General Resources in History

All Electronic Resources in History (Mike Unsworth and Agnes Widder, Michigan State University Libraries). 
A comprehensive list of links to indexes, electronic journals, newspapers, texts, primary sources, numeric data, and research guides for all areas of historical study. Some links are limited to MSU users, but the majority are open to all. 


Teaching History

Teaching History: A Journal of Methods
A twice-yearly publication for teaching history at all levels. This site contains an article index from 1976 through the current issue. Has links to online reference sites, archive locators andprimary documents, libraries online, and topic-specific resources in teaching history. 

The History Teacher (Society for History Education). 
A quarterly journal devoted to teaching history in secondary and higher education classrooms. 

American Historical Association Resources for Teachers at All Levels
Scroll down to “Teaching History to Undergraduates” for a rich set of links to online materials for teaching history in higher education. Also has links to additional resources for teachers at all levels. 

The Organization of American Historians.
Visit “Teaching Tools” for access to a broad range of resources for teaching American History to secondary and post-secondary learners.
Center for History and New Media (George Mason University). 
A rich resource for teaching history through the use of digital media and computer technology. Includes material from over a dozen digital history projects, tools for using digital media, syllabi, and other resources. 

Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for History, Classics and Archaeology, U.K. 
Extensive online resources to support university teaching and learning of history. Teaching techniques, case studies, and other information useful to both U.K. and U.S. history instructors. 

History On-Line (Institute for Historical Research). 
This U.K. site provides a database that can be searched or browsed for online and other resources in teaching and learning history. 

Teaching Competency Portfolio in History (Tracy Penny Light, Ph.D., University of Waterloo). 
The e-portfolio of a university history teacher demonstrating discipline-specific and domain competencies. Created with the KEEP Toolkit, Knowledge Media Lab, Carnegie foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. 

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Simulations and Games in Teaching History

The Great War in the Classroom,” Laura Cruz, Western Carolina University. Academic Exchange Quarterly, Vol. 8, No. 1, Spring 2004. 
The author describes a successful WWI simulation game she designed for Western Civilization II. 

Gaming the Past:  Historical Simulation Games in the Classroom (Jeremiah McCall).
This repository of simulations for teaching history offers links to classroom simulations, computer games, sim design, theory, and practice. Despite its intent for high school history classes, the site offers ideas for history educators at any level.

Here’s another list of simulation resources for teaching history.  Skim down through the initial paragraphs to find sections with numerous links for higher education history classes.

Columbia American History Online.
Fifteen classroom simulations on American History range from Bacon’s Rebellion to Vietnam.  Also check out this site’s Interactive Learning Tools and E-Seminars.

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Topical Instructional Resources

American History

Digital History, Steven Mintz, Columbia University and Sara McNeil, University of Houston (2012).
A history of the United States pre-1492 to the present time organized by eras and topics.  Contains an interactive timeline, primary sources, and multimedia materials.  A comprehensive website, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and other U.S.institutions. 
Making of America (University of Michigan and Cornell Libraries with Mellon Foundation funding).
Digital database of primary resources documenting American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.
National Archives Experience: Digital Vaults.
A stunning interactive exploration of materials in the national archives.  Click on a record and launch your digital experience of their historical holdings in U.S. society, culture, and history.
American Memory from the Library of Congress.
Free and open access through the Internet to materials that document the American experience:  a “digital record of American history and creativity.”
Another rich resource in American history with a well-organized searchable database.

E-Resources in History (Mike Unsworth and Agnes Widder, Michigan State University Libraries).
An extensive set of links to electronic databases, websites, indexes, and digitized collections of materials for teaching American history. 

U.S. History (Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan). 
Links to several sites with resources for teaching U.S. history, including syllabi, teaching strategies, museums, archives, and history of the American South. 

History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web (George Mason University, Center for History and New Media) 
This site is a gateway to web resources and other materials for teaching U.S. history: assignments, syllabi, websites, teaching techniques, primary documents, and a section entitled “Making Sense of Evidence” that offers strategies for effective use of primary sources to make sense of the past. 

The Triangle Factory Fire (Cornell University). 
A website dedicated to this historic event: information, primary and secondary documents, oral histories, photos. 

Western Civilization

Western Civilization: A Course Portfolio (T. Mills Kelly, George Mason University). 
This portfolio provides all the elements—from course design to evaluation—of a western civilization course taking a thematic approach and using hypermedia. The portfolio documents the impact of hypermedia on student learning and includes examples of student work. A comment form is included for visitors’ responses. This portfolio is part of the American Historical Association/American Association of Higher Education Portfolio Project. 

European Studies

European Studies (Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan). 
Provides links to online resources in Russian and East and West European studies. 

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History Listservs

H-Teach Discussion Network: Teaching history in the university
This listserv features “scholarly discussion on the wide range of issues involved in teaching history.” 

See also General Social Science Resources for additional discipline-specific materials.

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