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  • "Viva Computer Links not Chain Links!": A Review of Web Sites on the US-Mexican Border(131 clicks)
    Discusses the relative merits of Web sites. The Historical Text Archive is praised.
  • 19th Century Schoolbooks(103 clicks)
    Including history, Searchable.
  • A Biography of America(166 clicks)
    Teaching resorces
  • A Curriculum of United States Labor History for Teachers(136 clicks)
  • A Student's Guide to History(109 clicks)
    Good instructions and tips.
  • Abby's Resource Page for Social Studies Teachers(109 clicks)
    "Hundreds of links to the BEST history, social studies, and education sites on the Web."
  • Academic Info(161 clicks)
    Directories of directories and links.
  • Advanced Placement US History: Information(110 clicks)
    Web page from a Florida high school to prepare students for this AP examination.
  • Alaska's Gold Rush(110 clicks)
    "Alaska's Gold has two parts: Alaska's Gold Themes and Alaska's Gold Lode . Alaska's Gold Themes includes primary source materials enhanced with questions, suggested activities and a teacher's resources packet. Alaska's Gold Lode includes a larger selection of documents related to the project themes."
  • American Voices(127 clicks)
    A collaborative project of twelve Connecticut school districts, Central Connecticut State University, and the Connecticut Historical Society Museum, American Voices seeks to improve student learning in American history in grades 4-8. Our goal is to help teachers bring history alive by making connections to local history, integrating history with literacy, and encouraging student inquiry using historical sources and artifacts. This three-year project is funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Teaching American History grant program.
  • AP History Page(154 clicks)
    Comprehensive site for AP U.S. and European History featuring lecture notes, study guides, practice tests, and web links. Valuable for both students and teachers.
  • Armadillo's WWW Server(114 clicks)
    Armadillo's WWW Server Welcome to the Armadillo World Wide Web Server Houston Independent School District Providing Texas resources and a view of the future to the K-12 educational community since December 1993.
  • Awsome Library(107 clicks)
    Social Studies links
  • Before Brother Fought Brother: Life in the North and South, 1847-61(128 clicks)
    "A complex series of events led to the Civil War. The lessons in this unit are designed to help students develop a foundation on which to understand the basic disagreements between North and South. Through the investigation of primary source documents - photographs, census information and other archival documents - students gain an appreciation of everyday life in the North and South, changes occurring in the lives of ordinary Americans, and some of the major social and economic issues of the years before the Civil War."
  • Beginning Teacher's Toolbox(119 clicks)
    "Helping New Teachers with the Resources They Need!" All subjects.
  • Best of History Web Sites(92 clicks)
    Contains links to over 800 reviewed-and-rated web sites in ten major historical categories
  • Cable in the Classroom(119 clicks)
    "CIC represents the cable telecommunications industry's commitment to education - to improve teaching and learning for children in schools, at home, and in their communities. This is the only industry-wide philanthropic initiative of its kind; since 1989, 8,500 cable companies and 39 cable networks have provided free access to commercial-free, educational cable content and new technologies to 81,000 public and private schools, reaching 78 percent of K-12 students. "
  • Cardozo H.S. Advanced Placment European History Site(126 clicks)
    Links, Outlines, Aids for students taking Advanced Placement European History
  • Catholic Encyclopedia(80 clicks)
    The Catholic Encyclopedia specializes in things pertaining to the church and its interests.
  • Change Over Time(118 clicks)
    By Tim Dugan. A class project. This unit is designed to take either two or five days, depending on whether the instructor chooses to use excerpts of the documents, or the full documents. The first several days are spent reading and discussing the documents in the class. As students read each document, a cursory analysis is first done by students, then followed up with questions/comments from the instructor. The culminating written analysis could take the form of a teacher prepared question similar to the Document Based Questions of the Advanced Placement Test in United States History. These documents are all considerably longer than normal DBQ documents on the AP test, but as such they give students the ability to see the context of their actual test documents.
  • Citing Electronic Information in History Papers(114 clicks)
    by Maurice Crouse Department of History, The University of Memphis
  • Collected Bibiliography of Comparative Labor History(114 clicks)
    Seith Wigderson, H-Labor Moderator.
