Links: Web Sites

Persistent Issues in History
The Persistent Issues in History Network seeks to develop a national civic learning community of school teachers, teacher educators, and liberal arts scholars who apply their various areas of expertise to produce a unique technology-supported framework for history study that develops informed democratic decision makers. Our framework organizes history study around the fundamental civic issues with which societies continually wrestle and uses interactive technology to support problem-based historical inquiry (PBHI) into those issues.
Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History
Of all the historical situations researchers encounter nothing has quite the same impact as discovering an innocent person hanged, a guilty person going free. The overall multi-year goal of this project is to provide teachers and students with access to archives of primary historical documents and supporting resources about different unsolved, or unresolved, mysteries in Canadian history.
Historical Scene Investigation
The Historical Scene Investigation (HSI) project is an attempt to bridge the potential of web-based digital resources with an instructional model to facilitate their use in K-12 classroom. The HSI project was designed for social studies teachers who need a strong pedagogical mechanism for bringing primary sources into their classroom - to launch a primary source investigation/interpretation activity.
Digitial History Reader
The Digital History Reader project is housed in the Department of History at Virginia Tech. The project is made up of two components: "United States History," which provides materials covering important themes and issues in United States history from the colonial era to the present, and "Modern Europe in a Global Context," which provides materials exploring links between European and world history in the late nineteenth and twentieth century.
Georgia Digitial History Project
The Georgia Digital History Project at Georgia State University houses a number of digital history projects designed to utilize the potential of digital technologies to support the doing of history, including The Story of Asaph Perry, A Semantic Constitution, The Journey of Julius Dowda, The Diary of Julia Johnson Fisher, and Forward Atlanta: A Pictorial History of the Gateway to the South.
Do History
"Do History" allows a student to piece together elements of the past to form an understanding of what happened in the life of a New England midwife, Martha Ballard. Additionally, the site allows students to form an understanding of the complexity of history and how no one interpretation of an historical event exists.
Documenting the American South
Documenting the American South (DocSouth) is a digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to Southern history, literature, and culture from the colonial period through the first decades of the 20th century. Currently DocSouth includes seven thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs.
History Matters
This project is a product of the Center for History and New Media housed at George Mason University. History Matters offers a range of resources, including 1000 primary documents in text, image, and audio; an annotated guide to 850 of the best U.S. History websites; guides to using various kinds of online primary sources, such as oral history and maps; and moderated discussions about teaching.
World History Sources
The World History Sources is a new addition to the History Matters Project. The site features: Finding World History, a guide to the 200 best online primary source archives in world history; Unpacking Evidence, eight guides to analyzing primary sources; Analyzing Documents, eight multimedia models of scholars analyzing primary sources; and Teaching Sources, case studies in which experienced classroom teachers offer a look "behind the scenes" into planning and teaching primary sources.
History Resource
The History Resource website brings you the latest news and information on the teaching and learning of History and its related subject Citizenship from the History Education Centre, University of Exeter. The site includes access to the International Journal of Historical Learning, Teaching and Research, and up to date teaching websites, materials and resources to support innovation and development in the teaching of history.
National Archives and Records Administration
The Digital Classroom site at the National Archives' serves as gateway for resources about primary sources, activities and training for educators and students. The site includes access to primary sources and materials on how to analyze historical sources so they can be used as evidence as part of the process of historical inquiry.
Library of Congress American Memory
The Library of Congress American Memory learning page provides access to lesson plans and tutorial that prepare teachers and students to locate and analyze historical evidence as part of the process of historical inquiry. The American Memory Site provides access to over 7 million historical documents, photographs, maps, films, and audio recordings to support the doing of history.
Virginia Center for Digital History
The Virginia Center for Digital History at the University of Virginia houses a number of digital collections that support the teaching and learning of the doing of history.
Digital Historical Inquiry Project
The Digital Historical Inquiry Project is an effort to create and grow a consortium of schools and colleges of education interested in promoting historical inquiry in the preparation of preservice social studies teachers. The Consortium will produce innovative programs of study that will allow preservice and inservice social studies teachers to learn the methods of digital historical inquiry and implement those methods in their teaching experiences.



The Historical Inquiry project was funded by an IDDL Research Fellowship and a FIPSE grant.
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