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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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Historias: The Spanish History Podcast

The podcast could serve as a useful tool for Latin America experts to stay up-to-date on scholarship, for professors in other areas to broaden their knowledge of Latin America and establish relevant connections, and for students to engage in analysis of “texts” beyond the written word.
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Global Studies at Penn State

The Global Studies Center website hosted by Penn State strives to create a multi-disciplinary resource for educators and researchers.
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Newberry Library French Pamphlet Collection

Its thousands of documents provide users the opportunity to explore a critical period of French history and its global implications in high resolution.
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Louvre Museum Official Website

The site promotes careful attention to the many angles of understanding for each piece: its material qualities, the artist’s background and motivation, larger artistic trends of the period, and the local and global historical context.
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Digital Collections - Penn Museum

The digital collections of the Penn Museum are extensive and easily accessible through their online portal. Its written, visual, and audio sources invite many groups to explore world history by browsing its pieces.
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Digital Archive of Latin American and Caribbean Ephemera

The Digital Archive of Latin American and Caribbean Ephemera offers a valuable option for virtual research and exploration.
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Age of Revolutions

Two features are particularly valuable for students and teachers: the thematic bibliography section and the ‘Teaching Revolutions’ section.

Biblioteca Digital Hispánica (Hispanic Digital Library)

...the Biblioteca Digital Hispánica is a well-organized, highly searchable, and remarkable platform for a wide audience, including instructors, students, researchers, and the general public. Historians interested in Spain’s cross-cultural encounters in Europe, Asia, and the Americas will particularly benefit from this resource.
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Studs Terkel Radio Archive

As stated on the tin, the Studs Terkel Radio Archive is dedicated to digitising and archiving the numerous radio programs that Louis “Studs” Terkel (1912-2008) made throughout his prolific career.
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Crash Course World History

Crash Course World History is a perfect supplementary video overview for AP students, but it is too fast and jumpy to be the main source of learning for a class.

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