  • Computing and the Historian's Craft(134 clicks)
  • Consider the Source: Historical Records in the Classroom(92 clicks)
    "The first three sections of this book explain some basic information about historical records: what they are, how they can be found, how educators and records custodians can work together, and how records can be used in the classroom."
  • Content-Specific Learning Strategies for History(120 clicks)
    General Tips and Notetaking Strategies; Information Organization; Reading and Memory Strategies; Test Preparation and Test Taking Strategies; Hennings (1993) HISTORY'S WAY OF KNOWING
  • Curriculum of United States Labor History for Teachers(131 clicks)
    The United States has the bloodiest history of labor of any industrialized nation on Earth. It is a story rich in human drama and tragedy. It is also one of progress and hope. This is a resource that teachers of United States history can use to incorporate our rich social and labor history into their courses.
  • Defining Terrorism(88 clicks)
  • Digital Teaching: Taking U.S. History Online(116 clicks)
  • Do History(120 clicks)
    A site that shows you how to piece together the past from the fragments that have survived. Our case study: Martha Ballard.
  • DoHistory(120 clicks)
  • EASE(132 clicks)
    EASE History is a rich online environment that supports the learning and teaching of US History. Hundreds of historical videos and photographs are currently available in EASE History. Learn about US History through the prism of US presidential campaign ads, better understand the complexities of campaign issues and their historical context by looking at historical events, and explore the meanings of core values by examining how these values have been applied in both historical events and campaign ads.
  • EdSitement(103 clicks)
    From NEH. Great site for teaching of history, English, art history, and foreign languages.
  • Education on the Internet(112 clicks)
    Spartacus provides excellent educational materials.
  • Evaluating Academic Websites(110 clicks)
  • EVE(106 clicks)
    Essay Verification Engine. Downloadable application.
  • Evolution for Beginners(100 clicks)
  • Exploring Diversity in Pennsylvania History(132 clicks)
    Here you’ll find resources for teachers related to the diverse ethnic histories of Pennsylvania. Within each topic, there are links to primary source materials from the HSP and Balch collections, lessons plans with suggestions about how to work with these sources in the classroom, downloadable student handouts and readings, and valuable background readings on a variety of topics, including the history of ethnic groups in Pennsylvania and the experiences of Philadelphia’s new immigrants. Some of the following units vary in format and are referred to as "learning stations" as opposed to activities. Within these units you will find a collection of primary-source materials and suggestions for engagement.
  • Exploring US History(142 clicks)
    hese modules, designed for George Mason University's U.S. survey course History 120, offer relevant exercises that reinforce textbook readings and classroom discussion. They provide an alternate, often entertaining, way of investigating historical concepts and problems.
  • Facing History and Ourselves(106 clicks)
    Facing History and Ourselves is based on the belief that education in a democracy must be what Alexis de Tocqueville called "an apprenticeship in liberty." Facing History helps students find meaning in the past and recognize the need for participation and responsible decision making.
  • Ferdinand Magellan and the First Circumnavigation of the World(111 clicks)
    From the Age of Exploration, The Mariner's Museum
  • Florida History Web Quest(110 clicks)
    This Florida History WebQuest was developed as a companion study to the Lake County School's recently adopted Social Studies Curriculum, Social Science 2000 by Decision Development Corporation copyrighted in 1995. The social studies curriculum for fourth grade encompasses U.S. History to 1880 with four units dedicated to Florida history. This Web Quest utilizes Internet websites to investigate some important events, people, and places in Florida's history prior to 1880. These investigations include, Florida Native Americans Before European Contact, Castillo de San Marcos During Spanish, British, and American Rule, A Tour of Castillo de San Marcos, Fort Mose, The Seminole Indian Wars, and Civil War Battles in Florida.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal(110 clicks)
  • Global Connections(168 clicks)
    "Global Connections is the online home to a family of sites created to help teachers, students, and the general public learn more about events around the world through readings, lesson plans, links, timelines, and maps"
  • Global Ed Yellow Pages(97 clicks)
  • H-High-S(109 clicks)
    "The primary purpose of H-High-S is to facilitate an ongoing discussion of curriculum, instructional strategies, and educational resources involved in teaching history, social studies, and related subjects in American secondary schools."
