachers commemorate the 10th anniversary of the attacks. From the New York Times.
    • Teach + Learn : Information, context and resources exploring the attacks of 9/11
      http://www.911memorial.org/teach-learn
      Included is an interactive 9/11 timeline, history of the World Trade Center, rescue and recovery.
    • The September 11 Digital Archive
      http://911digitalarchive.org/
      The September 11 Digital Archive uses electronic media to collect, preserve, and present the history of September 11, 2001 and its aftermath. The Archive contains more than 150,000 digital items, a tally that includes more than 40,000 emails and other electronic communications, more than 40,000 first-hand stories, and more than 15,000 digital images. In September 2003, the Library of Congress accepted the Archive into its collections, an event that both ensured the Archive's long-term preservation and marked the library's first major digital acquisition.
    • Teaching About 9/11: K-12 Activities and Resources Techtorial
      http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/techtorial/techtorial005.shtml
      This page is a ‘techtorial’ using all sorts of resources that allow students to learn some technology skills as they learn about 9/11. Provides ideas based on grade level areas.
    • 9/11 Then and Now
      http://www.channelone.com/news/then_and_now/
      From Channel One provides a simple run-down of what happened on that day, including video. It’s a good introduction and overview of the event.
    • 9/11 Lady Liberty Memorial
      In the weeks and months following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, a Statue of Liberty replica stood honor guard outside a firehouse on Eighth Avenue and West 48th Street in Manhattan. The firehouse was Engine 54/Ladder 4/Battalion 9, which lost 15 of their men at the World Trade Center on 9/11. How Lady Liberty appeared outside the firehouse is unknown, but its presence encouraged the public to leave messages and tributes. On the 9/11 Memorial website, students can explore the interactive Lady Liberty statue and learn more about the ornaments that adorn it and the stories of tribute behind them. The site also provides a free downloadable teaching guide that focuses on the artistic response to 9/11 and features Lady Liberty. 
       
       
       
        
    Social Studies: American Presidents Sites
    • 60-Second Presidents
      http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/the-us-presidency/?topic_id=1639#
      60-second quirky and engaging videos about each President of the United States.  Each video is packed with lots of information about the actions of the president and how their presidency shaped the nation.  
    • The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden
      http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/presidency/home.html
      The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden examines the job of a president, the balance of power with the Supreme Court and Congress, and ways presidents have communicated with the public. Features include the battle sword of George Washington, the lap desk on which Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence and the top hat worn by Abraham Lincoln the night he was assassinated.
    • Presidential Baseball         
      http://www.prezbaseball.org/
      Presidential Baseball is a multiple choice quiz in which one or more players test their knowledge to identify the baseball personalities that best parallel the careers of the presidents of the United States of America. Interesting links, a bibliography related to both baseball and the presidents, and a high score section are included. Requires Macromedia Flash Player.
    •  The American Presidency Project
      http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
      "The American Presidency Project (americanpresidency.org), was established in 1999 as a collaboration between John Woolley and Gerhard Peters at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Our archives contain 88,674 documents related to the study of the Presidency."
    • Jefferson’s Autobiography
      http://libertyonline.hypermall.com/Jefferson/Autobiography.html
      Life and Liberty: Reflections on the Pursuit of Happiness is Jefferson’s autobiography. On this website, you’ll find the complete text, divided into sections for easy access. The autobiography includes Jefferson’s original draft of the Declaration of Independence with the changes that Congress made noted thereon.
    • The JFK Presidential Library and Museum
      http://www.jfklibrary.org
      The JFK Presidential Library and Museum website has interactive exhibits for learning about John F. Kennedy and his presidency. For example, We Choose the Moon is an interactive exploration of the Apollo 11 mission. The exhibit covers everything from Kennedy’s first proclamation that the United States would put a man on the moon by the end of the 1960s to the moon landing itself. The White House Diary is an interactive flipbook of Kennedy’s schedule while in office. Students can flip through it page by page to see what he did on each day or pick a specific date from the calendar. Many of the pages include video clips and/or images from that day. The JFK Timeline is an interactive timeline of Kennedy’s presidency. The timeline features cultural and world events as well as political events in the United States. Finally, in the Virtual JFK Museum Tour, students can view exhibits and artifacts in the museum. The tour is narrated, and in some cases students will hear Kennedy’s voice. The tour is divided into major themes and events of Kennedy’s presidency, including his campaign, the Peace Corps and the Space Race. The tour also includes some information about Bobby Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy.
    • Great Communicator Files
      http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/education/
      President Ronald Reagan was known as the Great Communicator. But what goes on behind the scenes in making a great speech? In the Great Communicator Files, students can explore the primary sources from the speech files from three of President Reagan’s most famous speeches: Pointe du Hoc and Remarks at Omaha Beach, both World War II commemorative speeches, and his address to the nation after the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion. Free, downloadable Teacher Resources and Documents focus on the speech-making and speech-writing process. Hard copies of the speeches, along with a DVD of President Reagan giving the speeches, are available on request.
    • George Washington Encyclopedia
      George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens Launches New George Washington Encyclopedia. 
    • Abraham Lincoln practiced arithmetic problems in a sum book made of folded paper and stitched in the middle. Historians believe that Lincoln practiced the problems shown on this Web page in 1824, when he was 15 years old. Note the verse in the lower left corner of Illustration 1: Abraham Lincoln / his hand and pen / he will be good but / God knows when. In Illustration 2, Lincoln assigned himself the problem of multiplying 342,435 by 342. Attempt to solve this problem. Once you have your answer, try to check it the same way Lincoln checked his answer.
    • The Lincoln Learning Hub
      The Lincoln Learning Hub is where students can learn about Abraham Lincoln, his cabinet members and the movement to end slavery. The site includes a timeline that traces the period from Lincoln’s first election as president to the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment. In the What Would Lincoln Do? section, students consider how Lincoln may have responded to political, social, economic and military crises of times that were not his own: Would Lincoln issue the order to drop the bomb on Hiroshima? Would Lincoln give all former male slaves the right to vote? Would he urge Congress to include women in the Fifteenth Amendment? Would he assume broad military powers and suspend the writ of habeas corpus in the aftermath of 9/11? In considering these and other questions, students read debate points—along with Lincoln’s words—and decide for themselves. Then they can compare their thoughts with what prominent historians believe Lincoln would do. A guide for educators appears in the Resources section of the site.
       
       
       
    Social Studies: Black History Month Sites       
    • Aboard the Underground Railroad         
      http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/underground/
      This is more of a travel site for people wanting to visit the Underground Railroad sites. It does have histories of the Anti-slavery movement, slave trade, the Civil War and the Underground Railroad. Also has maps which show the routes the slaves took to escape through this network.
    • Underground Railroad         
      http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/99/railroad/
      The Underground Railroad site from National Geographic takes students on a harrowing virtual trip to freedom. The site also includes a timeline, brief biographies, and teaching suggestions
    • Fats Waller Forever         
      http://newarkwww.rutgers.edu/ijs/fw/fatsmain.htm
      Jazz pianist and organist of extraordinary facile technique and seemingly limitless invention, Fats Waller perfected and expanded the style known as stride. This site includes essays on Waller's life and music, a discography, photos, and sheet music. Each page is ornamented with sound files of his music. From The Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University Libraries.
    • Selected African American Artists at the National Gallery of Art         
      http://www.nga.gov/collection/gallery/ggafamer/ggafamer-main1.html
      The National Gallery of Art presents selected items from its collection of work by African American artists. See an overview of the tour that shows thumbnail images of each work, or take the tour for in-depth descriptions of individual paintings.
    • Civil Rights Movement Veterans
      http://www.crmvet.org/index.htm
      Many great pictures and heart-rending reminiscences from veterans of the movement, black and white, who were really there.
    • African American World         
      http://www.pbs.org/wnet/aaworld/
      This PBS Web site features reports about noted African Americans, ranging from Dizzy Gillespie and Ice Cube to Michael Jordan and Zora Neale Hurston. Many of the segments are drawn from the News Hour interviews and include audio excerpts.
    • Our Shared History: African American Heritage
      http://www.nps.gov/history/aahistory
      This site tells about the Underground Railroad, African Americans in the Civil War, historic places of the civil rights movement, the Delta blues of the Lower Mississippi Valley and landmarks dedicated to Booker T. Washington, Martin Luther King Jr and Frederick Douglass. Also find classroom lesson plans and other resources to liven your discussions of the people, places and stories on the National Park Service’s (NPS) site.
    • The International Civil Rights Center & Museum
      http://sitinmovement.org/
      The International Civil Rights Center & Museum is an archival center devoted to the international struggle for civil and human rights. The museum, which recently opened in Greensboro, North Carolina, celebrates the nonviolent protests of the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins that served as a catalyst in the civil rights movement. The museum is located in the former Woolworth building in which four 17-year-old freshmen at the all-black Agricultural and Technical College of North Carolina arrived on February 1, 1960, sat down and ordered some food; and when they were refused because they were black, the four students continued to sit in mute protest. The original portion of the lunch counter and stools where the four students sat on February 1, 1960, has never been moved from its original footprint. Under the Explore History link on the Museum’s Web site, you will find the Greensboro Chronology (events and people), a timeline of the Sit-In Movement as well as a timeline of America’s Civil Rights.
    • Celebrate Black History Month
      http://resources.primarysource.org/blackhistorymonth
      A free online resource guide from Primary Source offers a new fact for every day of Black History Month. Facts also include links to additional information and resources. Navigate through the guide week by week using the tabs at the top of the web page.
      Black History Month Video Resources
      The History Channel has videos, audio clips, and photo galleries of important moments and people in African-American history.
       

