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Gertrude Bell standing in a mosque's decorated arch

Gertrude Bell Project

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In the teaching of world history, this site lends itself to exploring both the themes of women travelers and their writing, as well as the timely topic of European intervention in the Middle East, in particular Iraq.
A drawing of a building with a dome in the center

Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative

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Perhaps most interesting and relevant for world history teachers and students are the modules that make connections across space and time.

Grievance List (September 1789)

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The Haitian free blacks and creoles, many of them substantial property owners and slaveholders, sent delegates to the National Assembly in France with a list of their stated grievances and demands. This list of grievances—modeled on those sent from the various districts of France in the spring of 1789—demonstrates the power of the idea of rights but also the particular concerns of those living... Read More »

Image of an Incan man from page 98 of Guaman Poma

Guaman Poma - El primer nueva corónica y buen gobierno

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This digital version of Guaman Poma’s manuscript provides teachers and students with an opportunity to think about the relationship between events and the way that they are recorded, and about the materials that historians use to interpret the past.
Photograph of five men standing

Hangzhou elites in 1935

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The image shows an eclectic group of elites in Hangzhou in 1935, including Shanghainese gangster-businessmen Du Yuesheng and Zhang Xiaolin, Peking Opera star Mei Lanfang, Mayor of Hangzhou Zhou Xiangxian, and Japanese Consul at Hangzhou Yuzo Matsumura. Mei, Du, and Zhang were visiting Hangzhou to gather and donate funds for flood and poverty relief in the region. Though based in Shanghai, Du... Read More »

Second letter from Hernán Cortés to King Charles V

Hernán Cortés: Second Letter to Emperor Charles V, 1520

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This text is an excerpt of a letter sent from Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés to the Spanish King, Charles V, in 1520. This letter is one of several extended letters sent by Cortés to Charles V detailing the conquistador's expeditions in present-day Mexico and his campaigns against the Mexica (Aztecs). The letters were meant to detail both Cortés's exploits and present his actions in a... Read More »

World War I era map of Europe

Historiana

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In the current age of more and more digital learning, the e-learning activities are undoubtedly a brilliant way to achieve higher level thinking in the classroom.
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Historias: The Spanish History Podcast

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The podcast could serve as a useful tool for Latin America experts to stay up-to-date on scholarship, for professors in other areas to broaden their knowledge of Latin America and establish relevant connections, and for students to engage in analysis of “texts” beyond the written word.
Page from The Badianus Codex, an Aztec book of herbal medicine showing several plants.

History of Science in Latin America and the Caribbean

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The fields of science and Latin America have considerably grown in recent decades, and HOSLAC addresses these disciplines by seamlessly merging both fields in a manner that seems natural and relevant to a wide range of users.
Blue circle with green landmass, showing an overhead view of the globe. It is captioned h/21.

History21

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The most meaningful goal of this site is its emphasis on epistemology, and students learning how to think historically.

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