Browse Website Reviews

Discover quality websites on a range of topics and time periods. If a website link is no longer active, consult this guide to website URL paths for tips on locating the original resource.

Thumbnail image of a meeting of the League of Nations. It shows three men sitting at the head of the table with other four men and a woman standing behind them.

The League of Nations Archive

The archive offers an extensive array of primary sources that can be used in the study of global history, international relations, transnational conflict, national border creation, migration, human rights, and historical personages.
Boats and people on a Ghanian river

Exploring Africa

Its goal is to provide high quality resources about Africa and its nations for K-12 educators. Teachers and students can learn about themes relating to African history and information about specific countries in a well-researched, easily digestible format.
Olympic Museum Logo

Olympic Museum

The modern Olympic Games have become a symbol of international cooperation and sportsmanship. The IOC states that the Olympics are a forum “where the world comes to compete, feel inspired, and be together."
Nobel Peace Prize Medal

Nobel Peace Center

However, most notable is their partnership with Minecraft Education. The Peace Center offers two Minecraft learning landscapes, Peace Builders and Active Citizen, both are targeted at students aged 8-15.
Soviet Astronaut holding the red hammer and sickle for Soviet propaganda

A Visual Guide to the Cold War

The goal of the site is to facilitate discussion around key themes of the Cold War and provide insight into both American and Soviet perspectives.
Home Screen for Germany: Memories of a Nation with a vintage Volkswagen beetle

Germany: Memories of a Nation

"...MacGregor uses different artifacts and places to discuss specific topics or themes central to German identity, as well as providing historical context for each discussion."
Text that reads "A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry" and underneath states "A look at history and popular culture." Beneath the text are images of Roman statues.

A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry: A Look at History and Popular Culture

By combining historical popular culture with traditional analysis, teachers could include popular series, films, video games, and books in lesson plans with the assurance of accuracy while also engaging students who may struggle to care about history.
The banner of the website reading "Digital History" with an American flag background. Underneath is the index for resources on the site.

Digital History: Using New Technologies to Enhance Learning and Research

There are specific resources on the site geared specifically to educators and others geared toward students. Teachers can use the learning modules, lesson plans, and teaching resources that also include recommended documents, films, and historical images.
The logo of the website which reads "Visualizing Energy: Data Stories to Guide an Equitable Energy Transition." The background is of a blue sky with windmills. Below there is a tab for featured data stories.

Visualizing Energy:

By combining written analysis with data visualizations, this project displays how energy policy can affect health and equity in a way that makes it interactive and easy to understand.
A map of the United States with arrows and lines pointing to other countries.

Globalizing US History

The strength of this site comes from the thorough lesson plans included in the modules. Further, the secondary and primary sources included in each would be a good classroom tool.
A map featured on the website. Displayed are regions in the United State with mound sites, and featured in purple are the mound sites in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Missouri, and Illinois. Featured in yellow are mound sites in Wisconsin and Iowa.

The Moundbuilders' Art: A Confluence of 'Ingenuity, Industry, and Elegance'

The amount of information and resources included in the exhibit are targeted and would likely not overwhelm a high school student. Alternatively, the site is full of resources that could be used separately, especially for younger students.
Mexicana: A Repository of Cultural Patrimony in Mexico

Mexicana: A Repository of Cultural Patrimony in Mexico

...this project seeks not just to aggregate existing digital collections but also to standardize metadata across institutions and encourage further digitization.
Screenshot of the 'Cover Averages' page from Robots Reading Vogue

Robots Reading Vogue

Experimenting with data mining on over 2,700 covers, 400,000 pages, and 6 terabytes from Vogue, Robots Reading Vogue is a stunning runway show that provides a model of how big data techniques and methodologies can be applied to the humanities.
Screenshot of the map and chart from Electing the House of Representatives

Electing the House of Representatives

Transforming electoral data into a clearer and more accessible form, the site is a nifty means of demonstrating democracy in action and provides an interesting visual record of how patterns of American voting have changed (or not in some instances) over time.
Screenshot of the 'Staff' page of The Decisive Network

Inside the Decisive Network

Developing our understanding about photography ... Inside the Decisive Network is a much-needed flash of brilliance that problematises the image of the lone genius photographer and highlights the work of all those behind the camera
Screenshot of map and chart from The Executive Abroad

The Executive Abroad

A visually stunning piece of historical cartography, The Executive Abroad provides a model for how we can map and visualise mobilities through the lens of how American political elites have travelled the world since the early twentieth century.

Native Languages of the Americas

Native Languages of the Americas is a potent and valuable resource for introducing historical and contemporary linguistics into the classroom as an extension of the discussion of native peoples in the Western Hemisphere.
Photograph from the collection of Metropolitan Railways Assistant Guards 'Consulting the Working Book'

Manchester Digital Collections

An incredibly user-friendly and accessible platform to explore an impressive array of digitized historical and cultural objects
Detail showing "Allegory of Amsterdam Prosperity" by Dutch painter, Gerard de Lairesse, 1665.

ECARTICO: Early Modern Cultural Industries

In addition to searching and browsing individual entries, ECARTICO allows users to visualize the relationships and links between cultural workers using quantitative data.
Picture of man sitting in front of landscape with a white laptop on his lap, next to a man in traditional dress. Behind them is a herd of animals.

Tibetan Oral History Archive Project

This oral history archive is made of interviews with Tibetan common folk, religious and governmental officials, speaking about their lives, or their understanding of the history of Tibet.