    Social Studies: Civics/Government/Politics Sites       
    • Congress for Kids         
      http://www.congressforkids.net/
      Uncle Sam takes you on a tour through American history, the important documents and their creation, and the branches of government. Links to important government sites are also included.
    • First Gov         
      http://www.firstgov.gov/
      The government search engine, with links to international, state, local resources.
    • Policy Agendas
      http://www.policyagendas.org/
      As noted in the Chronicle of Higher Education: "this interactive online database... lets users track a wide range of national political issues with detailed data on congressional hearings and voting records, press coverage, and public opinion data. Visitors to the free database can download full data sets or use Web-based software to instantly generate trend graphs." 
    • White House Interactive Tour
      http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/interactive-tour
      Thousands of visitors tour the White House each day, and now you and your students can take the new interactive White House tour. With behind-the-scenes photos from the Photo Office and “Inside the White House” videos, students can do everything from cook with the New Orleans Saints in the White House kitchen, peek inside the Situation Room, watch the Jonas Brothers perform in the East Room, tour the first ever beehive on White House grounds with beekeeper Charlie Brandt—and a lot more.
    • 1forAll
      http://1forall.us/teach-the-first-amendment/
      Teach the First Amendment lesson plans on the 1forAll Web site are drawn from materials prepared by the Newseum and the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University. The lessons are intended to draw young people into an exploration of how their freedoms began and how they operate in today’s world. Students will discuss just how far individual rights extend, examining rights in the school environment and in public places. The lessons may be used in history and government, civics, language arts and journalism, art and debate classes. They may be used in sections or in their entirety. Many of the lesson plans indicate an overall goal for the lesson, offer suggestions on how to teach the lesson and list additional resources and enrichment activities.
    • Basic Readings in U.S. Democracy
      http://eca.state.gov/education/engteaching/pubs/AmLnC/brTOC.htm
      Basic Readings in U.S. Democracy is a collection of 73 historical documents representative of the way American history, culture and political thought have been shaped throughout the centuries. Each of the documents is presented with a brief introductory essay, chosen to illustrate “the essential idea of American democracy, that of many peoples seeking to find common ground.” The term document is interpreted broadly; traditional documents, such as court decisions and legislation, are supplemented by letters, essays and speeches. The selections are arranged by topic: Creating a Government, The Crisis of Union, On the Road from Slavery to Freedom and Cold War Issues.
    • Architect of the Capitol
      http://www.visitthecapitol.gov/Exhibitions/online
      The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., is a symbol of the American people, a showcase of history and the meeting place of the nation’s leadership. The Capitol also houses an important collection of American art, and it is an architectural achievement in its own right. Visit the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) Web site to learn the story of the Capitol and its architect. In the Capitol Campus Multimedia section of the site, you can enter the Virtual Capitol, take an interactive look at Capitol Hill and view stunning 360º views of the Hill. You can also view videos on the AOC’s YouTube channel. Among the featured videos are Sustainability at the Capitol, a Capitol Campus Flyover, Sunset at the Capitol, the Capitol Building and the Jefferson Building Murals. This section of the Architect of the Capitol Web site also offers downloadable, high-quality digital images in JPEG format. The images are in the public domain.
    • Philip Reid and the Statue of Freedom
      http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/mll24PhilipReid.pdf
      The Statue of Freedom stands at the very top of the dome of the Capitol. This statue was designed in the mid-1850s, as arguments between Northern and Southern states reached a zenith. The statue was raised to the top of the Capitol dome in 1863, during the Civil War. Nestled within the history of this statue is a curious item: In 1859, at a crucial moment in its construction, a dispute brought everything to a halt. The responsibility of resolving the crisis fell to an enslaved black man named Philip Reid. The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) has made available a lesson entitled “Philip Reid and the Statue of Freedom” to help students learn about this enslaved American and his key role during the construction of the Statue of Freedom.
    • History and Politics Outloud
      http://www.hpol.org/
      Hearing a speech can be fundamentally different from simply reading the text. History and Politics Out Loud helps make that difference concrete by providing audio recordings of hundreds of important political speeches in a searchable archive.
    • Senate Art
      http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/art/one_item_and_teasers/Explore_Senate_Art.htm
      The art in the Senate wing of the U.S. Capitol and the Senate office buildings has been acquired principally for its public, patriotic and commemorative characteristics. The Senate’s art is intended to commit to posterity the persons and events of our national history, centered on the institution of the Senate and the founding of the Republic. This Web site presents paintings spanning over 200 years of American history by some of the country’s preeminent artists; a sculpture collection that celebrates the great figures of our national history; and more than 1,000 graphic images that document the Senate, the Capitol and American political history. The site also features online exhibits about the Senate’s history, as seen through its art and historical collections, and specialized collections, including presidential inaugural memorabilia.
    • Senate Glossary
      http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/reference/b_three_sections_with_teasers/glossary.htm
      Glossary of terms—from act to yield time—related to the Senate and its responsibilities.
    • Commander in Chief
      http://www.commander-in-chief.net/
      Commander in Chief is an economic and geopolitical simulator game for PC. Players become the head of state or government (president, monarch, prime minister) of a country they select and may control all the following activities: the economy, social issues, the military, government agencies, interior policy, foreign diplomacy, ecology, culture and others. Every country in the world is featured along with its unique features and data, with more than 400 actual data and figures per country updated as of January 2009. Players have more than 1,000 different actions to perform—for example, legislation, taxes, economic contracts, meetings and military operations.
    • Cameras in the Court?
      http://www.c-span.org/The-Courts/Cameras-in-The-Court
      Why can’t we watch U.S. Supreme Court proceedings on C-Span? Cameras in the Court? is an introduction to the U.S. Supreme Court on a topic that students can immediately relate to in this age of instant and universal video. There is a smiling photo of each Justice (with dates of birth and appointment to the Court) along with brief quotes about his or her views on opening the Court to cameras, based on public statements. (Most are against the “proposition.”) The website is welcoming to struggling readers. For students who are ready for more challenging material about cases that the Court has heard or will soon hear, a host of resources (video and links to readings) are included in the C-SPAN series America and the Courts.
    • Running for Office
      http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/running-for-office
      Running for Office is an online exhibit of the political cartoons of Clifford Berryman. Berryman is probably best known for his cartoon featuring Theodore Roosevelt having compassion for a bear cub. That cartoon inspired the creation of the Teddy Bear. Berryman drew political cartoons for Washington newspapers for more than 50 years. The National Archives has put together the 52-page online exhibit of Berryman’s cartoons. The cartoons chronicle the process of choosing the President. The exhibit also includes cartoons about running for Congress. The meaning and historical context of the cartoons are explained as well. Almost all of the cartoons in the exhibit can be downloaded for free.
    • Win the White House
      http://www.icivics.org/games/win-white-house
      iCivics, the organization founded by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, is marking the countdown to Election Day 2012 with the launch of its latest free online video game, Win the White House. In this game, students take on the role of a presidential candidate from primary season through Election Day, making tough choices about the party platform and vice presidential selection as well as where to fundraise, poll and spend valuable campaign dollars on appearances and advertisements. News coverage recaps their successes and failures as they campaign for their 270 electoral votes. Students also have to make decisions about the kind of campaign they will run: will they focus on their platform or on attacking the stances of their opponent? Win the White House prepares young people for meaningful citizenship by helping them see the value of voting and different candidates’ reasons for choosing different strategies for engaging the public. The iCivics Politics and Public Policy Curriculum Unit also offers a broad array of resources for educators, including lesson plans, additional games and game guides. iCivics content is designed by educators and is standards aligned.
    • The Congressional Timeline 1.0    
      From The Dirksen Congressional Center. Includes: Major laws -- more than 200 examples -- passed by Congress from 1933 to the present;The partisan composition of each Congress, along with the presidential administration and the congressional leaders; The session dates of each Congress;   Measures of legislative productivity, such as the number of bills introduced and passed;   Information about women and African-Americans serving in Congress; Examples of documents and audiovisual materials related to legislation;The ability to add information to the timeline by using the "wiki" feature.    
    • Commons --- Digital Town Square
      Created in 2009 by former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, iCivics recently partnered with EverFi on a new initiative, Commons – Digital Town Square, which is offered free to all K–12 schools. The focus of Commons – Digital Town Square is to provide schools with standards-based educational gaming, aligned to the Common Core State Standards, with social components. Students who play iCivics games move along at their own pace; adaptive-pathing techniques as well as evidence-based practices help guide each student differently as he or she learns. In addition to the adaptive feature, Commons – Digital Town Square has a variety of media, including simulations and animations as well as pre- and post-assessments and behavioral surveys that “measure changes in students’ attitudes and behaviors regarding a variety of civic matters.” Students interact not only with one another in their virtual classroom, but also with other classrooms across the country. Commons – Digital Town Square leverages many standards in its design of instruction and assessment, from existing state standards to Common Core. 
    • Budget Hero
      http://www.marketplace.org/topics/economy/budget-hero
      A free, challenging online game makes civics and economics accessible and fun for students. Budget Hero lets students try to balance the federal budget. First students choose one to three “badges” that reflect their political values. Then they try to earn these badges by choosing from more than 70 policy options. The game is built on the Congressional Budget Office model, which incorporates pro and con arguments for each policy, drawn from dozens of sources and vetted to ensure the game is nonpartisan. Players make their own decisions about health care, military spending or environmental protection. In the end, students can see how long it takes before their budget goes bust and share their results with friends via Facebook or Twitter. To date, the game has been played more than one million times. Budget Hero was created by the Woodrow Wilson Center and American Public Media.
    • Life Without the Bill of Rights
      Life Without the Bill of Rights is a simulation of what daily life would be like without various aspects of the Bill of Rights. 
    • Founders' Quiz
      Which Founder Are You? Allows students to discover which of the 55 founding fathers’ personalities were most like their own.
    • Constitution Duel Quiz
      Constitution Duel Quiz has questions about the U.S. Constitution, Supreme Court cases, historic documents, and famous people in history.
      iCivics: “We the Jury” interactive educational game
      iCivics recently released its seventeenth interactive educational game for students. The new game, We the Jury, includes two civil cases—one that relates to a dispute over baseball memorabilia, and the other to a dispute at a car dealership. In the game, students become one of six jurors at a trial, during which they hear the facts of the case, along with closing arguments from the plaintiff and the defendant. Then they go off to the jury room where they deliberate for up to five days before handing down their verdict. During deliberations, students examine evidence, listen to the opinions of other jurors and try to reach a unanimous decision. Throughout the process, students are reminded of the roles of jurors and are cautioned to stick to only the evidence and arguments permitted by the judge. In addition to the interactive game, the iCivics website includes a free downloadable Game Guide for teachers and reproducible Evidence sheets for students.


       

       

    Social Studies: Newspapers/Current Events Sites

    • The Week in Rap
      http://theweekinrap.com/
      The Week in Rap produces a weekly roundup of current events, presented in a rap video. Longer-form history lessons are also rapped. The site was created by Flocabulary, and the songs and videos are written by Flocabulary artists.
    • Newseum
      http://www.newseum.org/
       
      The new Newseum, in Washington D.C., traces the development of news over time and shows how technological advances—from line art in newspapers to TV helicopters to the Internet—have changed the way news is delivered and presented. Visitors to the Newseum’s Web site can take a cool 3-D tour of the new museum, view more than 500 front pages of newspapers from around the world and play the online trivia game NewsMania.
    • News is Free         
      http://www.newsisfree.com/
      This site offers news headlines, with links to the full stories, from more than 3,600 Web sources. It includes world, sports, entertainment, science, health, technology, economic, and other news. Basic site information is available in English, French, or German; the sources cited are in their original language. Site is searchable, and may also be browsed through a categorized index. Free registration allows for personal customizing and there are also fee based options.​
    • News Link        
      http://www.newslink.org/
      Useful media page covers newspapers, TV, and magazines from all over the world. 
    • Do Now        
      http://blogs.kqed.org/education/about-do-now/
      A weekly activity from PBS affiliate KQED that allows students to read about then respond to current events using Twitter.
        
