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Britannia - British History on the Web

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This is a commercial British site which offers an extensive collection of British historical reference materials, including biographies of monarchs and prime ministers, dates, and background...more
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This is a commercial British site which offers an extensive collection of British historical reference materials, including biographies of monarchs and prime ministers, dates, and background information on historical events. This is a great reference source for term papers and other uses.

tag(s): britain (35), england (57)

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Use the primary sources on this site to supplement both class and lecture when studying an aspect of British History. Teachers can either print the documents out OR share them on the interactive whiteboard! (save trees!)

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The Battle of Hastings

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This extensive site provides a wealth of detail on the Battle of Hastings in 1066, including military, political, and social background on medieval Europe. Great resource for studies...more
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This extensive site provides a wealth of detail on the Battle of Hastings in 1066, including military, political, and social background on medieval Europe. Great resource for studies of the Norman Conquest, the evolution of English law, or a multidisciplinary look at the middle ages. Privately published.

tag(s): england (57)

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Use the timelines from this site on the interactive whiteboard to guide your class through a lecture on the Battle of Hastings. There are also a ton of images and maps that could supplement a PowerPoint lecture too. This would be a great resource for a British or World History class.

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All About the European Union - European Union

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The EU has created a web page that provides summary information in a format with which most students can cope. This site is still somewhat Eurocentric, but it outlines ...more
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The EU has created a web page that provides summary information in a format with which most students can cope. This site is still somewhat Eurocentric, but it outlines the basic principles behind European cooperation and economic interdependence. As such, it could be a valuable starting point for students interested in exploring the future of Europe.

tag(s): europe (75)

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Use this site as an introductory point for a unit on economic unions such as the EU. Have students explore the site in pairs or cooperative learning groups in order to understand more about the principles and advantages of membership. This activity works well with a graphic organizer to guide students OR as a means for students to explore on their own with the intentions of presenting what they deem to be the most important points to the class. Have cooperative learning groups create online books using a tool such as Bookemon, reviewed here.

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Face to Face with the Czars

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For the history buff, this site offers everything you want to know about the Romanov Dynasty, from 1613 to its end in 1917. Click on different dates in the timeline ...more
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For the history buff, this site offers everything you want to know about the Romanov Dynasty, from 1613 to its end in 1917. Click on different dates in the timeline to see all of royal Russia, from Mikhail Feodorovich to Nicholas II. There are pictures of each ruler, as well as a succinct biography, complete with links to a glossary of terms. Even those who aren't as enthralled with history will enjoy reading about the more uncommon rulers such as Catherine the Great - she used to correspond with Voltaire, you know.

tag(s): biographies (87), russia (38)

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One of the most useful aspects of this site are all the images and the background information on them included. These alone could be used to supplement any lecture on the Russian Czars - hang them around your classroom or on display boards. For student work, randomly assign partners a ruler to research. Have students create a poster relaying the most interesting facts about their ruler, in poster format. We recommend a site such as Padlet (reviewed here).

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Samples of Greetings in Russian

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This is a simple site that has recorded greetings and farewells in Russian, along with the various translations in English. The phrases are set up in chart form, which include ...more
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This is a simple site that has recorded greetings and farewells in Russian, along with the various translations in English. The phrases are set up in chart form, which include a column that comments on whether the phrase is formal, informal, and other helpful tips. An easy way to get an idea of the Russian language if you haven't heard it.

tag(s): russian (26)

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Use this site as a quick learning center during a unit on Russian Politics or history. Students can use the phrases in speaking or within a graphic organizer. Teachers of the Russian language could also print this to help students review the basic language concepts.

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Welcome to the New Russia

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This site is designed for tourists, and contains lots of good basic information on Russia. Colorful graphics and an easy-to-follow layout allow you to virtually explore Moscow, St....more
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This site is designed for tourists, and contains lots of good basic information on Russia. Colorful graphics and an easy-to-follow layout allow you to virtually explore Moscow, St. Petersburg, the Trans-Siberian Railway or the main waterways. You'll also find links to Russian history, art, architecture, and other interesting facts. Click on "The Gazeteer" for a summary of Russia today, or follow the "Activities" link to find out about wildlife preservation of the Siberian tiger.

tag(s): russia (38)

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Save this site as a favorite on classroom computers, and have students look at individually. Have students examine the different sections of the site, and then create a "travel brochure" for Russia. Use an online poster creator, such as Padlet (reviewed here).

