School Improvement in Maryland
Bookmarks to Useful Sites
Social Studies
HSA - World History Links
General
European History Resources
Asian Modern World History
Western Hemisphere Modern World History
African Modern World History
Ancient World History
Institutions/Programs
General World History Resources
http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/
The World Fact book 2002
http://www.si.edu/resource/faq/
Encyclopedia Smithsonian helps answer frequently asked questions about the Smithsonian with links to resources on subjects from Art to Zoology.
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/history_of_medicine.htm
History of Medicine.
http://www.ibiscom.com/index.html
Primary eyewitness source accounts of events through World and U.S. History
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook.html
Modern world history primary sources
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbook.html
An immense resource on medieval history. Most documents can be downloaded and used in class or link to other sites for individual research papers.
http://www.uidaho.edu/special-collections/Other.Repositories.html
Repository of primary source collections
http://www.historyteacher.net/APEuroCourse/APEuro_Main_Weblinks_Page.htm
Primary and secondary sources divided into eras
http://www.uidaho.edu/special-collections/Other.Repositories.html
Repository of primary source collections
http://www.biography.com/
The on-line edition of A & E television's "Biography" series features reviews of the current top-selling biographies. Videotapes of the programs are available for purchase.
http://www.historyteacher.net/APEuroCourse/APEuro_Main_Weblinks_Page.htm
Primary and secondary sources divided into eras
http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/
World history archives
http://www.hp.uab.edu/image_archive/
Images from world history
http://www.siue.edu/COSTUMES/history.html
What did the common folk to nobility wear in history? From The Roman soldiers to the end of the 19th century is depicted on this site.
http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/food.html
Many valuable lessons could involve students in preparing and tasting foods from this historical period.
http://www.iclnet.org/pub/resources/christian-history.html
This extensive hypertext guide contains links to Web sites containing early Christian church historical documents.
http://www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus/index.html
Great lessons related to the United Nations and world issues are collected in this elegant, professionally done treasury. Excellent lessons for all grade levels. May need to be modified for elementary.
http://www.academicinfo.net/religindex.html
This is a massive site that provides dozens of links to web sites that deal with all aspects of the major world religions.
http://www.mcrel.org/resources/plus/behavior/multi.asp
A few great lesson plans for elementary teachers to use to help students to examine other cultures objectively. Links to other related resources.
http://bay4.de/Literature/8fmtm10/node1.html
An index of hyperlinks of famous people of the Middle Ages
http://www.antislavery.org/breakingthesilence/index.shtml
The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
http://www.pbs.org/wonders/index.html
Wonders of the African World
http://www.hp.uab.edu/image_archive/index.html
Images from history of world art and archaeology for use in the classroom.
http://www.anc.org.za/ancdocs/history/
African National Congress- documents

