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Perseus Digital Library

An extensive collection of maps, texts, translations, and commentary for students of the ancient world and beyond.

Odyssey Online

Resources for elementary and middle school students to study ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Sub-Saharan cultures.

Mark Twain in His Times

Broad range of materials on Mark Twain the writer and his times.

Hawthorne in Salem

This site draws on the collections of The Peabody Essex Museum, the House of Seven Gables Historic Site, and the Salem Maritime National Historic site. It features critical approaches to Hawthorne’s work and includes a timeline, an image gallery, and links to several electronic editions.

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Antislavery Literature Project

Primary source texts on the antislavery movement as well as podcasts and videos. Accompanied by teachers’ guides.

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Anthropology Collection, AMNH

Over 200,000 objects from North American, Mexican & Central American, South American, African, Asian, and Pacific Ethnographic Collections with images and detailed description, linked to the original catalogue pages, field notebooks, and photographs are available online. (American Museum of Natural History)

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Anne Frank House

The Anne Frank House in the center of Amsterdam was the hiding place where Anne Frank wrote her famous diary during World War Two. Excellent Holocaust and World War Two resource.

Alexis De Tocqueville Tour: Exploring Democracy in America

This site—hosted by C-SPAN—is based on a tour of De Tocqueville's route through America.

  • Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart": Teaching Through the Novel

    Created February 19, 2010
    Things Fall Apart books

    This lesson introduces students to Achebe's first novel and to his views on the role of the writer in his or her society.