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Discover quality websites on a range of topics and time periods.

Canadiana

With a catalogue containing sixty million pages of material spanning the seventeenth to twentieth centuries, scholars and educators will have no shortage of material to consult on every aspect of Canada’s past.

Global Medieval Sourcebook

A constantly growing depository of medieval texts from 600 to 1600 CE, the GMS—already a valuable resource for medieval historians—will only become more important over time as the digital turn further entrenches itself into the humanities.

Slave Societies Digital Archive

By giving endangered historical records a permanent (digital) home, it plays an invaluable role in ensuring that the lives and stories of millions of African men, women, and children who suffered the indignities of the Atlantic slave trade will not be lost to the ravages of time.
Poster for a play called 'Battle Hymn', depicting the red outline of abolitionist John Brown and a blue flag

Beyond the Bubble

Beyond the Bubble is a fantastic initiative that provides educators with an array of thoughtful and easily implementable history assessments.
Image of a bird formed from blue, green, and red beads.

Logan Museum of Anthropology

With almost 5000 items digitised at the moment and more to come in the near future, this will definitely be a useful site to keep an eye on.
Sculpture of the head of Alexander the Great

BBC Ancient Greece

Overall, the site functions well as a cursory introduction to Ancient Greece and will be of most use to casual visitors, or school-level educators seeking to provide students with additional information.
Digital recreation of a gulag

The Gulag Online Museum

This is indeed a worthwhile site for educators who are interested in searching for labor camps that were used as part of the Soviet Union and its allies.
Screenshot of Visualizing Culture's content grid

Visualizing Cultures

Its careful and intentional promotion of image-centered learning helps provide a model of how to study history and cultures through prints, pictures, and paintings of the past.
Imágenes y relatos homepage detail

Imágenes y relatos de un viaje por Colombia

The experience of exploring the manuscript is enriched by an impressive array of visual accompaniments and multimedia resources such as maps, image galleries, infographics, animations, and audios.
Detail from a tomb painting showing a woman in a white dress gathering the harvest

BBC Ancient Egypt

Created with the help of academics, writers, and broadcasters, the BBC’s Egyptians webpage provides an excellent, easily digestible overview of Ancient Egypt through a series of essays and photo galleries.

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