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European History Resources
http://www.sjolander.com/viking/museum/bt/bt.htm
Pictures of the sections of the Bayeaux tapestry
http://www.dodedans.com/Emap.htm
Black Death- Dance of Death Resources
http://www.shsu.edu/~his_ncp/Feudal1.html
Primary source documents related to feudalism.
http://www.gendercide.org/case_witchhunts.html
European Witch Hunt
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/php/index.htm
Parallel History on NATO and the Warsaw Pact- contains primary sources, many which have been translated into English
http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/town/terrace/adw03/peel/peelhome.htm
PM Robert Peel Web page
http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/town/terrace/adw03/c-eight/18chome.htm
King George III Web Page
http://www.hiddenlondon.com/index.htm
Hidden London
http://robert-owen.midwales.com/
Museum dedicated to industrialist Robert Owen
http://www.umbc.edu/history/CHE/techerpages/indrev.html
Industrial Revolution in England
http://www.victorianlondon.org/
Victorian London
http://www.cmhrc.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/
Coal Mining in Great Britain resources
http://home.earthlink.net/%7Estenhouse/coal/pbl/coalmain.htm
Women in the Coal Mining Pits
http://www.headleypark.bristol.sch.uk/slavery/index.htm
Bristol England and its Connection to the Slave Trade
http://www.holnet.org.uk/learn_tea/index.htm
The History of London- 1939-1945, contains primary sources
http://www.museum-london.org.uk/frames.shtml?http://www.museum-london.org.uk/MOLsite/exhibits/blitz/
Remembering the Blitz Web Page
http://cwihp.si.edu/
Cold War International History Project- contains primary sources
http://www.library.northwestern.edu/spec/siege/
The Siege and Commune of Paris
http://home.fiac.net/marshaw/1916.htm
The Easter Uprising, 1916
http://wwwvms.utexas.edu/~jdana/history/repubhist.html
Irish Republican History Page
http://library.byu.edu/~rdh/eurodocs/
European History primary sources
http://www.bl.uk/collections/treasures/digitisation.html
Actually "turn the pages" of manuscripts from the British Library
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/timelines/britain/cen_munich.shtml
BBC's web page of the Munich Agreement
http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/
French Revolution- primary sources
http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/riseofhitler/index.htm
The rise of Adolf Hitler
http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/triumph/index.html
The Triumph of Adolf Hitler
http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/hitleryouth/index.html
Hitler Youth
http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/holocaust/timeline.html
Holocaust Timeline
http://learningcurve.pro.gov.uk/snapshots/snapshot30/snapshot30.htm
German Occupation of the Rhineland
http://www.treko.net.au/%7Ejerry/why/whytoc.html
Warsaw Diaries
http://www.historyplace.com/worldhistory/famine/index.html
The Irish Potato Famine
http://www.people.virginia.edu/~eas5e/Irish/Famine.html
Irish Potato Famine- Primary Sources
http://vassun.vassar.edu/~sttaylor/FAMINE/
Views of the Irish Potato Famine
http://wwwvms.utexas.edu/~jdana/history/famine.html
The Great Hunger- Irish Potato Famine
http://www.nationalarchives.ie/famine.html
The Irish Potato Famine- Archives of Ireland
http://www.historyplace.com/worldhistory/genocide/index.html
Genocide in the 20th Century
http://www.mtsu.edu/~baustin/holo.html
Extensive resources on the Holocaust
http://www.holocaustmemorialday.gov.uk/2003/sections/education/intro.htm
Holocaust Memorial Day, 2003: Children and the Warsaw Ghetto
http://remember.org/
First-person stories of Jews and non-Jews persecuted by the Nazis and true stories of young people who survived the Holocaust are only two of the features of this very complete site. There is a link to a virtual tour of Auschwitz.
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/IRchild.main.htm
Child Labor in Industrial Great Britain
http://www.kented.org.uk/ngfl/medhist/index2.html
The history of medicine in Kent, England
http://65.107.211.206/index.html
The Victorian Web. Everything you ever wanted to know about Victorian Society.
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Tudors.htm
Everything you ever needed to know about the Tudor Dynasty.
http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page1.asp
This is the official web site of the British monarchy and provides lots of information about palaces, succession and art and jewels of the crown. Some links to other sites.
http://www.llgc.org.uk/ardd/dlgeorge/dlg0002.htm
Exhibition on PM David Lloyd George
http://www.pipeline.com/%7Ecwa/TYWHome.htm
Thirty Years War Website
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Troy/1791/
Katyn Forest Massacre: Polish Deaths at Soviet Hands
http://www.biega.com/museumAK/hak-e.html
Polish Home Army Museum
http://www.polishresistance-ak.org/4%20Article.htm
The Warsaw Uprising: Polish Resistance in World War II
http://picasso.thinkport.org/
MPT's lesson on Picasso
http://www.lib.byu.edu/~rdh/eurodocs/
Eurodocs- Primary sources
http://www.ibiblio.org/pjones/russian/outline.html
Library of Congress' documents from Soviet Archives
http://www.interknowledge.com/russia/rushis01.htm
History of Russia
http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/
The Alexander Palace Time Machine- Life of Nicholas II and his family
http://www.stanford.edu/group/virus/uda/
The Influenza Epidemic of 1917-1918
http://www.historyteacher.net/APEuroCourse/APEuro_Main_Weblinks_Page.htm
Links to all eras of AP Euro
http://www.apmentor.com/europe.html
The AP Mentor- course outline
http://www.alberteinstein.info/
Albert Einstein Archives

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Asian Modern World History
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/China/ChinaQuest.html
Students role-play members of a fact-finding team to investigate a variety of resources to arrive at policy conclusions and submit a plan of actions to the U.S. government. Very sophisticated simulation provides a variety of experiences.
http://www.koreasociety.org/
The Korea Society- Lesson plans on historic and modern Korea
http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/
Asia for Educators- Classroom materials for both Ancient and Modern Asian History
http://depts.washington.edu/chinaciv/index.htm
A Visual Sourcebook of Chinese Civilization

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Western Hemisphere Modern World History
http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/Unofficial/Canadiana/README.html
The Canadian Resource Page is a virtual encyclopedia on every aspect of Canada. There are approximately 500 links to information from this site.
http://www.andes.org/
Learn about the ancient native peoples of South American and how their culture has evolved over time. Site provides stories, music photographs of this region.

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African Modern World History
http://www.lib.virginia.edu/clemons/RMC/exhib/93.ray.aa/African.html
This is a great site for elementary students to study the world cultures of Africa. On-line catalog of African items with vivid photographs.
http://touregypt.net/
This site gives students plenty of information about both Ancient Egypt and modern Egypt. Can be used as a student research tool.