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The Russian Revolution

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This site from Fordham University offers a college-level treatment of the Russian Revolution and the personalities and factions which contributed to the political turmoil. Using a combination...more
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This site from Fordham University offers a college-level treatment of the Russian Revolution and the personalities and factions which contributed to the political turmoil. Using a combination of on-site and metasite resources, the author's treatment allows users to follow the narrative at varying levels of depth. This site could be useful for teachers preparing a Western Civilization survey, or for AP students working on a research project.

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Use this site as a means to search for any and all primary sources needed in a US or World History course. Save this site as a favorite on your desktop to allow for easy access and retrieval.

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The Meeting of Frontiers

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This site from the Library of Congress compares the settlement of the American west with the Russian migration and expansion eastward, and highlights the meeting of the Russian and...more
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This site from the Library of Congress compares the settlement of the American west with the Russian migration and expansion eastward, and highlights the meeting of the Russian and American frontiers in the Alaskan wilderness. Developed in both English and Russian, the site covers a half dozen major topic areas, offering combinations of narrative and archival images. This is a "compare and contrast" study that students don't frequently encounter, and it could be an interesting sidebar to discussions of either the American west or the history of Russia in the 19th century.

tag(s): alaska (25), states (162)

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If comparing, use an online Venn Diagram on the interactive whiteboard or projector - we recommend a tool such as Interactive Two Circle Venn Diagram (reviewed here).

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Moscow Online

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This site, developed in part by the Moscow tourism bureau, offers a glimpse of some of the city's most famous landmarks, and a very complete section on the Kremlin. There ...more
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This site, developed in part by the Moscow tourism bureau, offers a glimpse of some of the city's most famous landmarks, and a very complete section on the Kremlin. There are also sections dealing with life in the city and cultural events. This could be useful for cultural or historical research.

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Introduce this site on the interactive whiteboard or projector before allowing students to explore it in cooperative learning groups on classroom computers. Have students use this site as a jump off point before creating their own travel brochure of what they think are the most important sites in Russia. To make it a review activity, have students incorporate the historical significance of each of the places they choose. This would be useful in a world history classroom.

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The Kremlin - A Historical Tour

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This site offers a tour of the seat of Russia's government, once a sixteenth century fortress. There are extensive photos of the buildings inside the Kremlin, along with short narrative...more
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This site offers a tour of the seat of Russia's government, once a sixteenth century fortress. There are extensive photos of the buildings inside the Kremlin, along with short narrative explaining the role they have played in Russia's history over the past 400 years.

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Save this site as a favorite and use it as a learning center or station during a unit on Russia's political evolution over the past centuries. The content stretches well before the last century, but in a way that shows the changes that were made recently and why they are significant. An activity like this will probably work best with a graphic organizer - for help making one, we recommend a site such as Graphic Organizer Maker, (reviewed here).

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The Empire that was Russia - Library of Congress

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This is a truly extraordinary collection of images of Russia during the period 1900-1915. The photographer's techniques enabled the Library of Congress to recreate high quality, full-color...more
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This is a truly extraordinary collection of images of Russia during the period 1900-1915. The photographer's techniques enabled the Library of Congress to recreate high quality, full-color images of 100 year old scenes that look as though they were taken yesterday. Though the site has a wealth of technical information, the images themselves will be most useful. The site includes numerous buildings that were destroyed during the Russian revolution of 1917.

tag(s): photography (160), russia (38)

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Use the images on this site to create a visual discovery activity in your classroom. Select 3-5 of the more powerful and descriptive images, placing them on separate PowerPoint slides. Share the slides on the interactive whiteboard, allowing students to view each image for 30-45 seconds each. During that time period students should jot down what they can observe, infer and predict about each image. After the class has gone through all the slides, have a class discussion based on student's notes. This is a great way to review a unit on Russia, allowing students to apply their knowledge from the previous classes.

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Voyages of Discovery

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The London Museum of Natural History created this site to chronicle the voyage of Captain Cook, who was the first European to bring natural scientists to Australia. Learn what they...more
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The London Museum of Natural History created this site to chronicle the voyage of Captain Cook, who was the first European to bring natural scientists to Australia. Learn what they found and how they documented their work.

tag(s): australia (35), explorers (61)

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Use the site as an activator for a unit on Charles Darwin and the theory of Evolution he eventually published and made famous. The images, maps and quick bio would work well on the interactive whiteboard to serve as a guide for a lecture OR would be a great learning center or station. Save this site as a favorite and use it in your own classroom!

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Picture Australia

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An on-line resource for maps and images of Australia. ...more
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An on-line resource for maps and images of Australia.