  • H-MMedia--Teaching with Media(108 clicks)
    "H-MMedia discusses and promotes the use of multimedia, computers, and the internet for teaching, research, and scholarship in the humanities and social sciences."
  • H-Survey(107 clicks)
    "The primary purpose of H-Survey is to communicate and exchange ideas about teaching approaches, methods, problems, and resources related to introductory United States history courses, as well as research in the field."
  • H-Teach(100 clicks)
    Discussion group that focuses on teaching college history. "H-TEACH encourages scholarly discussion on the wide range of policy issues involved in teaching history. H-Teach is interested in methods of teaching history at all levels--high school, university, and graduate--in diverse settings. Special attention is paid to use of new technologies in and outside of the classroom. H-Teach also provides a forum for exchange of information about s pecific teaching tools including texts, videos, exams, and assignments."
  • H-W-Civ(122 clicks)
    "The primary purpose of H-W-Civ is to enable historians more easily to discuss research interests, teaching methods and the state of historiography."
  • Historians and the Web: A Beginner's Guide(88 clicks)
    AHA Perspectives, December, 1995. Dated but valuable.
  • Historical Thinking Matters(135 clicks)
    Welcome to Historical Thinking Matters, a website focused on key topics in U.S. history, that is designed to teach students how to critically read primary sources and how to critique and construct historical narratives.
  • History Education Homepage(137 clicks)
  • History Gateway: Teaching History(106 clicks)
    Various links from about history teaching.
  • History Ideas(158 clicks)
    From the UK. Ideas for 5-7 year old.
  • History in Film(104 clicks)
    Useful insights into history in film and Hollywood distortions.
  • History Lesson Plans(151 clicks)
  • History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web(98 clicks)
    "Designed for high school and college teachers of U.S. History courses. This site serves as a gateway to Web resources and offers useful materials for teaching U.S. history. "
  • History Teachers' Association of New South Wales Inc.(78 clicks)
    The Mission of the History Teachers' Association of NSW is to promote the study and teaching of History and to provide professional support for those working in the area of History education. The Association publishes the journal Teaching History four times per annum.
  • History through Literature Articles(103 clicks)
  • History Whiz(166 clicks)
    For teachers, students, and lovers of history.
  • History, Maps and Multi-subject Sites at Argot Library(94 clicks)
    Educational resources for K-6 teachers and schools
  • History/Social Studies for K-12 Teachers(117 clicks)
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    "Free service that checks a 1LK chunk of text against Internet resources"
  • HyperHistory(108 clicks)
    HyperHistory presents 3'000 years of world history with a combination of colorful graphics, lifelines, timelines, and maps.
  • Immigration in America, 1840-1940: American Nativism and Nineteenth Century Immigration (96 clicks)
    by Douglas Carey, Spring Valley High School, Spring Valley, NY
  • Indiana Council for History Education(84 clicks)
    The mission of the Indiana Council for History Education is to provide services, meetings and other activities for Indiana's history educators; to present programs that emphasize the importance of history at all levels of education throughout Indiana; and to work with other history education organizations.
  • Insite: Social Studies Teaching Sources(92 clicks)
    Variety of links
  • I’m Okay, You’re Okay: Teaching Tolerance through World Religions(110 clicks)
    Pat Carney and Anne Wallin. "This interdisciplinary course in world history and World Literature for high school students at Standley Lake High School Jefferson County is taught in two consecutive periods each day the class meets during the semester. The purpose of this approach is to enhance the study of each discipline while drawing connections between the two areas. It is our hope that students will come to appreciate expressions of each civilization as they study these literary works in historical context."
  • Jules Benjamin, A Student's Online Guide to History(105 clicks)
  • K-12 Educational Resources(95 clicks)
    African Studies
  • K-12 History Internet Guide(89 clicks)
    Excellent site
  • Kidipede - History for Kids(94 clicks)
  • Lesson Plans and Resources for Social Studies Teachers(113 clicks)
    Compilation of sites by Marty Levine.
  • Lesson Plans for History(111 clicks)
    Excellent site with many valuable tips and plans
  • Lesson Plans: The Ottoman Empire(103 clicks)
    Grades 9-12. World History courses.