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Ancient World History
http://www.livius.org/home.html
A site of hyperlinks to articles about ancient civilizations in Mesopotamia and Europe.
http://julen.net/ancient/Daily_Life/
Ancient World Web
http://eawc.evansville.edu/index.htm
Exploring Ancient World Cultures
http://www.asiasociety.org/arts/monksandmerchants/index.html
A great site for information and lesson ideas about the Silk Road.
http://www.silk-road.com/toc/index.html
A collection of primary source Silk Road narratives.
http://www.ibsa-inc.org/royalty.htm#Mussa
Short biographies of the ancient African kings and queens.
http://www.halfmoon.org/
Discover why Mayans continue with some of their age-old traditions. Try your hand and reading and writing in Mayan Hieroglyphics.
http://www.civilization.ca/civil/maya/mmc02eng.html
A good site for information about the ancient Mayan civilization.
http://www.rose-hulman.edu/~delacova/incas.htm
A good site for information about the ancient Inca civilization.
http://odyssey.lib.duke.edu/papyrus/texts/homepage.html
This is a very comprehensive repository of electronic images of 1,373 papyri from ancient Egypt. Most of the documents have not been translated, but it is just interesting to view them.
http://www.cofc.edu/~piccione/index.html
In addition to much text resources, images of geographical features and archaeological remains of the Nile Valley make this an excellent site. This is a sophisticated site created for a college course.
http://www.guardians.net/egypt/
Students can learn to read and write hieroglyphics. They can make up their own messages and put them into a translator.
http://www.egyptology.com/reeder/
Take a virtual tour of the fascinating tomb of Egyptian King Niusere. Includes various links to other interesting sites.
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/Olympics/
Students will love going to this site and touring the ancient Olympia. This was really designed for upper elementary and high school.
http://www.ibiblio.org/expo/deadsea.scrolls.exhibit/intro.html
Images of 12 scroll fragments and 29 other are featured in this inviting online exhibit. The teacher resource pages are also helpful.
http://iuscivile.com/
Most history teachers have heard of the Romans' Twelve Tables or the Code of Hammurabi, but few have actually seen them on-line. Site includes other Roman Law resources.
http://205.146.39.13/success/lessons/Lesson3/MSSc3%5FL.HTM
A lesson where students will use the Internet to research information about the ancient Olympic Games and Greek culture in order to write about the athletes and to describe aspects of the ancient Olympics in an oral presentation.
http://www.public.iastate.edu/~rjsalvad/scmfaq/scmfaq.html
This site covers both the prehistoric cultures of Mexico to the society and culture of Mexico today. Some links in English and Spanish.
http://www.mit.edu:8001/people/wchuang/cooking/recipes/Roman/Ancient_Roman.html
This site features a variety of recipes for the ancient Romans. Interesting reading and useful if preparing a Roman feast.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/97/genghis/index.html
This superb on-line version of the National Geographic trek through Mongolia is a fabulous way for students to link history and geography together Links to text, audio or video clips in the most notable site. Speeches that were important in World History can be found on this site. Good way to get primary documents into your classroom.
http://www.ea.pvt.k12.pa.us/medant/
Discover how the Ancient Greek healers used a person's dreams to aid in diagnosis. An unusual but interesting site, some translations from Hippocrates.
http://www.dalton.org/groups/rome/
Another huge collection of resources of ancient Rome, organized into several categories: literature, archaeology, etc.
http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/
Asia for Educators- Classroom materials for both Ancient and Modern Asian History
http://www.chinapage.com/china.html
This is a great site for students to learn about the development of China including the dynasties. There are fun and creative ways to teach students about the hands-on approach.
http://www.utexas.edu/courses/wilson/ant304/biography/arybios98/smithbio.html
The Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang summary and photos.
http://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/shaanxi/xian/terra_cotta_army/mausoleum_1.htm
Mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shi Huang---The Greatest Archaeological Discovery
http://campus.northpark.edu/history/WebChron/China/TerraWar.html
Terra Cotta Warriors of the Qin Dynasty
http://hubcap.clemson.edu/~eemoise/ch02tca.html
The Terra Cotta Army of Qin Shihuang
www.central.k12.ca.us/akers/terracotta_army.html
The Terra Cotta Army
http://history.howstuffworks.com/asian-history/seven-wonder-ancient-world.htm
The Seven Wonders of the World
http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/mongols/
The Mongols in World History

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Institutions/ Programs
http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/
Maryland State Archives
http://www.mdhs.org/index.html
Maryland Historical Society
http://ncwhs.oah.org/index.htm
National Collaborative for Women's History Sites
http://www.civilwar.org/library_and_classroom.htm
Civil War Trust
http://www.loc.gov/folklife/vets/
Veteran's History Project