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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.

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.
Close-up of the bull seal from the Indus Valley Civilization

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.
Close up image of an Indian girl in traditional northern Indian hill attire holding a cup of tea that says Lipton's tea

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.

Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

An outstanding feature of the site is access to high resolution images and 425 oral histories.
Image of a sixteenth-century Ottoman carpet showing a portion of the carpet's main design field that contains a triple arch design with slender double columns and a hanging lamp in the central archway

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History is a reference, research, and teaching tool for students and instructors interested in global art history or teaching global history through art.

Mediateca INAH

Mediateca INAH facilitates virtual engagements with over half a million interrelated digital reproductions of maps, paintings, sculptures, photographs, audio recordings, documentaries, books, as well as other textual primary sources.

Palestinian Oral History Map

Drawing from thousands of hours of interviews from the Palestinian Oral History Archive (POHA), the map provides a stunning visual representation of Palestine in the 1940s, bringing interviewees’ memories of their lost homeland to life.

Lines of Struggle - Letters to President Lula

As a primary source, the letters offer an interesting and in many cases, moving glimpse into individual stories, feelings, and hopes that might not have necessarily been captured by larger, top-down historical narratives.

Japanese-American Internment Camp Newspapers

The Library of Congress’ collection of Japanese-American Internment Camp Newspapers is a rich, important archive that keeps the stories of the community and their experiences alive.
Part of a Chinese picture scroll depicting a boat on a river and a bridge

The Song Dynasty in China

What makes this module particularly interesting is its usage of a 12th century picture scroll as a means to explore various facets of Chinese life during this period.

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