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Excellent New TED-ED Video: “The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you” | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

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The Best American History Movies

Awesome list of movies for each time Period!! The+Best+American+History+Movies

Stanford University has created over 75 lessons for high schools based entirely on primary documents. No textbooks, no lectures. The lessons are all about diaries, journals, pictures, documents, speeches, songs and photographs. The lessons are all in American history, although the World Wars and the Cold War lesson could work for world history. The curriculum was introduced in 2008 in California but is now available to any teacher who wants to use it. You can check out the lessons here.

Map of Europe 1000 AD to present with timeline - Look at those shifting borders, invasions, and movement.

"In which John presents Mesopotamia, and the early civilizations that arose around the Fertile Crescent. Topics covered include the birth of territorial kingdoms, empires, Neo-Assyrian torture tactics, sacred marriages, ancient labor practices, the world's first law code, and the great failed romance of John's undergrad years."

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Watch the Second World War unfold over Europe in 7 minutes

Watch the Second World War unfold over Europe in 7 minutes, w16-17 (world history) An amazing perspective!

US History in 10 minutes: timeline with timeperiod music as the significant events change throughout the video. This one is AWESOME! Pin now for first day of social studies!!!

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LOOK: Amazing Interactive Map Shows Every Local Dialect In The U.S.

United States dialect map

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Watch 1,000 Years of Warfare in Five Minutes

1,000 Years of Warfare in Five Minutes. This interactive video shows a map of the world and the wars that occurred throughout history. This video could be used to connect to students prior knowledge and also help them learn more in the process. Gives students visual for when and where wars occurred in the world via map.

The Animated Bayeux Tapestry was created as a student project while at Goldsmiths College. Just as the historic original embroidary does, the animation depicts the lead up to to the Norman Invasion of Britain in 1066. Starts about halfway through the original work at the appearence of Halley's Comet and concludes at the Battle of Hastings. Marc Sylvan redid the soundtrack to include orignal music and sound effects. is your gateway to understanding life outside your home. Use our country comparison tool to compare living conditions in your own country to those of another.