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Social Studies

World History and Geography

Ancient Civilizations

  • Ancient Mesopotamia:  This History, Our History:  From the University of Chicago, this site includes interactive resources artifacts, and teaching materials for the study of ancient Mesopotamia.

  • Eternal Egypt:  This site uses "interactive technologies, high-resolution imagery, animations, virtual environments, remote cameras, three-dimensional models" that allow users to explore ancient Egyptian culture.

  • Internet Ancient History Sourcebook:  From Fordham University, this site includes full texts of primary sources from ancient history.

  • Mohenjo Daro:  From the University of Wisconsin, this site includes 103 indexed images from the "ancient Indus Valley Civilization city that flourished between 2600 and 1900 BCE."

  • The Chicago Homer:  From Northwestern University, this site is a "multilingual database that uses the search and display capabilities of electronic texts to make the distinctive features of Early Greek epic accessible to readers with and without Greek."

  • The Internet Classics Archive:  From MIT, this site features "441 works of classical literature by 59 different authors, including user-driven commentary and "reader's choice" Web sites. Mainly Greco-Roman works (some Chinese and Persian), all in English translation."

  • The Private Life of the Romans:  This site provides extensive information about nearly every aspect of life in Ancient Rome.

  • World Digital Library:  A compilation of primary sources sorted by region and searcheable by topic, date, etc.

Asian Civilizations and East Asian Studies

  • Asian Reading Room:  From the Library of Congress this site includes a database for resources in Asian studies as well as portals to outside links for further research.
  • Digital South Asia Library:  From the University of Chicago, "The Digital South Asia Library provides digital materials for reference and research on South Asia to scholars, public officials, business leaders, and other users."  Materials include photos, maps, statistics, and other resources for the study of South Asia.
  • The Huntington Archive:  From Ohio State University, this site includes, "40,000 photographs of art and architecture from throughout Asia. The countries included in this collection are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar (Burma) Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Thailand" as well as other online exhibitions of China, Japan, India, and Tibet.  There is also a section entitled, "Educational Resources" that includes maps and other items to assist in the teaching of Asian civilizations. 
  • Southeast Asian Archive:  From the University of California-Irvine, this site documents the experience of immigrants to the United States from Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam since 1975. 
  • Southeast Asian Images and Texts:  From the University of Wisconsin, this site features a variety of Southeast Asian image collections.
  • The Gate of Heavenly Peace:  From PBS, this is the companion site to the film about "the protests at Tiananmen in 1989, and the resulting Beijing Massacre of June 4." 


European History

  • AP Euro:  From the College Board, this is the official AP Euro site with resources and practice exams.


 World Geography

  • Flash Earth:This site allows users to "explore satellite and aerial imagery from multiple sources including NASA".
  • Geography World Online:  This site is a directory to multiple online resources for studying geography.
  • National Geographic Maps:  From NG, this site includes links to a variety of interactive maps and activities for studying geography.


World History