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Historical Thinking Matters

The Historical Thinking Matters website is an excellent resource for teachers and students who hope to learn about the importance of the historical perspective. Created by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University and their colleagues at Stanford University, the site will help students learn "to interrogate historical sources and use them to form reasoned conclusions about...

https://historicalthinkingmatters.org/
History & Policy

It's an old saw that those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it, but the History & Policy group takes this maxim very seriously. The group represents a collaboration between the University of Cambridge, The Institute of Historical Research, and The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The purpose of the group is to "demonstrate the relevance of history to contemporary...

https://www.historyandpolicy.org/
Historyworld: History and Timelines

One million words of history can seem a bit daunting, but not when it is divided into 300 narratives and 10,000 events. That's the basic format of the Historyworld site, which was created by Bamber Gascoigne. The narratives are all linked together, and visitors will find that the homepage rotates through different selections, including the history of painting and the history of Andean...

http://www.historyworld.net/default.asp?gtrack=mtop1
Teaching History With Technology

This website offers a host of resources to "help K-12 history and social studies teachers incorporate technology effectively into their courses." As there is so much to consider on this website, visitors should check out the "Getting Started" link at the top of the menu on the left hand side of the homepage. There visitors will find the reasons to teach with technology, tips on how to get...

https://thwt.org/
Historical Society of Michigan

Founded in 1828, the motto of the Historical Society of Michigan is "Promoting our state, our stories since 1828." The Society does a terrific job if it. This website offers curious parties access to information about the state's history, along with materials on the Society's work, outreach efforts, and publications. On the homepage, visitors can learn about the Michigan History magazine and the...

https://www.hsmichigan.org/
Facing History and Ourselves: Educator Resources

Since its founding in 1976, the creators of Facing History and Ourselves have stressed the importance of educators in shaping "a humane, well-educated citizenry that practices civility and preserves human rights." For teachers who align with these values, this assortment of Educator Resources offers a virtual trove of aids, lesson plans, activities, and other tools that focus on how history took...

https://www.facinghistory.org/educator-resources
Smithsonian: Encyclopedia: History and Culture: Activities & Games

The Smithsonian website is brimming with educational materials. These activities and games, which are designed for classrooms ranging from elementary school to high school, seek to bring history and culture to life through engaging educational pursuits. For example, in one activity students learn about the Puerto Rican Carnival by designing and creating their own masks. In another, students...

https://www.si.edu/explore
AHA: Teaching With #DigHist

Over the past several years, more and more history scholars have created digital history projects that present archival material, historical data, and narrative prose in new and innovative ways. From the American Historical Association (AHA) comes Teaching with #DigHist, a series of resources designed to help history instructors easily incorporate digital history into their classrooms. Each month,...

https://www.historians.org/teaching-and-learning/teaching-re...
The National Archives: Education Sessions and Resources

History educators will appreciate this trove of resources from the UK National Archives. This collection contains over 150 classroom resources that cover a myriad of aspects of (primarily) British history from 1066 CE to the present day. Resources include lesson plans, interactive games, teachers' notes, and more. These resources are searchable by time period, ages of students, and by resource...

https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/sessions-and-r...
Beyond the Bubble: History Assessments of Thinking

Educators, particularly teachers in history departments, may enjoy Beyond the Bubble. Created by the Stanford History Education Group, this resource uses the Library of Congress's digital archives to generate a series of History Assessments of Thinking (HATs). HATs consist of short videos, images, or other lesson accompaniments and corresponding assessments that shift students' focus from fact...

https://sheg.stanford.edu/history-assessments
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