  • Lessons Plans from the Smithsonian(100 clicks)
    Choose Socilal Studies to go to the History lesson plans.
  • Losing America's Memory: Historical Illiteracy in the 21st Century(90 clicks)
    Essay on how and why U.S. citizens don't know their own history or, at least, what some want them to know.
  • Making Sense of Evidence(138 clicks)
  • Mesopotamia and the Fertile Crescent(134 clicks)
    For students and teachers.
  • Middle Colonies(131 clicks)
  • Modern World History(149 clicks)
    "This site is meant to be an additional source of information for students at Windsor High School in Windsor, CT who are enrolled in the course, Modern World History, an Honors Level course taught in cooperation with the English department. The links here will provide added information on the topics covered in the course as well as general information on the world in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This site would be of interest to anyone who has an interest in other cultures and societies; each unit has links to websites that contain information relevant to the unit. There is also a general resources section with links to areas for reference and research."
  • Mrs. Urbach's American Revolutionary War Project(120 clicks)
    Project to teach about the Revolution. Includes lesson objectives.
  • Multimedia History Tutorials(109 clicks)
    From the University of Calgary. Subjects include Canadian, Noth America, First Nation, and European history.
  • Nativism(140 clicks)
    Nativism is a cross-curricular lesson plan that explores anti-immigrant sentiment and stereotyping, primarily during the 19th century. Using the Irish as a case study, students learn about the reasons nativism emerges and endures in American life, and the forces that led to anti-Irish sentiments and actions in the 19th century. Additionally, students consider how they can link the history of nativism to attitudes toward immigrants today.
  • On Teaching Western History: Syllabi and Other Teaching Resources(87 clicks)
    This section of WestWeb provides information about teaching about the West [of the US]. Like much of the rest of WestWeb, it is constantly changing and developing. The syllabus section has been divided into four categories: Introductory/Survey Courses; Introductory Courses with Western Themes; Special Topics/Regional Courses; and Graduate Courses.
  • Our History Mixtape: Embracing Music in the Classroom(136 clicks)
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    A commercial service that checks student work against its paper database.
  • Peter Strerns, Why Study History?(80 clicks)
    "People live in the present. They plan for and worry about the future. History, however, is the study of the past. Given all the demands that press in from living in the present and anticipating what is yet to come, why bother with what has been? Given all the desirable and available branches of knowledge, why insist—as most American educational programs do—on a good bit of history? And why urge many students to study even more history than they are required to?"
  • Plagiarism Problem, The(117 clicks)
    Richard Jensen
  • Plagiarism Problem: Reply to Richard Jensen(94 clicks)
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    Resource for teachers.
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    Guide to Internet plagiarism.
  • PlagiServe(114 clicks)
    Free site that checks aganist paper mill sites to find copied text.
  • Power Point Palooza(142 clicks)
    Over 220 PowerPoints! These presentations range in size from a dozen or so slides each to over 145 slides. Several PPTs contain large sound/music files. Therefore, they may take a while to load. Be patient! To teachers--save them, modify them, use them in your classrooms as you wish, BUT please do NOT run the PPTs from this site. Download them and save them on your own hard drive. Just keep me as the original source.
  • Primary and Secondary Sources(111 clicks)
    Explanation of the differences. "Primary sources are actual records that have survived from the past, such as letters, photographs, articles of clothing. Secondary sources are accounts of the past created by people writing about events sometime after they happened."
  • Primary Sources History Websites(113 clicks)
    Geared to 11 to 14 years
  • Problem-Based Learning(115 clicks)
    ""How can I get my students to think?" is a question asked by many faculty, regardless of their disciplines. Problem-based learning (PBL) is an instructional method that challenges students to "learn to learn," working cooperatively in groups to seek solutions to real world problems. These problems are used to engage students' curiosity and initiate learning the subject matter. PBL prepares students to think critically and analytically, and to find and use appropriate learning resources. -- Barbara Duch"
  • Repositories of Primary Sources(84 clicks)
    "A listing of over 4500 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar. All links have been tested for correctness and appropriateness. Those added within the last thirty days or so are marked {New}."