    Social Studies: Geography Sites
    • Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
      http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/
      Terrific collections of maps—current and historical. Includes maps on topics of special interest such as Iraq and Afghanistan. 
    • Improve Knowledge of Geography
      http://www.ilike2learn.com/
      Do your students know all the countries in Europe? Developed by a teacher, this interactive site can help improve students’ geographical knowledge. Try the “easy” quiz to name the European nations. Also find quizzes for the longest river, highest mountain, U.S. state capitals, lakes in Africa—and more.
    • TeachersFirst’s Globetrackers Mission
      http://www.teachersfirst.com/globetracker/about.cfm
      TeachersFirst’s Globetracker’s Mission is an engaging way for students in grades 2–6 to learn geography, map skills and world cultures through an episodic story. Each week, a new episode, in the format of a blog post, appears on the Globetracker’s Mission site. The “blog” is written by fictional teenagers Geo and Meri as they travel the seven continents of the world on a secret “mission” for an unnamed government agency. They seek clues and travel under the supervision of their Uncle Globetracker, writing the “blog” as part of their requirements for missing high school work. Classes who follow the mission learn standards-based terms and concepts of world geography as they respond to Geo and Meri’s think-aloud questions, using maps, images and links that Geo and Meri provide. Concepts include landforms, map skills, cultures, major landmarks, continents, oceans, rivers—and more. 
    • Worldmapper
      http://www.worldmapper.org/index.html
      Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the proportion of different resources they share, and by their contributions to human society. Presently the site includes nearly 600 maps. Maps 1–366 are also available as PDF posters. Use the menu at the top of the homepage to find a map of interest. Subjects range from Youth Literacy to Education to Pollution and even to Population in Year 1 and Year 2050!
    • National Geographic : My Wonderful World
      http://www.mywonderfulworld.org/index.html
      My Wonderful World, a National Geographic Society Web site, integrates geographic literacy into the content areas using multimedia resources, such as 2-D and 3-D maps, images, blogs, videos, digital games, quizzes and awareness campaigns. Students can conduct research into cultural, environmental and geographic issues, listen to world music, take virtual tours and add landmarks to maps. The Wayfaring feature lets students (collaboratively or individually) create their own personalized maps and share them with other students.
    • AirPano
      http://www.airpano.com/
      AirPano offers dozens of spectacular 360-degree panoramas of famous landmarks and cities around the world. The panoramas can be set to auto-play with a music accompaniment, or you can navigate the panoramas manually. To find a panorama on AirPano, you can browse the listings, search by keyword or view a Google Map of all of the places AirPano has captured. AirPano panoramas can be viewed in high or low resolution according to the speed of your Internet connection. The panoramas can be viewed on an iPhone or iPad. You can also view the AirPano files in Google Earth.
    • Animaps
       http://www.animaps.com
      Animaps is a service that allows users to create animated Google Maps. Using Animaps, you can create a tour of your placemarks that plays through according to the timing that you specify. You can also build in colored shapes to expand and contract to demonstrate patterns. And you can import images to your map from Flickr, Picassa and Facebook.
    • OldMapsOnline
      http://www.oldmapsonline.org
      The OldMapsOnline Portal is an easy-to-use gateway to historical maps in libraries around the world. It allows the user to search for online digital historical maps across numerous, different collections via a geographical search. To search, type a place name or click in the map window, and narrow by date. The search results provide a direct link to the map image on the website of the host institution.
    • Global knowledge quiz
      This website  has continent, cultural geography, and physical geography quizzes drawn from the National Geographic Society’s Bee competitions. Tough questions.
    • Waymarking
      Waymarking – a way of using GPS technology to identify unique places and share them with others.
    • Geocaching
      These websites help students get going with Geocaching--hiding a cache of information or goodies at a specific set of coordinates.
    • Geography games 
      This site  (Sheppard Software) has a wide variety of free games for students at different levels.
      Lizard Point Map Quizzes
      On this website, students can take map tests on the continents, countries, states, provinces, territories, and cities.
      National Geographic 125 Years : Images
      From a pioneering ascent of Everest to advancements in aerial, underwater and space photography, the National Geographic Society has been exploring the world for 125 years. To mark that milestone, in January National Geographic published galleries of landmark images of exploration from over the last 125 years. One of the galleries is Flashback Firsts, which, as the name implies, features “firsts” of explorations published in National Geographic magazine. Flashback Firsts includes images of Robert Peary’s 1909 Arctic expedition, Hiram Bingham’s expedition to the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu in 1915, the first American team’s climb to the summit of Mount Everest in 1963—and more. 
      United States Map Puzzle
      This online game asks students to assemble the U.S. map from the unlabeled puzzle-piece shapes of the 50 states. It’s definitely not easy.


       
    Social Studies: Hispanic Heritage Sites
    • Scholastic-Hispanic Heritage
      http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/hispanic/
      Information and activities including “Meet Famous Latinos”, “Latinos in History” and “Hispanic History in the Americas.”
    • Fact Monster-Hispanic Heritage 
      http://www.factmonster.com/spot/hhm1.html
      Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15, the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries—Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico declared its independence on September 16, and Chile on September 18. On Fact Monster, you’ll find a wealth of resources to incorporate into your celebrations. Features include Famous Firsts by Hispanic Americans, Hispanic Americans by the Numbers, Spanish Loan Words, Spanish Place Names, Notable Books by Mexican and Mexican American Authors—and more.
    • A Thematic Curriculum Unit on The Day of the Dead
      http://www.miscositas.com/El%20Dia%20de%20los%20Muertos.pdf
      62-page thematic curriculum unit for Intermediate Spanish students with lesson plans, worksheets, activities, and more.
    • Celebrations: Day of the Dead Mini Unit
      http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/tlresources/units/Byrnes-celebrations/Day.html
      A mini-unit with history and a glossary of words about the event and suggestions for art projects, poem writing,, a field trip, and Spanish language integration.
    • Day of the Dead in Mexico
      http://www.dayofthedead.com/index.php?p=589
      Mexican celebration with traditions, poems, recipes, photos, and other information.
     
    Social Studies: Iraq and Afghanistan War/Middle East History and Culture Sites
    • Timeline: Iraq         
      http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/737483.stm
      A brief chronology of key events covering 1922 to the present about Iraqi government and politics. Includes topics such as political history, foreign relations, Iran-Iraq War, oil, chemical weapons, Kuwait, Kurds, Oil-for-Food, weapons inspectors, United Nations resolutions, and the United States. Site also includes links to related key stories, news analysis, and a video feature for the most recent live coverage. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).  
    • Forces: U.S. and Coalition Casualties         
      http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2003/iraq/forces/casualties/
      This site from CNN lists confirmed coalition deaths in the war in Iraq. The list reflects the names of the U.S. and British troops whose families have been notified. Includes the name, age, unit, hometown, details of death, and a photograph.
    • Online NewsHour: The Iraq War         
      http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/middle_east/iraq/
      The online version of PBS's NewsHour covers several aspects of the current situation in Iraq: The Military Campaign, The International Impact, The Home Front, The Humanitarian Situation, and The Road to War. Includes key map and player sections as well as an area for students and teachers.
    • Country Profile: Iraq         
      http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/country_profiles/791014.stm
      Profile of Iraq including the latest news, demographic and economic facts, historical overview, timeline of key events, and information about Iraqi leaders and media. Site also includes key stories, news analysis, links, audio features, and a video for the most recent live coverage. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
    • Blogs of War         
      http://www.blogsofwar.com/
      A blog (Web journal) updated many times each day with live reporting from the Iraq War front. Due to heavy server loads, this site may be sluggish or non-responsive from time to time.
    • Attack on Iraq         
      http://www.cbc.ca/news/iraq/
      Iraq-related news updated daily including headlines, special reports, daily summaries, audio and video features, galleries and maps, key documents, Canada's perspective, and an impressive collection of links. Searchable. From the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).
    • A Nation at War         
      http://www.nytimes.com/pages/world/worldspecial/
      Complete coverage of the war in Iraq from The New York Times, with related domestic and international news. Includes multimedia coverage, wire news, interactive graphics, maps, Gulf War archived articles, and more. Requires free, one-time registration; there is a sign-up option for e-mail news alerts.
    • Homeland Afghanistan
      http://afghanistan.asiasociety.org/
      Afghanistan has served as a meeting place of peoples, cultures and influence in the ancient world—and today. Created by the Asia Society, Homeland Afghanistan explores the geopolitical and cultural heritage of Afghanistan through a humanities perspective. The history is told through 75 video episodes, featuring leading experts—as well as hundreds of archaeological finds, paintings, literary works, music, photographs and documentary films.
    • Animated maps of the Middle East, world religions, and democracy 
      Check out these animations of how the map of the Middle East has changed through the ages and how major religions and democracy have spread.
       


    Social Studies: Lewis and Clark Expedition Sites

    • The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition         
      http://lewisandclarkjournals.unl.edu/
      Thanks to the sponsorship of University of Nebraska Press, the Center for Great Plains Studies, and the UNL Libraries Electronic Text Center, you can now access The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Exp ion Online. Initially offering almost two hundred pages from volume four, this website will eventually feature the full text of the journals--almost five thousand pages in all. Also included is a gallery of images as well as audio files of acclaimed poet William Kloefkorn reading selected passages. The text of the celebrated Nebraska edition of the Lewis and Clark journals, edited by Gary E. Moulton, is searchable and easily navigated. 
    • National Geographic: Lewis and Clark         
      http://www.nationalgeographic.com/lewisandclark
      How did the adventures of Lewis and Clark shape the United States? This site features timelines, maps, journal entries, historic photographs, and drawings.
    • Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation         
      http://www.lewisandclark.org/
      Contains several informative articles, with a particularly interesting article about Sacagewea.
    • Lewis & Clark Bicentennial in Oregon         
      http://www.lcbo.net/
      Includes self-guided tours, links to sites along the route, and Oregon events.
    • Lewis and Clark         
      http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/
      Companion site to the film by Ken Burns.
    • On This Day With Lewis and Clark         
      http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=297
      On This Day With Lewis and Clark Looking at historic maps of the West, students can begin to appreciate the immensity and mystery of the mission Lewis and Clark accepted.
    • Rivers, Edens, and Empires; Lewis and Clark and the Revealing of America         
      http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/lewisandclark/
      Library of Congress site. Great images, but the text maybe too difficult for elementary students.
    • Discovering Lewis and Clark         
      http://www.lewis-clark.org/choice.htm
      Navigate around this site to find maps, journals, natural history, and other fascinating facets on the exp ions of Lewis and Clark. Great site for student research.
    • Go West Across America With Lewis and Clark         
      http://www.nationalgeographic.com/west/
      Students can participate in this online adventure from National Geographic by making decisions along the journey and clicking on their response in order to continue. They will also be able to read journal excerpts and historical facts on, Did You Know?

    Social Studies: Middle Ages/Medieval Times Sites
    • Dewey Browse for Medieval/Middle Ages
      http://www.deweybrowse.org/medieval.htm
      Topics are organized by the Dewey Decimal Number for that subject. Clickable links takes you to content relating to that subject. The content is from a variety of sites. Really well organized and thorough.
    • Medieval Spell: The Medieval History Source
      http://www.medieval-spell.com/
      Provides exhaustive information on all aspects of Medieval Life and Culture. Includes Medieval Architecture, Knightly Life, Medieval Society, Medieval War.


