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Hypothesis

This tool provides a user-friendly way for you and your students to have conversations about primary and secondary sources through digital annotation.
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Juxtapose: Easy-to-make frame comparisons

This tool is perfect for historians because it emphasizes visual representations of change over time.
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Soundcite: Seamless inline audio

This is a great tool to use with students to have them engage with sound as historical artifacts as well as to think about how incorporating sound into your writing can enhance a historical argument.
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MapWarper

This can be a powerful tool to understand the spatial orientation of past places or events and to present spatial history projects directly onto contemporary maps.
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TimelineJS: Easy to make, beautiful timelines

TimelineJS also provides a dynamic way for students to demonstrate their understanding of change over time as well as their ability to tell stories using digital technologies.
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National Museum of China

In summation, the NMC site has a number of areas that will prove interesting to educators and most casual visitors, but overall, its main function is to provide information about the museum itself.
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Livingstone Online

While the site is primarily dedicated to digitising the famed British explorer’s works, Livingstone Online is far more than a mere repository of primary sources.

Teaching East Asia Online Curriculum Projects

The lessons provided are insightful explorations of Japanese history that strike a balance between academic rigour, accessibility, and being able to draw student attention, making them a valuable addition to any world history teacher’s toolkit.
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A History of the World in 100 Objects

Overall A History of the World in 100 Objects is a great resource to teach world history through visual culture in an accessible and succinct format for both school and college-level classes.
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Tasveer Ghar (A House of Pictures)

This database would be most useful for instructors teaching modern South Asia and for students in college-level seminars.

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