Selected History Websites
Backstory – An hour-long public radio program & podcast that brings together fellow historians, people in the news, and callers interested in exploring the roots of what’s going on today to gain an historical perspective to the events happening around us today.
Best of History Websites – Best of History Web Sites is an award-winning portal that contains annotated links to over 1000 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.
The Internet History Sourcebooks Project – A collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use. Has three foci: ancient history, medieval history and modern history as well as numerous sub groupings for more specialized areas.
Digital History – The materials on this Web site include a U.S. history textbook; over 400 annotated documents from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, courtesy of The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, supplemented by primary sources on slavery, Mexican American, Asian American, and Native American history, and U.S. political, social, and legal history; succinct essays on the history of film, ethnicity, private life, and technology; multimedia exhibitions; and reference resources that include a database of annotated links, classroom handouts, chronologies, glossaries, an audio archive including speeches and book talks by historians, and a visual archive with hundreds of historical maps and images.
Discovering American Women’s History Online – Access to more than 600 digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States.
MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching)
Free and open, peer reviewed online community of resources designed primarily for faculty, staff and students of higher education from around the world to share their learning materials and pedagogy. The link below is to the History resources.
The Perseus Digital Library Collection – Showcases collections and services covering the history, literature and culture of the Greco-Roman world and beyond.