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A curated guide to the best online content, large and small, in world history through website reviews from the perspective of a world history teacher.
Homepage of Constitute website

Constitute: The World’s Constitutions to Read, Search, and Compare

Constitute provides full text for almost all active constitutions around the globe, making it a powerful teaching tool for government, political history, and civic engagement.
Inset of Puerto Rice from a map of the Spanish American War in 1898

Puerto Rico at the Dawn of the Modern Age

This site commemorates the Spanish-American War of 1898 that ended Spanish colonial rule in Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Philippines, and began U.S. control of these areas.
Photograph of Shanghai city street in 1920

Virtual Shanghai: Shanghai Urban Space in Time

These thousands of photographic images, maps, and texts focus on Shanghai during the pre-1949 period, bringing a wealth of visual material previously scattered among various institutions to students, teachers, and scholars.
Logo for United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

For teachers and students, the sections dealing with the history of the holocaust, education, research, and contemporary genocides are the most valuable.
Historical map of the British Isles from British History Online

British History Online

This site is a digital library containing more than 800 printed primary and secondary sources—including maps, personal journals and diaries, official and political documents, and quantitative evidence—for the history of The British Isles from the 16th to the early 19th Century.
Portrait of Galileo

The Galileo Project

This award-wining site offers valuable information on the life and work of the Italian scientist Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), as well as on the scientific community of 17th-century Europe.
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National Museum of African Art

This site showcases an incredible collection of artwork from across the African continent, including more than 1,500 ancient artifacts, pieces collected in the colonial era, photographs, textiles, and works by modern African artists.
Image from the Endeavor voyage

Papers of Sir Joseph Banks

Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820) was the botanist who sailed with Captain James Cook on his first voyage of exploration into the Pacific region between 1768 and 1771.
Image from a Spanish record of testimony

Parallel Histories: Spain, the United States, and the American Frontier

A bilingual, English-Spanish website, Parallel Histories assembles approximately 250 documents relating to the history of Spanish presence in the Americas since the 15th century.
A print in yellow ink on blue background of four men steated aboard a catamaran

Formosa

This site consists of firsthand accounts of 19th-century Taiwan from the perspective of European and American visitors.

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