AP European History
The Western Civilization Resource Center, with lots of maps, primary documents, online readers, photos, etc.
Games & Time Sinks:
- The Gunpowder Plot Game from the BBC. Why just learn about Guy Fawkes when you can foil his plot and save parliament? Perfect for your November 5th Guy Fawkes day celebration.
- The Battle of Waterloo decision-making game. Don't let the 100 days turn into the 1000 days!
- Insult people with class! Use this Shakespearean insult generator to learn some of the less-kind words of the Bard.
- Explore Charles Dickens's London with the BBC. Click on the picture to get started. Don't get killed.
- Could you survive the journey across Africa to find Dr. Livingstone? Play the History Channel's expedition game and find out.
The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is a great resource to further explore the people we learn about in class. Not simple reading, but you can trust its accuracy.
A collection of World History teaching links from Sara Tucker of Washington State University. If you need it, it's probably linked here.
- Our Documents includes the 100 most important "milestone" documents from the history of the United States, and an explanation of why they chose these particular documents.
- The University of Michigan has almost anything a historian could need. This link takes you straight to their government index.
- The Library of Congress has a huge number of resources, especially primary documents. Note that this link is to their teacher portal.
Maps & Stats:
U.S. Government Information:
Indigenous Resources (American Indians; Native Americans):
- Native American Ethnobotany -
Describes the ways Indigenous Americans used various plants.
From the University of Michigan - Dearborn.
- An article on Bear Hunter, Shoshone leader.
General Historical Information
- What could be better than calm, peaceful Classical music? Free classical music! From Classic Cat.
- Historical, Traditional Sheet Music for Piano - Free
- Recordings of various works on classical guitar, by Jon Sayles. He's not a professional, but I really enjoy listening to him. Check him out to hear some of the songs we talk about in class.
- The Timeline Search Engine allows you to search for important historical events by date.
- Timelines.tv is a great resource for documentary video, organized by timeline.
- The Timeline Index gives a timeline with links to short, great descriptions. Go to their main page or visit the European history section directly.
- The best sites for name research are these: Behind the Name (for first names, but since many first names derive from last names, it still works for surnames), The Internet Surname Database, and House of Names. If you can't find it there, try doing a search for yourlastname +"surname meaning".
- You may also want to find out about the history of your house.
- If your ancestors traveled West with a Mormon pioneer company, look up details here.