    Social Studies: Migrant/Farmworkers Sites
     

     
    Social Studies: Native American Resources Sites       
    • Coast Salish Villages of Puget Sound         
      http://coastsalishmap.org/
      A collection of maps of the Seattle and Puget Sound areas of Washington state showing native village sites circa 1800 plus native names and village descriptions. Scroll midway down the opening page for a link to a map of Duwamish/Snoqualmie Storytelling Sites with locations of about 50 sites mentioned in old stories and myths, with links to brief summaries of the stories.
    • Native Americans Children's Literature Site         
      http://www.carolhurst.com/subjects/nativeamericans.html
      This site includes children's literature information related to Native Americans and advice on how to present the topic to elementary school children.
    • Pilgrim Hall Museum         
      http://www.pilgrimhall.org/plgrmhll.htm
      Visit the Pilgrim Hall Museum in the center of historic Plymouth, Massachusetts to learn more about the lives of the Pilgrims and Native Americans. Exhibits contain a wide variety of historic documents and pictures.
    • Native Web.org         
      http://www.nativeweb.org/
      Site with links to sources on a variety of subject areas. Not limited to Native Americans.
    • Indians of the Midwest
      “ This site addresses this question by highlighting recent research of scholars who have provided new insights about the cultures and histories of Indian peoples in the Midwest.”
    • Native Languages of the Americas: List of Native American Indian Tribes and Languages
      “A compendium of online materials about more than a thousand Native American tribes of the Western Hemisphere and the indigenous languages they speak.”
       
       
    Social Studies: Oregon Sites 
    • If You Were a Pioneer on the Oregon Trail         
      http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=274
      As a class, students create an imagined travel experience and then compare it with the actual experiences of 19th-century pioneers.
    • On the Oregon Trail         
      http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=323
      Work with primary documents and latter-day photographs to recapture the experience of traveling on the Oregon Trail.
    • Oregon Historical Society / Oregon History Project
      Many articles, images relating to Oregon and historical figures and events.
    • Oregon Encyclopedia  
      From their own description: 
      The Oregon Encyclopedia, a partnership of Portland State University, the Oregon Council of Teachers of English, and the Oregon Historical Society, and a project of the Oregon Sesquicentennial Celebration, is a comprehensive and authoritative compendium of information about Oregon's history and culture. The Encyclopedia grows each week.
       
          
       
       
    Social Studies: Primary Sources Sites        ​​
    • How To Use Primary Sources         
      http://www.jerseyhistory.org/howtofind.html
      The New Jersey Historical Society offers four sample lessons online that illustrate wise instructional use of primary source documents.
    • National Archives--DocsTeach
      http://docsteach.org/
      DocsTeach, a new online tool from the National Archives, combines primary-source content with the latest interactive capabilities of the Internet. The site features more than 2,500 documents along with engaging classroom activities. Yet the most exciting part of the site is also what makes students so interested in new technologies—the interactive feature that allows you to direct what the site becomes. On the site you can browse or search for activities by era, based on the historical thinking skills you want to teach, according to an interactive DocsTeach.org activity creation tool, by keyword or even by activity author—you can find activities created by the National Archives education team or by fellow educators around the country who are registered on DocsTeach.org. You can use the information that accompanies each activity to determine if it is a fit for your classroom, and whether it will help you meet your curriculum objectives. The information includes an indication of the historical thinking skill students will practice; a representation of the level of critical thinking required, illustrated by an icon reflecting Bloom’s Taxonomy; the historical era in which the activity fits; an activity synopsis; and instructions. You can customize any activity to fit the needs of your unique classroom by selecting “Use to Create an Activity” to make a new activity based on a current one; edit existing activity information and student instructions; or choose alternative primary source documents. You can create a brand-new activity with its own Web address, and you can save and organize your activities in your own account and share them with your students.
    • National Archives Digital Vaults poster and video creation tools         
      http://www.digitalvaults.org/
      Allows students to drag and drop primary source documents from the National Gallery into a poster or video. 
    • American Memory Collection         
      http://memory.loc.gov/
      American Memory is the Library of Congress's online archive of primary sources that relate to the history and culture of America.
    • Teaching With Primary Sources
      http://www.smithsoniansource.org/tea/viewdetails.aspx
      The Smithsonian Source provides a great overview of how to use primary-source documents, images and more in your classroom. Provides lesson plans, videos on specific lesson plans to show how to utilize primary source materials.
    • History  Heard  
      http://www.historyheard.com/home.html?
      History Heard is a free database of primary source video interviews for students to tap into as they conduct research for class assignments or extra-credit projects. Created by two high school students who have experienced the research process, History Heard aims to make history research “come alive” for middle school and high school students across America. Your students can help to grow the video collection by creating video interviews with individuals who have been firsthand witnesses to modern history. The events may be as broad as describing life in a particular community during a specific era, or the moment in history may be as specific as a single event. The Getting Started section of the Web site provides information on how to create a History Heard video.  
    • In the First Person   
      http://www.inthefirstperson.com
      The Smithsonian Source provides a great overview of how to use primary-source documents, images and more in your classroom. Provides lesson plans, videos on specific lesson plans to show how to utilize primary source materials.
    • History Buff.com
      HistoryBuff.com is a nonprofit organization devoted to providing free primary source materials for students, teachers and history buffs. The site focuses primarily on how news of major, and not so major, events in American history was reported in newspapers of the time. The online newspaper archive is organized by year and event. The earliest newspapers in the archive were published in 1707. The newspapers can be viewed in detail through the zoom tool accompanying each newspaper. In addition, there is information about the technology used to produce newspapers over the past 400 years. The latest addition to the site is a set of 15 panoramas of historic sites in America. Some of the panoramas you will find in the collection include Davy Crockett’s childhood home, Appomattox Courthouse, Thomas Edison’s birthplace and Valley Forge. 
      HATs: History Assessments of Thinking 
      Working with the San Francisco and Lincoln (NE) public schools, a group of educators at Stanford University has created a set of 10-minute assessment tasks that measure how well students can analyze documents from the Library of Congress – letters, books, photographs, prints, speeches, interviews, radio broadcasts, and film clips. These HATs, along with interactive rubrics and student responses, are available for free.
       

    Social Studies: Renaissance Times Sites  
    • The Renaissance Connection
      http://www.renaissanceconnection.org/index2.cfm
      In many ways we are still living in a Renaissance world, and you can see the origins of our world in the visual arts of the Renaissance. Visit The Renaissance Connection and explore Renaissance art and history in the Art Explorer. Trace modern innovations back to the Renaissance with the Time Telescope; then create your own future innovation in Innovations 1400–2000. Hire an artist to create a work of art that gets you noticed as a Patron of the Arts. And learn about the life of an ordinary Renaissance artist in The Artist’s Life.
     
    Social Studies: Women's History Sites
       
    • Women's Rights Movement in the U.S.         
      http://www.infoplease.com/spot/womenstimeline1.html
      A timeline of key events in the American Women's Rights Movement from 1848 to 1994. 
    • Women's History Month         
      http://www.galegroup.com/free_resources/whm/index.htm
      Read biographies of women throughout history. Try a quiz based on women's achievements. Study a timeline of important events of in women's history.
    • Gifts of Speech: Women's Speeches From Around the World         
      http://gos.sbc.edu/
      Gifts of Speech is dedicated to preserving and creating access to speeches made by influential contemporary women.
    • Women In World History Curriculum         
      http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/
      Designed for teachers, teenagers, parents, and history buffs, this site offers free lessons, biographies of women rulers, and quotes to celebrate women's history.
    • Women of Our Time
      http://www.npg.si.edu/cexh/woot/index.htm
      The online exhibition Women of Our Time highlights famous and influential American women of the twentieth century. The iconic images include studio portraits, glamorous publicity shots, press photographs, fashion photographs, advertising images and amateur snapshots.
    • Setting the Precedent : Four Women Who Excelled in Business
      http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/archives/WIB-tour/mainMovie.html
      Setting the Precedent is a virtual tour introducing four exceptional American women who succeeded in business in the twentieth century. The website features biographical information, timelines, games and historical background for each of the women.
    • National Women’s History Museum: Clandestine Women: Spies in American History
      “Throughout American history, espionage has played a major role in how this country evolved into the international power it is today. While a critical contributor to the creation and growth of the nation, spying and related intelligence gathering efforts have often gone unacknowledged.”
       


    Social Studies: World History and Culture Sites

    • Eyewitness to History
      http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html
       
      EyeWitness to History is your students’ ringside seat to history—from the ancient world to the present. The program, presented by Ibis Communications, a digital publisher of educational programming, uses firsthand accounts along with film clips and audio (voices) from the past. Students will also find notable quotes, a photo of the week and snapshots of events that happened in the current month.
    • Historical Treasure Chests Activities
      http://ciese.org/curriculum/treasure/
      The Historical Treasure Chests activities from the Stevens Institute of Technology engage students in investigating authentic materials from the past. Students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the Web sites listed in the reference section. By looking closely for details, students draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which the materials were created. Further research, using secondary sources, will either confirm or challenge their ideas.
    • Yin Yu Tan
      http://www.pem.org/sites/yinyutang/house/base.html
      Yin Yu Tan, a late Qing dynasty merchants’ house, was originally located in southeastern China. Re-erected at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Yin Yu Tan is now open to visitors. Explore the house online to discover this rare example of the region’s renowned architecture and to learn about the daily life of the Huang family, who lived in Yin Yu Tang for more than 200 years. The Peabody Essex Museum’s Web site takes you on a virtual tour of the house with print and audio narratives, pictures, videos and copies of correspondence sent between family members.
      Check out this Primary Source World activity, which includes questions and documents related to the house to make connections between geography and Chinese culture for students in grades 5–12. 
    • Visual Culture of Spanish America
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/  (in English)
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/espanol/index.html (in Spanish)
      The Vistas project at Smith College in Massachusetts seeks to bring an understanding of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience. Spanish America was an extensive region—covering much of the Americas, running from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Its visual culture was forged in urban centers, religious and frontier communities, and indigenous towns. The Vistas Web site offers easy access in English and Spanish to key components of this project. The Web site provides a gallery of more than 100 color images, interpretive essays and a searchable bibliography on visual culture. The site also includes a glossary of English and Spanish.
    • Zon/New Chengo (Culture and Languages of China)
      http://enterzon.com/
      A new, cost-free Web-based role-playing game aims to help students and adults learn more about the culture and languages of China. Called Zon/New Chengo, the multiplayer game was created by Yong Zhao, Michigan State University distinguished professor of educational psychology and technology. A native of a poor, remote area of the Sichuan Province, he has become a highly influential researcher in Chinese education. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."
      Worldwise Schools
      Sponsored by the Peace Corps educators can access more than 50 interactive lessons.
      A Variety of Calendars
      This site is a museum of calendars in use today – Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and Jewish – as well as some no longer being used – Mayan, Roman, and the French Revolutionary Calendar.
    li> Women In World History Curriculum         
    http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/
    Designed for teachers, teenagers, parents, and history buffs, this site offers free lessons, biographies of women rulers, and quotes to celebrate women's history.
    • Women of Our Time
      http://www.npg.si.edu/cexh/woot/index.htm
      The online exhibition Women of Our Time highlights famous and influential American women of the twentieth century. The iconic images include studio portraits, glamorous publicity shots, press photographs, fashion photographs, advertising images and amateur snapshots.
    • Setting the Precedent : Four Women Who Excelled in Business
      http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/archives/WIB-tour/mainMovie.html
      Setting the Precedent is a virtual tour introducing four exceptional American women who succeeded in business in the twentieth century. The website features biographical information, timelines, games and historical background for each of the women.
    • National Women’s History Museum: Clandestine Women: Spies in American History
      “Throughout American history, espionage has played a major role in how this country evolved into the international power it is today. While a critical contributor to the creation and growth of the nation, spying and related intelligence gathering efforts have often gone unacknowledged.”
       


