Browse Website Reviews
A curated guide to the best online content, large and small, in world history through website reviews from the perspective of a world history teacher.
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Logan Museum of Anthropology

With almost 5000 items digitised at the moment and more to come in the near future, this will definitely be a useful site to keep an eye on.
Sculpture of the head of Alexander the Great

BBC Ancient Greece

Overall, the site functions well as a cursory introduction to Ancient Greece and will be of most use to casual visitors, or school-level educators seeking to provide students with additional information.
Digital recreation of a gulag

The Gulag Online Museum

This is indeed a worthwhile site for educators who are interested in searching for labor camps that were used as part of the Soviet Union and its allies.
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Visualizing Cultures

Its careful and intentional promotion of image-centered learning helps provide a model of how to study history and cultures through prints, pictures, and paintings of the past.
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Imágenes y relatos de un viaje por Colombia

The experience of exploring the manuscript is enriched by an impressive array of visual accompaniments and multimedia resources such as maps, image galleries, infographics, animations, and audios.
Detail from a tomb painting showing a woman in a white dress gathering the harvest

BBC Ancient Egypt

Created with the help of academics, writers, and broadcasters, the BBC’s Egyptians webpage provides an excellent, easily digestible overview of Ancient Egypt through a series of essays and photo galleries.

Documenting the American South

A highlight of DocSouth is that under the K-12 link, there are a variety of topics and information for teachers to use in the classroom.
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Primary Source: Educating Global Citizens

Such sources are indeed a superb addition to one’s class; unquestionably the materials on the Primary Source site can help enhance any class.
World War I era map of Europe

Historiana

In the current age of more and more digital learning, the e-learning activities are undoubtedly a brilliant way to achieve higher level thinking in the classroom.
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Ottoman History Podcast

The podcast could serve as a useful tool for scholars of the Ottoman Empire to stay up-to-date on scholarship, for professors in other areas to broaden their knowledge of the Ottoman Empire and establish relevant connections, and for students to engage in analysis of “texts” beyond the written word.

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