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Random world history resources that make me feel less guilty


I admit it. I’m a bit biased. I love the American Histories.

Which is great if you’re a big fan of US history stuff. Not so great if you’re a world history person, or are big into economics, government, and geography. Because intentionally and unintentionally, I tend to focus on talking and sharing about the US goodies.

And Deb Spade from Valley Falls High School recently called me on it. So . . . while I’m pretty sure that I’ll never get too far from my US history roots, I promise to work harder at including more world stuff. To kick off my rehabilitation, I’ve pasted a few world history resources below.

Update: September 24

Best Sites for Primary Sources in World History


Start by browsing through this post I wrote a few years ago about a site called Throughout the Ages.

Then spend some time at the resources below:

Bridging World History
Professional development and classroom materials to support the study of world history. Bridging World History is organized into 26 thematic units along a chronological thread. Materials include videos, an audio glossary and a thematically-organized interactive.

Best of History Sites
Best of History Web Sites, created by EdTechTeacher Inc, is an award-winning portal that contains annotated links to over 1200 history web sites as well as links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more.

World History Matters
World History Matters is a portal to world history websites developed by the Center for History and New Media.

World History Resource Center
Tons of resources organized by period – from the beginning of recorded history to the present.

World History Sources
World History Sources responds to the challenges of teaching World History by creating a web site that helps world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to further their understanding of the complex nature of world history.

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. World History for Us All:
    Big History Project: (requires registration)

    September 24, 2013
  2. jeff #

    Don’t forget the Stanford folks now have some (limited) world history sources, but promise that more are on the way: (registration is required to download the materials)

    October 4, 2013
    • glennw #


      I love the Stanford stuff! And I know a lot of people who anxiously waiting for updated SHEG world history resources.

      Thanks for sharing!


      October 4, 2013

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