    Social Studies: World History and Culture Sites

    • Eyewitness to History
      http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html
       
      EyeWitness to History is your students’ ringside seat to history—from the ancient world to the present. The program, presented by Ibis Communications, a digital publisher of educational programming, uses firsthand accounts along with film clips and audio (voices) from the past. Students will also find notable quotes, a photo of the week and snapshots of events that happened in the current month.
    • Historical Treasure Chests Activities
      http://ciese.org/curriculum/treasure/
      The Historical Treasure Chests activities from the Stevens Institute of Technology engage students in investigating authentic materials from the past. Students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the Web sites listed in the reference section. By looking closely for details, students draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which the materials were created. Further research, using secondary sources, will either confirm or challenge their ideas.
    • Yin Yu Tan
      http://www.pem.org/sites/yinyutang/house/base.html
      Yin Yu Tan, a late Qing dynasty merchants’ house, was originally located in southeastern China. Re-erected at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Yin Yu Tan is now open to visitors. Explore the house online to discover this rare example of the region’s renowned architecture and to learn about the daily life of the Huang family, who lived in Yin Yu Tang for more than 200 years. The Peabody Essex Museum’s Web site takes you on a virtual tour of the house with print and audio narratives, pictures, videos and copies of correspondence sent between family members.
      Check out this Primary Source World activity, which includes questions and documents related to the house to make connections between geography and Chinese culture for students in grades 5–12. 
    • Visual Culture of Spanish America
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/  (in English)
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/espanol/index.html (in Spanish)
      The Vistas project at Smith College in Massachusetts seeks to bring an understanding of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience. Spanish America was an extensive region—covering much of the Americas, running from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Its visual culture was forged in urban centers, religious and frontier communities, and indigenous towns. The Vistas Web site offers easy access in English and Spanish to key components of this project. The Web site provides a gallery of more than 100 color images, interpretive essays and a searchable bibliography on visual culture. The site also includes a glossary of English and Spanish.
    • Zon/New Chengo (Culture and Languages of China)
      http://enterzon.com/
      A new, cost-free Web-based role-playing game aims to help students and adults learn more about the culture and languages of China. Called Zon/New Chengo, the multiplayer game was created by Yong Zhao, Michigan State University distinguished professor of educational psychology and technology. A native of a poor, remote area of the Sichuan Province, he has become a highly influential researcher in Chinese education. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."
      Worldwise Schools
      Sponsored by the Peace Corps educators can access more than 50 interactive lessons.
      A Variety of Calendars
      This site is a museum of calendars in use today – Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and Jewish – as well as some no longer being used – Mayan, Roman, and the French Revolutionary Calendar.



       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     


    li> Women In World History Curriculum         
    http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/
    Designed for teachers, teenagers, parents, and history buffs, this site offers free lessons, biographies of women rulers, and quotes to celebrate women's history.
    • Women of Our Time
      http://www.npg.si.edu/cexh/woot/index.htm
      The online exhibition Women of Our Time highlights famous and influential American women of the twentieth century. The iconic images include studio portraits, glamorous publicity shots, press photographs, fashion photographs, advertising images and amateur snapshots.
    • Setting the Precedent : Four Women Who Excelled in Business
      http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/archives/WIB-tour/mainMovie.html
      Setting the Precedent is a virtual tour introducing four exceptional American women who succeeded in business in the twentieth century. The website features biographical information, timelines, games and historical background for each of the women.
    • National Women’s History Museum: Clandestine Women: Spies in American History
      “Throughout American history, espionage has played a major role in how this country evolved into the international power it is today. While a critical contributor to the creation and growth of the nation, spying and related intelligence gathering efforts have often gone unacknowledged.”
       


    Social Studies: World History and Culture Sites

    • Eyewitness to History
      http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html
       
      EyeWitness to History is your students’ ringside seat to history—from the ancient world to the present. The program, presented by Ibis Communications, a digital publisher of educational programming, uses firsthand accounts along with film clips and audio (voices) from the past. Students will also find notable quotes, a photo of the week and snapshots of events that happened in the current month.
    • Historical Treasure Chests Activities
      http://ciese.org/curriculum/treasure/
      The Historical Treasure Chests activities from the Stevens Institute of Technology engage students in investigating authentic materials from the past. Students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the Web sites listed in the reference section. By looking closely for details, students draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which the materials were created. Further research, using secondary sources, will either confirm or challenge their ideas.
    • Yin Yu Tan
      http://www.pem.org/sites/yinyutang/house/base.html
      Yin Yu Tan, a late Qing dynasty merchants’ house, was originally located in southeastern China. Re-erected at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Yin Yu Tan is now open to visitors. Explore the house online to discover this rare example of the region’s renowned architecture and to learn about the daily life of the Huang family, who lived in Yin Yu Tang for more than 200 years. The Peabody Essex Museum’s Web site takes you on a virtual tour of the house with print and audio narratives, pictures, videos and copies of correspondence sent between family members.
      Check out this Primary Source World activity, which includes questions and documents related to the house to make connections between geography and Chinese culture for students in grades 5–12. 
    • Visual Culture of Spanish America
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/  (in English)
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/espanol/index.html (in Spanish)
      The Vistas project at Smith College in Massachusetts seeks to bring an understanding of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience. Spanish America was an extensive region—covering much of the Americas, running from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Its visual culture was forged in urban centers, religious and frontier communities, and indigenous towns. The Vistas Web site offers easy access in English and Spanish to key components of this project. The Web site provides a gallery of more than 100 color images, interpretive essays and a searchable bibliography on visual culture. The site also includes a glossary of English and Spanish.
    • Zon/New Chengo (Culture and Languages of China)
      http://enterzon.com/
      A new, cost-free Web-based role-playing game aims to help students and adults learn more about the culture and languages of China. Called Zon/New Chengo, the multiplayer game was created by Yong Zhao, Michigan State University distinguished professor of educational psychology and technology. A native of a poor, remote area of the Sichuan Province, he has become a highly influential researcher in Chinese education. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."
      Worldwise Schools
      Sponsored by the Peace Corps educators can access more than 50 interactive lessons.



       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     

    pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     
       

    ion. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    d other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    s, games and historical background for each of the women.
    • National Women’s History Museum: Clandestine Women: Spies in American History
      “Throughout American history, espionage has played a major role in how this country evolved into the international power it is today. While a critical contributor to the creation and growth of the nation, spying and related intelligence gathering efforts have often gone unacknowledged.”
       


    Social Studies: World History and Culture Sites

    • Eyewitness to History
      http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html
       
      EyeWitness to History is your students’ ringside seat to history—from the ancient world to the present. The program, presented by Ibis Communications, a digital publisher of educational programming, uses firsthand accounts along with film clips and audio (voices) from the past. Students will also find notable quotes, a photo of the week and snapshots of events that happened in the current month.
    • Historical Treasure Chests Activities
      http://ciese.org/curriculum/treasure/
      The Historical Treasure Chests activities from the Stevens Institute of Technology engage students in investigating authentic materials from the past. Students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the Web sites listed in the reference section. By looking closely for details, students draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which the materials were created. Further research, using secondary sources, will either confirm or challenge their ideas.
    • Yin Yu Tan
      http://www.pem.org/sites/yinyutang/house/base.html
      Yin Yu Tan, a late Qing dynasty merchants’ house, was originally located in southeastern China. Re-erected at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Yin Yu Tan is now open to visitors. Explore the house online to discover this rare example of the region’s renowned architecture and to learn about the daily life of the Huang family, who lived in Yin Yu Tang for more than 200 years. The Peabody Essex Museum’s Web site takes you on a virtual tour of the house with print and audio narratives, pictures, videos and copies of correspondence sent between family members.
      Check out this Primary Source World activity, which includes questions and documents related to the house to make connections between geography and Chinese culture for students in grades 5–12. 
    • Visual Culture of Spanish America
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/  (in English)
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/espanol/index.html (in Spanish)
      The Vistas project at Smith College in Massachusetts seeks to bring an understanding of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience. Spanish America was an extensive region—covering much of the Americas, running from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Its visual culture was forged in urban centers, religious and frontier communities, and indigenous towns. The Vistas Web site offers easy access in English and Spanish to key components of this project. The Web site provides a gallery of more than 100 color images, interpretive essays and a searchable bibliography on visual culture. The site also includes a glossary of English and Spanish.
    • Zon/New Chengo (Culture and Languages of China)
      http://enterzon.com/
      A new, cost-free Web-based role-playing game aims to help students and adults learn more about the culture and languages of China. Called Zon/New Chengo, the multiplayer game was created by Yong Zhao, Michigan State University distinguished professor of educational psychology and technology. A native of a poor, remote area of the Sichuan Province, he has become a highly influential researcher in Chinese education. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."
      Worldwise Schools
      Sponsored by the Peace Corps educators can access more than 50 interactive lessons.



       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     

    pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     
       

    ion. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    d other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    li> Women In World History Curriculum         
    http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/
    Designed for teachers, teenagers, parents, and history buffs, this site offers free lessons, biographies of women rulers, and quotes to celebrate women's history.
    • Women of Our Time
      http://www.npg.si.edu/cexh/woot/index.htm
      The online exhibition Women of Our Time highlights famous and influential American women of the twentieth century. The iconic images include studio portraits, glamorous publicity shots, press photographs, fashion photographs, advertising images and amateur snapshots.
    • Setting the Precedent : Four Women Who Excelled in Business
      http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/archives/WIB-tour/mainMovie.html
      Setting the Precedent is a virtual tour introducing four exceptional American women who succeeded in business in the twentieth century. The website features biographical information, timelines, games and historical background for each of the women.
    • National Women’s History Museum: Clandestine Women: Spies in American History
      “Throughout American history, espionage has played a major role in how this country evolved into the international power it is today. While a critical contributor to the creation and growth of the nation, spying and related intelligence gathering efforts have often gone unacknowledged.”
       


    Social Studies: World History and Culture Sites

    • Eyewitness to History
      http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html
       
      EyeWitness to History is your students’ ringside seat to history—from the ancient world to the present. The program, presented by Ibis Communications, a digital publisher of educational programming, uses firsthand accounts along with film clips and audio (voices) from the past. Students will also find notable quotes, a photo of the week and snapshots of events that happened in the current month.
    • Historical Treasure Chests Activities
      http://ciese.org/curriculum/treasure/
      The Historical Treasure Chests activities from the Stevens Institute of Technology engage students in investigating authentic materials from the past. Students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the Web sites listed in the reference section. By looking closely for details, students draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which the materials were created. Further research, using secondary sources, will either confirm or challenge their ideas.
    • Yin Yu Tan
      http://www.pem.org/sites/yinyutang/house/base.html
      Yin Yu Tan, a late Qing dynasty merchants’ house, was originally located in southeastern China. Re-erected at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Yin Yu Tan is now open to visitors. Explore the house online to discover this rare example of the region’s renowned architecture and to learn about the daily life of the Huang family, who lived in Yin Yu Tang for more than 200 years. The Peabody Essex Museum’s Web site takes you on a virtual tour of the house with print and audio narratives, pictures, videos and copies of correspondence sent between family members.
      Check out this Primary Source World activity, which includes questions and documents related to the house to make connections between geography and Chinese culture for students in grades 5–12. 
    • Visual Culture of Spanish America
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/  (in English)
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/espanol/index.html (in Spanish)
      The Vistas project at Smith College in Massachusetts seeks to bring an understanding of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience. Spanish America was an extensive region—covering much of the Americas, running from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Its visual culture was forged in urban centers, religious and frontier communities, and indigenous towns. The Vistas Web site offers easy access in English and Spanish to key components of this project. The Web site provides a gallery of more than 100 color images, interpretive essays and a searchable bibliography on visual culture. The site also includes a glossary of English and Spanish.
    • Zon/New Chengo (Culture and Languages of China)
      http://enterzon.com/
      A new, cost-free Web-based role-playing game aims to help students and adults learn more about the culture and languages of China. Called Zon/New Chengo, the multiplayer game was created by Yong Zhao, Michigan State University distinguished professor of educational psychology and technology. A native of a poor, remote area of the Sichuan Province, he has become a highly influential researcher in Chinese education. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."
      Worldwise Schools
      Sponsored by the Peace Corps educators can access more than 50 interactive lessons.
      A Variety of Calendars
      This site is a museum of calendars in use today – Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and Jewish – as well as some no longer being used – Mayan, Roman, and the French Revolutionary Calendar.



