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9 Must-See World History Resources

These resources will give you enough ideas for the entire school year. Many of the activities are completely written out activities that you could begin using in class immediately. Others are for contemplation or adaptation for you and your students.
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9 Must-See World History Resources
  • Natalie Mroz says:
    You could teach your entire curriculum using just this one resource. It is a comprehensive world history course, complete with PowerPoints, handouts, and assessments. I also like that each of the units starts with a section titled, "Why This Unit." Many of the activities have students thinking like historians and practicing literacy skills as well.
  • Natalie Mroz says:
    On this page you can browse the PBS library for relevant videos and information on whatever topic you choose. PBS has many engaging ideas for teaching and learning.
  • History of the World

    Website
    studenthandouts.com
    studenthandouts.com
    Natalie Mroz says:
    This site is an excellent companion to your textbook. Well-organized, you can easily find documents, pictures, primary sources, videos, and handouts relevant to your current unit of instruction.
  • Natalie Mroz says:
    World History Sources is an amazing site that offers primary-source documents with activities that will have your students using their literacy skills. There are also interviews with historians discussing how they evaluate the documents.
  • World History Teachers Blog

    Website
    worldhistoryeducatorsblog.blogspot.com
    worldhistoryeducatorsblog.blogspot.com
    Natalie Mroz says:
    Teachers share ideas and resources at this site. As far as I can tell, there is no search feature, but the information is coming directly from teachers using the resources, and it's so good, it's worth scanning through.
  • 100 Leaders

    Website
    100leaders.org
    100leaders.org
    Natalie Mroz says:
    Here you will find exactly what the title says: 100 Leaders in World History. Each person's link shows a brief biography and links to further information. This would be a great resource to use to get your students learning and then have them nominate the 101st leader!
  • Natalie Mroz says:
    Click on the link on this page and watch a short video that talks about the importance of historical thinking. It's a great look at this topic.
  • socialstudies.org
    socialstudies.org

    The Two World Histories

    8 minute read
    Natalie Mroz says:
    Well, the title is very interesting, and this article lives up to the name. It's another way of looking at the world history course in a different light and maybe making some changes to your teaching. It doesn't matter if you agree with side A or side B; you're probably already using a little of both.
  • Beyond the Bubble

    Website
    beyondthebubble.stanford.edu
    beyondthebubble.stanford.edu
    Natalie Mroz says:
    While this is more of a U.S. history site, there are useful activities for the world history classroom. The site uses primary-source documents and simple assessments. You could use these as "bell ringers" or time fillers in your class. Plus, you can use their activities to create some of your own with documents more directly related to your curriculum.
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