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Detail: Scan of pages 46 and 47 of George Percival Scriven's diary

George Percival Scriven: An American in Bohol, The Philippines, 1899-1901

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The diary could be used by teachers in a variety of ways. Its representation of the inhabitants of Bohol and of the island itself illuminate turn-of-the-century thinking on race and landscape.
Detail of the Gifts of Speech homepage logo reading "Gifts of Speech"

Gifts of Speech: Women's Speeches from Around the World

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This site offers an archive of speeches by “influential, contemporary women.” Almost all of the speeches in the collection come directly from the authors themselves or from the organizations representing them and have not been published elsewhere.
Detail of Global Studies at Penn State website

Global Studies at Penn State

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The Global Studies Center website hosted by Penn State strives to create a multi-disciplinary resource for educators and researchers.

Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History

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Students may begin by focusing on 'solving' the crime itself, but along the way will be drawn into the consideration of wider issues

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.
Health Ordinances of Pistoia

Health Ordinances of Pistoia, 1348

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Cities in Italy passed legislation aimed at preventing or reducing the effects of plague. Since the scientific view was that plague was caused by miasma or bad air, the measures targeted rotting and smelling matter, viz. cloth which could retain miasma and spread disease as it was passed person to person, dead bodies, and rotting meat. Thus, the ordinances regulated burials and restricted the... Read More »

Detail: A painting titled "Moment of Tearing" by Ryuji Ishitani showing a person ducking in cover in a flash of light

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

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The historical material that is presented from multiple angles carefully allows the material to speak for the catastrophe and reconstruction.
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.

Historical, Political, and Moral Essay on Revolutions, Ancient and Modern

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The French novelist and essayist François–René Chateaubriand (1768–1848) was a royalist who for a time admired Napoleon. Like Burke, he denounced the revolutionary reliance on reason and advocated a return to Christian principles. Although Chateaubriand detested the revolutionaries and their principles, he recognized that the French Revolution required extended commentary. Here he analyzes the... Read More »

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