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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.
Example of Timeline JS

TimelineJS: Easy to make, beautiful timelines

TimelineJS also provides a dynamic way for students to demonstrate their understanding of change over time as well as their ability to tell stories using digital technologies.
Gold outline of the National Museum of China on black background, text below reads National Museum of China in simplifeid Chinese and English.

National Museum of China

In summation, the NMC site has a number of areas that will prove interesting to educators and most casual visitors, but overall, its main function is to provide information about the museum itself.
Black text reading Livingstone Online in large font, followed by the subheading illuminating imperial exploration. The background is a litograph of a steamboat on a river.

Livingstone Online

While the site is primarily dedicated to digitising the famed British explorer’s works, Livingstone Online is far more than a mere repository of primary sources.

Teaching East Asia Online Curriculum Projects

The lessons provided are insightful explorations of Japanese history that strike a balance between academic rigour, accessibility, and being able to draw student attention, making them a valuable addition to any world history teacher’s toolkit.
Close-up of the bull seal from the Indus Valley Civilization

A History of the World in 100 Objects

Overall A History of the World in 100 Objects is a great resource to teach world history through visual culture in an accessible and succinct format for both school and college-level classes.
Close up image of an Indian girl in traditional northern Indian hill attire holding a cup of tea that says Lipton's tea

Tasveer Ghar (A House of Pictures)

This database would be most useful for instructors teaching modern South Asia and for students in college-level seminars.

Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

An outstanding feature of the site is access to high resolution images and 425 oral histories.
Image of a sixteenth-century Ottoman carpet showing a portion of the carpet's main design field that contains a triple arch design with slender double columns and a hanging lamp in the central archway

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History is a reference, research, and teaching tool for students and instructors interested in global art history or teaching global history through art.

Mediateca INAH

Mediateca INAH facilitates virtual engagements with over half a million interrelated digital reproductions of maps, paintings, sculptures, photographs, audio recordings, documentaries, books, as well as other textual primary sources.

Palestinian Oral History Map

Drawing from thousands of hours of interviews from the Palestinian Oral History Archive (POHA), the map provides a stunning visual representation of Palestine in the 1940s, bringing interviewees’ memories of their lost homeland to life.

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