       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     

    li> Women In World History Curriculum         
    http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/
    Designed for teachers, teenagers, parents, and history buffs, this site offers free lessons, biographies of women rulers, and quotes to celebrate women's history.
    • Women of Our Time
      http://www.npg.si.edu/cexh/woot/index.htm
      The online exhibition Women of Our Time highlights famous and influential American women of the twentieth century. The iconic images include studio portraits, glamorous publicity shots, press photographs, fashion photographs, advertising images and amateur snapshots.
    • Setting the Precedent : Four Women Who Excelled in Business
      http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/archives/WIB-tour/mainMovie.html
      Setting the Precedent is a virtual tour introducing four exceptional American women who succeeded in business in the twentieth century. The website features biographical information, timelines, games and historical background for each of the women.
    • National Women’s History Museum: Clandestine Women: Spies in American History
      “Throughout American history, espionage has played a major role in how this country evolved into the international power it is today. While a critical contributor to the creation and growth of the nation, spying and related intelligence gathering efforts have often gone unacknowledged.”
       


    Social Studies: World History and Culture Sites

    • Eyewitness to History
      http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html
       
      EyeWitness to History is your students’ ringside seat to history—from the ancient world to the present. The program, presented by Ibis Communications, a digital publisher of educational programming, uses firsthand accounts along with film clips and audio (voices) from the past. Students will also find notable quotes, a photo of the week and snapshots of events that happened in the current month.
    • Historical Treasure Chests Activities
      http://ciese.org/curriculum/treasure/
      The Historical Treasure Chests activities from the Stevens Institute of Technology engage students in investigating authentic materials from the past. Students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the Web sites listed in the reference section. By looking closely for details, students draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which the materials were created. Further research, using secondary sources, will either confirm or challenge their ideas.
    • Yin Yu Tan
      http://www.pem.org/sites/yinyutang/house/base.html
      Yin Yu Tan, a late Qing dynasty merchants’ house, was originally located in southeastern China. Re-erected at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Yin Yu Tan is now open to visitors. Explore the house online to discover this rare example of the region’s renowned architecture and to learn about the daily life of the Huang family, who lived in Yin Yu Tang for more than 200 years. The Peabody Essex Museum’s Web site takes you on a virtual tour of the house with print and audio narratives, pictures, videos and copies of correspondence sent between family members.
      Check out this Primary Source World activity, which includes questions and documents related to the house to make connections between geography and Chinese culture for students in grades 5–12. 
    • Visual Culture of Spanish America
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/  (in English)
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/espanol/index.html (in Spanish)
      The Vistas project at Smith College in Massachusetts seeks to bring an understanding of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience. Spanish America was an extensive region—covering much of the Americas, running from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Its visual culture was forged in urban centers, religious and frontier communities, and indigenous towns. The Vistas Web site offers easy access in English and Spanish to key components of this project. The Web site provides a gallery of more than 100 color images, interpretive essays and a searchable bibliography on visual culture. The site also includes a glossary of English and Spanish.
    • Zon/New Chengo (Culture and Languages of China)
      http://enterzon.com/
      A new, cost-free Web-based role-playing game aims to help students and adults learn more about the culture and languages of China. Called Zon/New Chengo, the multiplayer game was created by Yong Zhao, Michigan State University distinguished professor of educational psychology and technology. A native of a poor, remote area of the Sichuan Province, he has become a highly influential researcher in Chinese education. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."
      Worldwise Schools
      Sponsored by the Peace Corps educators can access more than 50 interactive lessons.
      A Variety of Calendars
      This site is a museum of calendars in use today – Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and Jewish – as well as some no longer being used – Mayan, Roman, and the French Revolutionary Calendar.



       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     


    li> Women In World History Curriculum         
    http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/
    Designed for teachers, teenagers, parents, and history buffs, this site offers free lessons, biographies of women rulers, and quotes to celebrate women's history.
    • Women of Our Time
      http://www.npg.si.edu/cexh/woot/index.htm
      The online exhibition Women of Our Time highlights famous and influential American women of the twentieth century. The iconic images include studio portraits, glamorous publicity shots, press photographs, fashion photographs, advertising images and amateur snapshots.
    • Setting the Precedent : Four Women Who Excelled in Business
      http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/archives/WIB-tour/mainMovie.html
      Setting the Precedent is a virtual tour introducing four exceptional American women who succeeded in business in the twentieth century. The website features biographical information, timelines, games and historical background for each of the women.
    • National Women’s History Museum: Clandestine Women: Spies in American History
      “Throughout American history, espionage has played a major role in how this country evolved into the international power it is today. While a critical contributor to the creation and growth of the nation, spying and related intelligence gathering efforts have often gone unacknowledged.”
       


    Social Studies: World History and Culture Sites

    • Eyewitness to History
      http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html
       
      EyeWitness to History is your students’ ringside seat to history—from the ancient world to the present. The program, presented by Ibis Communications, a digital publisher of educational programming, uses firsthand accounts along with film clips and audio (voices) from the past. Students will also find notable quotes, a photo of the week and snapshots of events that happened in the current month.
    • Historical Treasure Chests Activities
      http://ciese.org/curriculum/treasure/
      The Historical Treasure Chests activities from the Stevens Institute of Technology engage students in investigating authentic materials from the past. Students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the Web sites listed in the reference section. By looking closely for details, students draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which the materials were created. Further research, using secondary sources, will either confirm or challenge their ideas.
    • Yin Yu Tan
      http://www.pem.org/sites/yinyutang/house/base.html
      Yin Yu Tan, a late Qing dynasty merchants’ house, was originally located in southeastern China. Re-erected at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Yin Yu Tan is now open to visitors. Explore the house online to discover this rare example of the region’s renowned architecture and to learn about the daily life of the Huang family, who lived in Yin Yu Tang for more than 200 years. The Peabody Essex Museum’s Web site takes you on a virtual tour of the house with print and audio narratives, pictures, videos and copies of correspondence sent between family members.
      Check out this Primary Source World activity, which includes questions and documents related to the house to make connections between geography and Chinese culture for students in grades 5–12. 
    • Visual Culture of Spanish America
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/  (in English)
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/espanol/index.html (in Spanish)
      The Vistas project at Smith College in Massachusetts seeks to bring an understanding of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience. Spanish America was an extensive region—covering much of the Americas, running from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Its visual culture was forged in urban centers, religious and frontier communities, and indigenous towns. The Vistas Web site offers easy access in English and Spanish to key components of this project. The Web site provides a gallery of more than 100 color images, interpretive essays and a searchable bibliography on visual culture. The site also includes a glossary of English and Spanish.
    • Zon/New Chengo (Culture and Languages of China)
      http://enterzon.com/
      A new, cost-free Web-based role-playing game aims to help students and adults learn more about the culture and languages of China. Called Zon/New Chengo, the multiplayer game was created by Yong Zhao, Michigan State University distinguished professor of educational psychology and technology. A native of a poor, remote area of the Sichuan Province, he has become a highly influential researcher in Chinese education. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."
      Worldwise Schools
      Sponsored by the Peace Corps educators can access more than 50 interactive lessons.



       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     

    pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     
       

    ion. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    d other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    s, games and historical background for each of the women.
    • National Women’s History Museum: Clandestine Women: Spies in American History
      “Throughout American history, espionage has played a major role in how this country evolved into the international power it is today. While a critical contributor to the creation and growth of the nation, spying and related intelligence gathering efforts have often gone unacknowledged.”
       


    Social Studies: World History and Culture Sites

    • Eyewitness to History
      http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html
       
      EyeWitness to History is your students’ ringside seat to history—from the ancient world to the present. The program, presented by Ibis Communications, a digital publisher of educational programming, uses firsthand accounts along with film clips and audio (voices) from the past. Students will also find notable quotes, a photo of the week and snapshots of events that happened in the current month.
    • Historical Treasure Chests Activities
      http://ciese.org/curriculum/treasure/
      The Historical Treasure Chests activities from the Stevens Institute of Technology engage students in investigating authentic materials from the past. Students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the Web sites listed in the reference section. By looking closely for details, students draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which the materials were created. Further research, using secondary sources, will either confirm or challenge their ideas.
    • Yin Yu Tan
      http://www.pem.org/sites/yinyutang/house/base.html
      Yin Yu Tan, a late Qing dynasty merchants’ house, was originally located in southeastern China. Re-erected at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Yin Yu Tan is now open to visitors. Explore the house online to discover this rare example of the region’s renowned architecture and to learn about the daily life of the Huang family, who lived in Yin Yu Tang for more than 200 years. The Peabody Essex Museum’s Web site takes you on a virtual tour of the house with print and audio narratives, pictures, videos and copies of correspondence sent between family members.
      Check out this Primary Source World activity, which includes questions and documents related to the house to make connections between geography and Chinese culture for students in grades 5–12. 
    • Visual Culture of Spanish America
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/  (in English)
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/espanol/index.html (in Spanish)
      The Vistas project at Smith College in Massachusetts seeks to bring an understanding of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience. Spanish America was an extensive region—covering much of the Americas, running from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Its visual culture was forged in urban centers, religious and frontier communities, and indigenous towns. The Vistas Web site offers easy access in English and Spanish to key components of this project. The Web site provides a gallery of more than 100 color images, interpretive essays and a searchable bibliography on visual culture. The site also includes a glossary of English and Spanish.
    • Zon/New Chengo (Culture and Languages of China)
      http://enterzon.com/
      A new, cost-free Web-based role-playing game aims to help students and adults learn more about the culture and languages of China. Called Zon/New Chengo, the multiplayer game was created by Yong Zhao, Michigan State University distinguished professor of educational psychology and technology. A native of a poor, remote area of the Sichuan Province, he has become a highly influential researcher in Chinese education. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."
      Worldwise Schools
      Sponsored by the Peace Corps educators can access more than 50 interactive lessons.



       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     

    pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     
       

    ion. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    d other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    chool students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."
      Worldwise Schools
      Sponsored by the Peace Corps educators can access more than 50 interactive lessons.
      A Variety of Calendars
      This site is a museum of calendars in use today – Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and Jewish – as well as some no longer being used – Mayan, Roman, and the French Revolutionary Calendar.



