A database of populated places and historical administrative units for the period of Chinese history between 222 BCE and 1911 CE. CHGIS provides a base GIS platform for researchers to use in spatial analysis, temporal statistical modeling, and representation of selected historical units as digital maps.
An online archive funded by Marquette University and the National Endowment for the Humanities that shows the many ways children experienced city life during the last century and a half.
Maintained by the University of Virginia, this site provides educators with a wealth of humanities resources for their classrooms and help in using technology effectively.
The center uses digital media and computer technology to democratize history—to incorporate multiple voices, reach diverse audiences, and encourage popular participation in presenting and preserving the past.
This website, established to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers’ flight, has a “comprehensive collection of outstanding educational essays, multimedia and links regarding the history of flight.”
Sponsored by the French Ministry of Culture, the site contains captivating images and information about the cave of Lascaux. Links included are to other archaeological sites, the history of the discovery of the cave, and interactive exercises for teachers and students.
Activities designed to help students understand, interpret and appreciate the story of immigration to the Midwest.
Video clips on the three branches of government and the Constitution, accompanied by discussion questions for the classroom.
Collection of short essays and scholarship on early Americans’ transport and subsequent use of Old World technologies in building up America.
The site brings bridges, skyscrapers, tunnels, and dams to the Internet for those who want to learn more about man-made giants that fill our communities. It features introductions to the engineering of structures, interactive engineering labs, building designs challenges, a databank of large structures, and interviews with engineers.