  • Resources for College History Teachers(157 clicks)
    Compiled by Mark Meyers. "This annotated bibliography lists resources useful to college-level teachers of history, whether they be professors, graduate instructors, or teaching assistants. It is by no means exhaustive, but should provide a point of departure for those wishing to hone their teaching techniques, design a course, or develop a teaching portfolio. The list includes books and articles, some periodicals, as well as on-line and electronic resources. The sites on the World Wide Web that contain course syllabi will be particularly helpful to those revising existing courses or planning new ones."
  • Resources For Teaching and Researching Northwest Environmental History(109 clicks)
  • Resources on the Seminole Wars (1815-1900)(214 clicks)
  • RetaNet(98 clicks)
    Resources for Teaching About Latin America. Includes lesson plans.
  • Roots of Terrorism(90 clicks)
    "In the wake of Sept. 11, FRONTLINE produced a series of documentaries, all of which dealt with the roots of terrorism and the complex evolution of U.S. policy and Islamic fundamentalism. Recognizing that students and teachers are now confronted with an ever-changing and ever-challenging global picture, FRONTLINE developed this guide to help teachers use the programs to meet a variety of instructional needs and to help students explore those intricate issues."
  • Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography(94 clicks)
    By Charles Bailey. "This bibliography presents selected articles, books, electronic documents, and other sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet and other networks. Most sources have been published between 1990 and the present; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 1990 are also included. Where possible, links are provided to sources that are available via the Internet."
  • SCORE--History & Social Studies(131 clicks)
    Schools of California Online Resources for Education. Curricula, professional development, more.
  • Shmoop for Professors, Teachers, and Librarians(165 clicks)
  • Student-Constructed Web Sites for Research Projects: Is It Worth It?(121 clicks)
    By Adrienne Hood and Jacqueline Spafford. "We would say yes, it is worth it, but would qualify our answer. Except in the case of instructors who have extensive computer and Internet experience and the time to put into teaching those basics, it definitely needs to be a collaborative effort. "
  • Studying and Teaching History(119 clicks)
    Patrick Reagan's great site.
  • Teacher Focus(89 clicks)
    All kinds of maierial for teachers and includes discussion boards.
  • Teacher Guide to History/Social Studies(84 clicks)
    Extensive site
  • Teacher's Domain(106 clicks)
    Teachers' Domain is a multimedia digital library for the classroom that provides learning experiences in ways no textbook can. This ever-expanding library currently includes collections on: • Science: Life Science, Physical Science, Engineering • Social Studies: The Civil Rights Movement, Brown v. Board of Education
  • Teachers site(125 clicks)
    Library of Congress
  • Teachers' Resources(111 clicks)
  • TeacherServe®(131 clicks)
    About Us: TeacherServe® Divining America: Religion and the National Culture Nature Transformed: The Environment in American History National Humanities Center TeacherServe® is a curriculum enrichment service offering teachers practical help in planning courses and presenting rigorous subject matter to students. It is designed to deepen course content by providing convenient access to scholarship tailored to classroom use. TeacherServe consists of a series of instructional guides on important topics in the humanities on the secondary level. Each guide provides commentary along with instructional tools.
  • TeachersFirst(95 clicks)
    TeachersFirst offers web resources and lesson plans which classroom teachers can access quickly and easily. Content is grouped by subject and grade level for ease of use.
  • Teaching Progressivism in US history(124 clicks)
    Major Terms and Concepts; Major Themes and Ideas for Essays
  • Teaching and Learning About Canada(81 clicks)
    Elaborate site.
  • Teaching Andrew Jackson(78 clicks)
  • Teaching Canadian History(116 clicks)
    Useful site with good resources
  • Teaching History(86 clicks)
  • Teaching History in the Homeschool(125 clicks)
    Home page of the Email Group.
  • Teaching History Online(109 clicks)
    Excellent site from Spartacus
  • Teaching History Through Architecture(78 clicks)
    This 3-year project, now completed, has useful ideas.
  • Teaching History with Technology Newsletter(100 clicks)
    The THWT Newsletter offers resources, lesson plans, and tech tips to help history and social studies teachers incorporate technology effectively into their courses.
    A second newsletter exists.