       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     

    li> Women In World History Curriculum         
    http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/
    Designed for teachers, teenagers, parents, and history buffs, this site offers free lessons, biographies of women rulers, and quotes to celebrate women's history.
    • Women of Our Time
      http://www.npg.si.edu/cexh/woot/index.htm
      The online exhibition Women of Our Time highlights famous and influential American women of the twentieth century. The iconic images include studio portraits, glamorous publicity shots, press photographs, fashion photographs, advertising images and amateur snapshots.
    • Setting the Precedent : Four Women Who Excelled in Business
      http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/archives/WIB-tour/mainMovie.html
      Setting the Precedent is a virtual tour introducing four exceptional American women who succeeded in business in the twentieth century. The website features biographical information, timelines, games and historical background for each of the women.
    • National Women’s History Museum: Clandestine Women: Spies in American History
      “Throughout American history, espionage has played a major role in how this country evolved into the international power it is today. While a critical contributor to the creation and growth of the nation, spying and related intelligence gathering efforts have often gone unacknowledged.”
       


    Social Studies: World History and Culture Sites

    • Eyewitness to History
      http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html
       
      EyeWitness to History is your students’ ringside seat to history—from the ancient world to the present. The program, presented by Ibis Communications, a digital publisher of educational programming, uses firsthand accounts along with film clips and audio (voices) from the past. Students will also find notable quotes, a photo of the week and snapshots of events that happened in the current month.
    • Historical Treasure Chests Activities
      http://ciese.org/curriculum/treasure/
      The Historical Treasure Chests activities from the Stevens Institute of Technology engage students in investigating authentic materials from the past. Students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the Web sites listed in the reference section. By looking closely for details, students draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which the materials were created. Further research, using secondary sources, will either confirm or challenge their ideas.
    • Yin Yu Tan
      http://www.pem.org/sites/yinyutang/house/base.html
      Yin Yu Tan, a late Qing dynasty merchants’ house, was originally located in southeastern China. Re-erected at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Yin Yu Tan is now open to visitors. Explore the house online to discover this rare example of the region’s renowned architecture and to learn about the daily life of the Huang family, who lived in Yin Yu Tang for more than 200 years. The Peabody Essex Museum’s Web site takes you on a virtual tour of the house with print and audio narratives, pictures, videos and copies of correspondence sent between family members.
      Check out this Primary Source World activity, which includes questions and documents related to the house to make connections between geography and Chinese culture for students in grades 5–12. 
    • Visual Culture of Spanish America
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/  (in English)
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/espanol/index.html (in Spanish)
      The Vistas project at Smith College in Massachusetts seeks to bring an understanding of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience. Spanish America was an extensive region—covering much of the Americas, running from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Its visual culture was forged in urban centers, religious and frontier communities, and indigenous towns. The Vistas Web site offers easy access in English and Spanish to key components of this project. The Web site provides a gallery of more than 100 color images, interpretive essays and a searchable bibliography on visual culture. The site also includes a glossary of English and Spanish.
    • Zon/New Chengo (Culture and Languages of China)
      http://enterzon.com/
      A new, cost-free Web-based role-playing game aims to help students and adults learn more about the culture and languages of China. Called Zon/New Chengo, the multiplayer game was created by Yong Zhao, Michigan State University distinguished professor of educational psychology and technology. A native of a poor, remote area of the Sichuan Province, he has become a highly influential researcher in Chinese education. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."
      Worldwise Schools
      Sponsored by the Peace Corps educators can access more than 50 interactive lessons.
      A Variety of Calendars
      This site is a museum of calendars in use today – Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and Jewish – as well as some no longer being used – Mayan, Roman, and the French Revolutionary Calendar.



       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     


    li> Women In World History Curriculum         
    http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/
    Designed for teachers, teenagers, parents, and history buffs, this site offers free lessons, biographies of women rulers, and quotes to celebrate women's history.
    • Women of Our Time
      http://www.npg.si.edu/cexh/woot/index.htm
      The online exhibition Women of Our Time highlights famous and influential American women of the twentieth century. The iconic images include studio portraits, glamorous publicity shots, press photographs, fashion photographs, advertising images and amateur snapshots.
    • Setting the Precedent : Four Women Who Excelled in Business
      http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/archives/WIB-tour/mainMovie.html
      Setting the Precedent is a virtual tour introducing four exceptional American women who succeeded in business in the twentieth century. The website features biographical information, timelines, games and historical background for each of the women.
    • National Women’s History Museum: Clandestine Women: Spies in American History
      “Throughout American history, espionage has played a major role in how this country evolved into the international power it is today. While a critical contributor to the creation and growth of the nation, spying and related intelligence gathering efforts have often gone unacknowledged.”
       


    Social Studies: World History and Culture Sites

    • Eyewitness to History
      http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html
       
      EyeWitness to History is your students’ ringside seat to history—from the ancient world to the present. The program, presented by Ibis Communications, a digital publisher of educational programming, uses firsthand accounts along with film clips and audio (voices) from the past. Students will also find notable quotes, a photo of the week and snapshots of events that happened in the current month.
    • Historical Treasure Chests Activities
      http://ciese.org/curriculum/treasure/
      The Historical Treasure Chests activities from the Stevens Institute of Technology engage students in investigating authentic materials from the past. Students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the Web sites listed in the reference section. By looking closely for details, students draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which the materials were created. Further research, using secondary sources, will either confirm or challenge their ideas.
    • Yin Yu Tan
      http://www.pem.org/sites/yinyutang/house/base.html
      Yin Yu Tan, a late Qing dynasty merchants’ house, was originally located in southeastern China. Re-erected at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Yin Yu Tan is now open to visitors. Explore the house online to discover this rare example of the region’s renowned architecture and to learn about the daily life of the Huang family, who lived in Yin Yu Tang for more than 200 years. The Peabody Essex Museum’s Web site takes you on a virtual tour of the house with print and audio narratives, pictures, videos and copies of correspondence sent between family members.
      Check out this Primary Source World activity, which includes questions and documents related to the house to make connections between geography and Chinese culture for students in grades 5–12. 
    • Visual Culture of Spanish America
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/  (in English)
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/espanol/index.html (in Spanish)
      The Vistas project at Smith College in Massachusetts seeks to bring an understanding of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience. Spanish America was an extensive region—covering much of the Americas, running from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Its visual culture was forged in urban centers, religious and frontier communities, and indigenous towns. The Vistas Web site offers easy access in English and Spanish to key components of this project. The Web site provides a gallery of more than 100 color images, interpretive essays and a searchable bibliography on visual culture. The site also includes a glossary of English and Spanish.
    • Zon/New Chengo (Culture and Languages of China)
      http://enterzon.com/
      A new, cost-free Web-based role-playing game aims to help students and adults learn more about the culture and languages of China. Called Zon/New Chengo, the multiplayer game was created by Yong Zhao, Michigan State University distinguished professor of educational psychology and technology. A native of a poor, remote area of the Sichuan Province, he has become a highly influential researcher in Chinese education. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."
      Worldwise Schools
      Sponsored by the Peace Corps educators can access more than 50 interactive lessons.



       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     

    pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     
       

    ion. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    d other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    s, games and historical background for each of the women.
    • National Women’s History Museum: Clandestine Women: Spies in American History
      “Throughout American history, espionage has played a major role in how this country evolved into the international power it is today. While a critical contributor to the creation and growth of the nation, spying and related intelligence gathering efforts have often gone unacknowledged.”
       


    Social Studies: World History and Culture Sites

    • Eyewitness to History
      http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html
       
      EyeWitness to History is your students’ ringside seat to history—from the ancient world to the present. The program, presented by Ibis Communications, a digital publisher of educational programming, uses firsthand accounts along with film clips and audio (voices) from the past. Students will also find notable quotes, a photo of the week and snapshots of events that happened in the current month.
    • Historical Treasure Chests Activities
      http://ciese.org/curriculum/treasure/
      The Historical Treasure Chests activities from the Stevens Institute of Technology engage students in investigating authentic materials from the past. Students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the Web sites listed in the reference section. By looking closely for details, students draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which the materials were created. Further research, using secondary sources, will either confirm or challenge their ideas.
    • Yin Yu Tan
      http://www.pem.org/sites/yinyutang/house/base.html
      Yin Yu Tan, a late Qing dynasty merchants’ house, was originally located in southeastern China. Re-erected at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Yin Yu Tan is now open to visitors. Explore the house online to discover this rare example of the region’s renowned architecture and to learn about the daily life of the Huang family, who lived in Yin Yu Tang for more than 200 years. The Peabody Essex Museum’s Web site takes you on a virtual tour of the house with print and audio narratives, pictures, videos and copies of correspondence sent between family members.
      Check out this Primary Source World activity, which includes questions and documents related to the house to make connections between geography and Chinese culture for students in grades 5–12. 
    • Visual Culture of Spanish America
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/  (in English)
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/espanol/index.html (in Spanish)
      The Vistas project at Smith College in Massachusetts seeks to bring an understanding of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience. Spanish America was an extensive region—covering much of the Americas, running from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Its visual culture was forged in urban centers, religious and frontier communities, and indigenous towns. The Vistas Web site offers easy access in English and Spanish to key components of this project. The Web site provides a gallery of more than 100 color images, interpretive essays and a searchable bibliography on visual culture. The site also includes a glossary of English and Spanish.
    • Zon/New Chengo (Culture and Languages of China)
      http://enterzon.com/
      A new, cost-free Web-based role-playing game aims to help students and adults learn more about the culture and languages of China. Called Zon/New Chengo, the multiplayer game was created by Yong Zhao, Michigan State University distinguished professor of educational psychology and technology. A native of a poor, remote area of the Sichuan Province, he has become a highly influential researcher in Chinese education. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."
      Worldwise Schools
      Sponsored by the Peace Corps educators can access more than 50 interactive lessons.



       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     

    pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     
       

    ion. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    d other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    estine Women: Spies in American History
    “Throughout American history, espionage has played a major role in how this country evolved into the international power it is today. While a critical contributor to the creation and growth of the nation, spying and related intelligence gathering efforts have often gone unacknowledged.”
     


