Awe­some his­tory sites

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - EDUCATION GUIDE - By EllEn WhytE

KnOw­Ing your his­tory isn’t just for his­tory sub­jects. An easy way to get a good idea of what was go­ing on in any time pe­riod is to check out th­ese awe­some re­sources.

Time Maps

http://www.timemaps.com/ his­tory

This is a very sim­ple overview of the globe that shoots you through all the ma­jor civil­i­sa­tions that we know of from 200BC un­til to­day.

It’s very fast and will give you an idea of ma­jor his­tor­i­cal flow. If you don’t know when the Aztecs ( pic) were around, or where the Hopewell Cul­ture was based, spend half an hour with this be­fore you move on to the other two re­sources.

Eye­wit­ness to His­tory

http://www.eye­wit­nessto­his­tory.com If you are a dunce at world his­tory, you’ll love this site be­cause it’s de­signed to teach chil­dren an overview of “hot spots” in his-

Time-linked re­sources

http://www.ford­ham.edu/hal­sall/ This col­lec­tion of pub­lic do­main and copy­per­mit­ted his­tor­i­cal texts are ar­ranged by time (An­cient, Me­dieval and Mod­ern) as well as by cul­tural con­text (like East Asian, women’s and Is­lamic).

For a broad view, nav­i­gate through the time linked re­sources and sam­ple bits and pieces that ap­peal. –

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