Best of History Websites
A comprehensive and carefully curated list of history websites categorised and listed in alphabetical order as well as stages in history.
Hstry.co This new tool lets teachers search through and crate interactive timelines based on history. Pull in video clips, audio of historic speeches, primary resources, documents and more. Add questions and other interactive elements.
Big History Project
The Big History Project (BHP) brings to life a single course that covers the complete history of people and the Universe. By sharing the big picture and challenging students to look at the world from many different perspectives, BHP hopes to inspire a greater love of learning and help them better understand how we got here, where we’re going, and how they fit in.
Explore the map and view historical images from around the globe. Upload your own vintage images and share YOUR history.
Smart History has become part of the Khan Academy. It is an interactive art / history website.
Timelines.tv is a free-to-use, video-rich history resource.
This website is designed to help you create short digital history videos. What a fantastic way to present your history assignments.
Provides an extensive range of resources on historical events.
This is soooo cool and gives you a good understanding about Primary Sources of information.
An amazing website with an extensive range of multimedia resources.
Digital Dead Sea Scrolls
A digitised version of the Dead Sea Scrolls with detailed information about each one. These would have to be perhaps one of the most famous "Primary Sources" of information.
The National Archives
Digital Vaults Photos, documents, and popular media from the National Archives provide resources and interactive opportunities for users to access materials on endless U.S. historical topics and themes.
This website is an online collection of historical military records. There are millions of images and documents that can be searched and annotated with additional information.
How to study History terms
When studying any topic, the goal is to make the information "stick." But the best methods for doing this will differ from topic to topic. When you study terms (definitions) for a history exam, the best way to make the information stick is to understand the term in context, or understand how it relates to other terms and facts.
Spark Notes for History
A student's guide to the study of history
Writing a document analysis
Document analysis is a key skill in historical interpretation. It is not a mere summary or description of what happened, but rather an analysis of the motivation, intent and purpose of a document within a particular historical context.
Sample Historical Document Analysis
Here is a suggested sample document analysis. Some general questions to ask as you read and examine any historical document.
Document Analysis Worksheets
These document analysis worksheets were designed and developed by the Education Staff of the National Archives and Records Administration.
History Video Channels
Interactive online experiences for students including videos.
Bring history to life through biographies and historical documentaries.
Bio. True Story
Learn more about famous figures in history using the short clips from the Biography Channel.