  • Teaching Islamic Civilization with Information Technology(96 clicks)
    " A large amount of primary material about Islam and Islamic civilizations, for example, is available to students through the Internet, including full texts of the Qur'an in various translations, several collections of Hadith (records of the Prophet Muhammad’s words and deeds), Shi`i and Sufi religious texts, and classics works of Islamic literature. Since this material is mostly translated, it is of limited interest to advanced graduate students, but it is appropriate for undergraduate courses on Islamic religion, history, and civilization as well as for survey courses in world history." Corinne Blake
  • Teaching Materials for Historians(103 clicks)
    The links listed below are a selection of webpages that provide material fit for eductional purposes.
  • Teaching Resources on the Web(97 clicks)
  • Teaching the Classics(113 clicks)
    Some Thoughts on Teaching Ancient History by Kurt A. Raaflaub
  • Teaching With Documents(117 clicks)
    This section contains reproducible copies of primary documents from the holdings of the National Archives of the United States, teaching activities correlated to the National History Standards and National Standards for Civics and Government, and cross-curricular connections.
  • Teaching With Documents: Lesson Plans(155 clicks)
  • Teaching with Historic Places(108 clicks)
    Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) uses properties listed in the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places to enliven history, social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects. TwHP has created a variety of products and activities that help teachers bring historic places into the classroom
  • Teaching With Powerpoint(109 clicks)
  • Teaching World History: The Global Human Experience through Time. ERIC Digest.(99 clicks)
    ERIC Identifier: ED419772 Publication Date: 1998-04-00 Author: Arias, Simone - Hitchens, Marilynn - Roupp, Heidi
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    National History Education Clearinghouse
  • Terrorism(153 clicks)
    "The events of September 11 forced Americans to consider important questions in a context sharpened by the deaths of thousands of Americans: Why were we attacked? How should we respond? Below you will find two lessons that address international terrorism and the potential American responses to it. In the first lesson found below, students will use case studies to investigate the difference between revolutionaries and terrorists. In the second, they will role-play four policy options and then write an essay expressing their views."
  • Texas Assessment : 10 Grade Social Studies(131 clicks)
  • The AHA and K-12 Teaching(135 clicks)
    American Historical Association and teaching.
  • The Amistad Case(99 clicks)
    Lesson plan. "Students should analyze the Amistad case, using primary materials to examine the manner in which the enslaved Africans were portrayed by both sides in attempt to curry popular favor. Focus Question Did the Amistad case help to undermine slavery in the United States?"
  • The Concord Review(144 clicks)
    Journal with articles by very bright secondary school students.
  • The History Teaching Institute at Ohio State(100 clicks)
    Formerly the Ohio History Teaching Institute, our mission is to work with AP History teachers to develop curriculum and to incorporate the best practices of using technology in the history classroom.
  • The Open University(95 clicks)
    World leaders in distance education.
  • The Plagiarism Problem(89 clicks)
    An atricle by Richard Jensen published by the Organization of American Historians. Jensen says the late Stephen Ambrose was falsely accused of plagiarism.
  • The Ultimate Guide to: Conquering Distractions (129 clicks)
  • Towards the Interactive History Classroom(103 clicks)
  • Universities With the Best Free Online Courses(148 clicks)
  • University of Birmingham PGCE Courses: History(182 clicks)
  • University of Virginia Digital History site(98 clicks)
    History Resources Available Through the World Wide Web
  • US History Survey Course(88 clicks)
  • Useful Weblinks for World Culture Instructors(157 clicks)
  • Using Electronic Resources for Teaching(305 clicks)
    The Chicago Handbook for Teachers: A Practical Guide to the College Classroom by Alan Brinkley, Betty Dessants, Michael Flamm, Cynthia Fleming, Charles Forcey, and Eric Rothschild.
  • Whole Cloth: Discovering Science and Technology through American History(91 clicks)
    Interdisciplinay curriculum unit.
  • World Cultures(89 clicks)
    Teaching resouces for world history and social studies. Geared to middle school level.
  • World History Center of Northeastern University(93 clicks)
    Curriculum materials, course syllabi, etc.
  • World Wide Web Links for History Teachers(70 clicks)
    by Teaching History