World History

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Welcome to the general portal for world history.

Pre-Recorded Lectures or Podcasts

  • 15 Minute History This podcast series from the history department at the University of Texas at Austin is devoted to short, accessible discussions of important topics in world history, United States history, and Texas history. They are meant to be a resource for both teachers and students, and can be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in history.

Assignments

  • Sample 1
  • Sample 2

Readings

  • Sample 1
  • Sample 2

Other Resources

  • The Constitute Project: New constitutions are written every year. The people who write these important documents need to read and analyze texts from other places. Constitute offers access to the world’s constitutions so that users can systematically compare them across a broad set of topics — using an inviting, clean interface.
  • The Indian Ocean in World History: The SQCC Indian Ocean in World History resource helps teachers incorporate this region into world history studies by illustrating a variety of interactions that took place among its various civilizations throughout time. The material has been assembled into an integrated and user-friendly teaching tool for students from upper elementary to high school. It offers students the chance to investigate primary sources that illustrate historical interactions, helping them to better develop their analytical thinking skills through assisted performance and the practice of asking questions about various types of sources. This website gives students enough scaffolding on which to climb into effective interaction with primary sources. Critical to future learning, such historical thinking skills are part of virtually all state history standards requirements today.
  • Slave Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic and Intra-American slave trade databases are the culmination of several decades of independent and collaborative research by scholars drawing upon data in libraries and archives around the Atlantic world. The new Voyages website itself is the product of three years of development by a multi-disciplinary team of historians, librarians, curriculum specialists, cartographers, computer programmers, and web designers, in consultation with scholars of the slave trade from universities in Europe, Africa, South America, and North America.
  • The Fallen of World War Two The 18-minute long video and interactive data-driven analysis breaks down the war’s tragedies with a deeply engaging look at the shocking number of people who died, where they came from and how they lost their lives.
  • Mapping History The Mapping History Project has been designed to provide interactive and animated representations of fundamental historical problems and/or illustrations of historical events, developments, and dynamics.