    Social Studies: World History and Culture Sites

    • Eyewitness to History
      http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html
       
      EyeWitness to History is your students’ ringside seat to history—from the ancient world to the present. The program, presented by Ibis Communications, a digital publisher of educational programming, uses firsthand accounts along with film clips and audio (voices) from the past. Students will also find notable quotes, a photo of the week and snapshots of events that happened in the current month.
    • Historical Treasure Chests Activities
      http://ciese.org/curriculum/treasure/
      The Historical Treasure Chests activities from the Stevens Institute of Technology engage students in investigating authentic materials from the past. Students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the Web sites listed in the reference section. By looking closely for details, students draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which the materials were created. Further research, using secondary sources, will either confirm or challenge their ideas.
    • Yin Yu Tan
      http://www.pem.org/sites/yinyutang/house/base.html
      Yin Yu Tan, a late Qing dynasty merchants’ house, was originally located in southeastern China. Re-erected at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Yin Yu Tan is now open to visitors. Explore the house online to discover this rare example of the region’s renowned architecture and to learn about the daily life of the Huang family, who lived in Yin Yu Tang for more than 200 years. The Peabody Essex Museum’s Web site takes you on a virtual tour of the house with print and audio narratives, pictures, videos and copies of correspondence sent between family members.
      Check out this Primary Source World activity, which includes questions and documents related to the house to make connections between geography and Chinese culture for students in grades 5–12. 
    • Visual Culture of Spanish America
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/  (in English)
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/espanol/index.html (in Spanish)
      The Vistas project at Smith College in Massachusetts seeks to bring an understanding of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience. Spanish America was an extensive region—covering much of the Americas, running from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Its visual culture was forged in urban centers, religious and frontier communities, and indigenous towns. The Vistas Web site offers easy access in English and Spanish to key components of this project. The Web site provides a gallery of more than 100 color images, interpretive essays and a searchable bibliography on visual culture. The site also includes a glossary of English and Spanish.
    • Zon/New Chengo (Culture and Languages of China)
      http://enterzon.com/
      A new, cost-free Web-based role-playing game aims to help students and adults learn more about the culture and languages of China. Called Zon/New Chengo, the multiplayer game was created by Yong Zhao, Michigan State University distinguished professor of educational psychology and technology. A native of a poor, remote area of the Sichuan Province, he has become a highly influential researcher in Chinese education. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."
      Worldwise Schools
      Sponsored by the Peace Corps educators can access more than 50 interactive lessons.
      A Variety of Calendars
      This site is a museum of calendars in use today – Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and Jewish – as well as some no longer being used – Mayan, Roman, and the French Revolutionary Calendar.
    li> Women In World History Curriculum         
    http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/
    Designed for teachers, teenagers, parents, and history buffs, this site offers free lessons, biographies of women rulers, and quotes to celebrate women's history.
    • Women of Our Time
      http://www.npg.si.edu/cexh/woot/index.htm
      The online exhibition Women of Our Time highlights famous and influential American women of the twentieth century. The iconic images include studio portraits, glamorous publicity shots, press photographs, fashion photographs, advertising images and amateur snapshots.
    • Setting the Precedent : Four Women Who Excelled in Business
      http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/archives/WIB-tour/mainMovie.html
      Setting the Precedent is a virtual tour introducing four exceptional American women who succeeded in business in the twentieth century. The website features biographical information, timelines, games and historical background for each of the women.
    • National Women’s History Museum: Clandestine Women: Spies in American History
      “Throughout American history, espionage has played a major role in how this country evolved into the international power it is today. While a critical contributor to the creation and growth of the nation, spying and related intelligence gathering efforts have often gone unacknowledged.”
       


    Social Studies: World History and Culture Sites

    • Eyewitness to History
      http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html
       
      EyeWitness to History is your students’ ringside seat to history—from the ancient world to the present. The program, presented by Ibis Communications, a digital publisher of educational programming, uses firsthand accounts along with film clips and audio (voices) from the past. Students will also find notable quotes, a photo of the week and snapshots of events that happened in the current month.
    • Historical Treasure Chests Activities
      http://ciese.org/curriculum/treasure/
      The Historical Treasure Chests activities from the Stevens Institute of Technology engage students in investigating authentic materials from the past. Students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the Web sites listed in the reference section. By looking closely for details, students draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which the materials were created. Further research, using secondary sources, will either confirm or challenge their ideas.
    • Yin Yu Tan
      http://www.pem.org/sites/yinyutang/house/base.html
      Yin Yu Tan, a late Qing dynasty merchants’ house, was originally located in southeastern China. Re-erected at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Yin Yu Tan is now open to visitors. Explore the house online to discover this rare example of the region’s renowned architecture and to learn about the daily life of the Huang family, who lived in Yin Yu Tang for more than 200 years. The Peabody Essex Museum’s Web site takes you on a virtual tour of the house with print and audio narratives, pictures, videos and copies of correspondence sent between family members.
      Check out this Primary Source World activity, which includes questions and documents related to the house to make connections between geography and Chinese culture for students in grades 5–12. 
    • Visual Culture of Spanish America
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/  (in English)
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/espanol/index.html (in Spanish)
      The Vistas project at Smith College in Massachusetts seeks to bring an understanding of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience. Spanish America was an extensive region—covering much of the Americas, running from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Its visual culture was forged in urban centers, religious and frontier communities, and indigenous towns. The Vistas Web site offers easy access in English and Spanish to key components of this project. The Web site provides a gallery of more than 100 color images, interpretive essays and a searchable bibliography on visual culture. The site also includes a glossary of English and Spanish.
    • Zon/New Chengo (Culture and Languages of China)
      http://enterzon.com/
      A new, cost-free Web-based role-playing game aims to help students and adults learn more about the culture and languages of China. Called Zon/New Chengo, the multiplayer game was created by Yong Zhao, Michigan State University distinguished professor of educational psychology and technology. A native of a poor, remote area of the Sichuan Province, he has become a highly influential researcher in Chinese education. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."
      Worldwise Schools
      Sponsored by the Peace Corps educators can access more than 50 interactive lessons.
      A Variety of Calendars
      This site is a museum of calendars in use today – Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and Jewish – as well as some no longer being used – Mayan, Roman, and the French Revolutionary Calendar.



       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     


    li> Women In World History Curriculum         
    http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/
    Designed for teachers, teenagers, parents, and history buffs, this site offers free lessons, biographies of women rulers, and quotes to celebrate women's history.
    • Women of Our Time
      http://www.npg.si.edu/cexh/woot/index.htm
      The online exhibition Women of Our Time highlights famous and influential American women of the twentieth century. The iconic images include studio portraits, glamorous publicity shots, press photographs, fashion photographs, advertising images and amateur snapshots.
    • Setting the Precedent : Four Women Who Excelled in Business
      http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/archives/WIB-tour/mainMovie.html
      Setting the Precedent is a virtual tour introducing four exceptional American women who succeeded in business in the twentieth century. The website features biographical information, timelines, games and historical background for each of the women.
    • National Women’s History Museum: Clandestine Women: Spies in American History
      “Throughout American history, espionage has played a major role in how this country evolved into the international power it is today. While a critical contributor to the creation and growth of the nation, spying and related intelligence gathering efforts have often gone unacknowledged.”
       


    Social Studies: World History and Culture Sites

    • Eyewitness to History
      http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html
       
      EyeWitness to History is your students’ ringside seat to history—from the ancient world to the present. The program, presented by Ibis Communications, a digital publisher of educational programming, uses firsthand accounts along with film clips and audio (voices) from the past. Students will also find notable quotes, a photo of the week and snapshots of events that happened in the current month.
    • Historical Treasure Chests Activities
      http://ciese.org/curriculum/treasure/
      The Historical Treasure Chests activities from the Stevens Institute of Technology engage students in investigating authentic materials from the past. Students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the Web sites listed in the reference section. By looking closely for details, students draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which the materials were created. Further research, using secondary sources, will either confirm or challenge their ideas.
    • Yin Yu Tan
      http://www.pem.org/sites/yinyutang/house/base.html
      Yin Yu Tan, a late Qing dynasty merchants’ house, was originally located in southeastern China. Re-erected at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Yin Yu Tan is now open to visitors. Explore the house online to discover this rare example of the region’s renowned architecture and to learn about the daily life of the Huang family, who lived in Yin Yu Tang for more than 200 years. The Peabody Essex Museum’s Web site takes you on a virtual tour of the house with print and audio narratives, pictures, videos and copies of correspondence sent between family members.
      Check out this Primary Source World activity, which includes questions and documents related to the house to make connections between geography and Chinese culture for students in grades 5–12. 
    • Visual Culture of Spanish America
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/  (in English)
      http://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/espanol/index.html (in Spanish)
      The Vistas project at Smith College in Massachusetts seeks to bring an understanding of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience. Spanish America was an extensive region—covering much of the Americas, running from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Its visual culture was forged in urban centers, religious and frontier communities, and indigenous towns. The Vistas Web site offers easy access in English and Spanish to key components of this project. The Web site provides a gallery of more than 100 color images, interpretive essays and a searchable bibliography on visual culture. The site also includes a glossary of English and Spanish.
    • Zon/New Chengo (Culture and Languages of China)
      http://enterzon.com/
      A new, cost-free Web-based role-playing game aims to help students and adults learn more about the culture and languages of China. Called Zon/New Chengo, the multiplayer game was created by Yong Zhao, Michigan State University distinguished professor of educational psychology and technology. A native of a poor, remote area of the Sichuan Province, he has become a highly influential researcher in Chinese education. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."
      Worldwise Schools
      Sponsored by the Peace Corps educators can access more than 50 interactive lessons.



       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     

    pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       


     
     
     
       

    ion. The goal for the player is to fare well and advance socially and economically, with players moving from “tourists” to “residents” and finally to “citizens” of modern China. At the different stages, players encounter quests, have access to learning materials—including live Chinese tutors—and are able to organize and participate in social activities.
    • Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World         
      http://www.artic.edu/cleo/
      An interactive guide to the Ancient Art Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on the three cultures of the ancient M erranean: Italy, Egypt, and Greece. Eighteen objects are featured, each with close-up views and related stories in audio. There are also a timeline, glossary which comes with an audio pronunciation guide, maps, and lesson plans for grades 4 through 12. Also available in Spanish, except for the audio files and lesson plans.  
    • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603         
      http://englishhistory.net/tudor.html
      Biographical and historical information on Tudor monarchs, including Henry VII, Henry VIII and his six wives, Edward VI, Jane I (Lady Jane Grey), Mary I, and Elizabeth I; Tudor relatives; and other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    d other citizens. Includes images, primary sources (including letters written by Henry VIII's wives), life in Tudor England, genealogy, bibliography, and filmography. Frequently updated with new material. From a hobbyist.
    • Explore Ancient Eqypt
      Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh’s burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? NOVA’s Explore Ancient Egypt, a multilayered, highly visual interactive, lets students view 360-degree panoramas, “walkaround” photos and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. They’ll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old.
    • Teaching the Milddle East : A Resource for Educators
      http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu
      Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was written by scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units—the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the eCUIP Digital Library Project. The core Foundations lesson plans help students gain a broader understanding of the Middle East. Historical Perspectives lessons compare aspects of culture before and after the advent of Islam. Classroom Connections help teachers explore and share their newfound knowledge with students. Each learning module contains scholarly essays to help frame the issues and examine stereotypes. For each learning module, high school educators have created two lesson plans with guiding questions for student research and classroom discussion.
    • Coming of Age Now
      http://comingofagenow.org
      Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Coming of Age Now is a free, interactive online curriculum that teaches middle school and high school students about the Holocaust through the powerful stories of young people who survived. Students will learn to connect this history to the world today, exploring themes of identify and personal responsibility. The website integrates first-person videos and narratives of Holocaust survivors, artifact explorations, student projects and online discussions.
    • World History Sources
      http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
      "World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially the issues of cultural contact and globalization."
    • TimeMap of World History
      "The TimeMap of World History is an all-inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily."


       
       


     
     
     
       

    s, games and historical background for each of the women.
    • National Women’s History Museum: Clandestine Women: Spies in American History
      “Throughout American history, espionage has played a major role in how this country evolved into the international power it is today. While a critical contributor to the creation and growth of the nation, spying and related intelligence gathering efforts have often gone unacknowledged.”
       


    Social Studies: World History and Culture Sites

    • Eyewitness to History