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Use the images on this site to create a visual discovery activity in your classroom, introducing the topic of a famous event or person that occurred in Australia. Select 3-5 images from this site, choosing the most powerful and moving images. Placing the images on individual slides, allow students 1-2 minutes to observe each image. During that time period, students should be taking notes based on what they observe, predict and infer about each image. The more powerful and detailed the image is, the more information students can take out. After the class has observed all the chosen images, have a class discussion based on the notes students took. This is a great way to introduce content in a way that gets students thinking, as well as avoiding the typical lecture format.

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Australian Aboriginal Art

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Australia's aboriginal cultures were flourishing thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans. This sites describes their artwork and its role in aboriginal culture. ...more
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Australia's aboriginal cultures were flourishing thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans. This sites describes their artwork and its role in aboriginal culture.

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Use the images on this site to introduce Australian Aboriginal art and culture. Use this site as a learning center or as an introductory activity on the interactive whiteboard. If using as a learning center, have students connect the art to events that were happening in Australia at that time. Have students create a multimedia presentation connecting the artwork seen here with other aspects of Aboriginal culture or Australian history.Have students use a tool such as Woices (beta) (reviewed here). This site allows students to create audio recordings AND choose a location (on a map) where the story takes place.

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Australia - Beyond the Fatal Shore - PBS

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This PBS series begins with the origins of Australia as a penal colony, then goes on to survey the people, cultures, and natural beauty of this island continent. ...more
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This PBS series begins with the origins of Australia as a penal colony, then goes on to survey the people, cultures, and natural beauty of this island continent.

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Use the interactive timeline on this site to provide a brief overview of Australia's beginnings and its' development into a nation. Introduce the timeline on the interactive whiteboard or projector, using it as a introductory activity about Australia. This could be a great starter activity - as students are coming in, have them read the timeline and reflect on what they see. Teachers can target student interest with a question about the timeline or let them respond freely.

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Australian Story

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he Australian Broadcasting Corporation offers this series of profiles of Australian citizens. The profiles change frequently, and there's also an archive of past profiles. Here's a...more
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he Australian Broadcasting Corporation offers this series of profiles of Australian citizens. The profiles change frequently, and there's also an archive of past profiles. Here's a chance to see some personalities the Australians consider interesting.

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Use this site to expand student knowledge about current events in another corner of the world. To show what they have learned from this site, challenge students to create an online graphic to share using Tabblo reviewed here.

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Documenting a Democracy

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The Australian government prepared this site to commemorate the centennial of confederation, celebrated in 2001. It contains a large collection of facts, images and information about...more
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The Australian government prepared this site to commemorate the centennial of confederation, celebrated in 2001. It contains a large collection of facts, images and information about the country that hosted the 2000 Olympics. There are also detailed maps and a timeline.

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Use this site to research and learn more about the "land down under." Assign different regions to groups of students to investigate. Each region includes pictures and information. Have students create a mini-research multimedia project to share with the class.

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Tokugawa Japan

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This site is devoted to the study of Japan in the 17th-19th centuries, during the Tokugawa Shogunate. Written at college level, it documents the cultural, political, and military history...more
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This site is devoted to the study of Japan in the 17th-19th centuries, during the Tokugawa Shogunate. Written at college level, it documents the cultural, political, and military history of the period in significant detail. Good resource for serious high school research, or for teachers who need background on the evolution of Japanese culture, especially regarding Japanese reactions to Western influence.

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Use this site as a resource for students working on a research paper or project. Save the site on your teacher web page to allow students to access the site in and out of the classroom. A lot of text, but a great resource for a World History II classroom!

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Residence Of The Prime Minister Of Japan

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Special features: bilingual - This site has info on the Prime Minister of Japan. It includes his reports, speeches, policies, press conferences, budgets, etc. It also contains statistical...more
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Special features: bilingual - This site has info on the Prime Minister of Japan. It includes his reports, speeches, policies, press conferences, budgets, etc. It also contains statistical information on Japan which may be useful. One interesting area is the opinion section.

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Nippon in the World

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This Japanese site offers a collection of classical Japanese artwork, suitable for study as part of an exposure to Japanese history. The interface isn't the greatest, and the images...more
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This Japanese site offers a collection of classical Japanese artwork, suitable for study as part of an exposure to Japanese history. The interface isn't the greatest, and the images contain watermarks, but the site works fine as an example of the unique nature of Japanese artistic representations.

tag(s): japan (61)

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Use these images in a picture walk around the classroom to introduce or review a unit on some aspect of Japanese culture. Select 10-15 images to be hung around the classroom, with students rotating between them every 30-60 seconds. Have students fill out quickly what they observe and infer about each image, with the intentions of connecting each image to an essential understanding about Japanese culture. For help creating easy and quick graphic organizers for the activity, we recommend a site such as Graphic Organizer Maker, (reviewed here).

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