Friday, December 26, 2008

Modern World History
Or as we call it in my school district, WHII. This is a super site for the Renaissance to the present with an amazing number of links. If you are setting up your course or trying to create it so the kids can do everything online (webquests for example), this would be the place to see.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

A Great Online Textbook
Okay, so I found another online textbook (see entry below). This one is fantastic as it has both Prehistory - 1500 and 1500 to the present. Each course is broken down into the normal textbook categories. There are also great links which vary depending on the time period. The only glaring omission is lots of pictures, but if you wanted to save on a real textbook or need one for students to work on at home, then this resource might be the answer.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Digital World History Textbook
This is the only world history textbook I can find online. It is broken up into easy to follow subheading, has timelines and most importantly has a search engine.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

A Good Place For Students to Start
This site has great timelines (seen above) for 500 year periods, and then people broken up into time periods, then another group for people, events and finally period maps. The best part is that when you decide the era you want, you can then click on the the names, events, etc. and you get more in depth on the side. No it's not enough for a research paper, but enough to get your students on their way.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Super AP World Site
Wow! If you like to have your students do outlines, keep this site to yourself! There is a great chapter outline for every chapter of the Stearns book. There are also unit outlines, key words (by chapter), regional thematic outlines, unit essay questions

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Redraw the World Map Demographically
This is rather interesting. You can select a demographic and it will reshape the world map. The one above, for example, shows where the world's religions based on membership and then gives a pie chart showing the size of each relative to the others.

The Hajj
With the Hajj now going on, the video above is a great (and brief at 3:45) video from National Geographic on the pilgrimage. Here is also an interesting site from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Finally this is the scene from Malcolm X (the movie) which has amazing shots of the Hajj. At the time, it was the first western movie ever allowed to shoot footage during the pilgrimage.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Lots of Great Goodies!
You want something related to geography, then it is here including: a list of every country, their flags, the time anywhere in the world, how far between two points, information on longitude, latitude, bodies of water, map clip art, outline maps, populations of every country and even a detailed map of every nation in the world.

Monday, December 1, 2008

A How To Primer for Google Earth
If you haven't used Google Earth with your students or need to know how to do it or want lesson plans or examples of what you can do. Check out this site.