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Digital History Reader

An online learning experience designed to help students develop the analytical skills employed by historians. It presents key events in U.S. and European history in the format of self-contained modules. Students learn by exploring data, evaluating conflicting accounts or interpretations, and developing conclusions based on the evidence.

Teaching the Middle East: A New Online Resource for Educators

Wendy Ennes, Associate Head of Public Education and Project Director of Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators, Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago

  • Launchpad: Chaucer's Wife of Bath

    Created January 16, 2011
    Arm Reliquary from Treasures of Heaven exhibit

    Treasures of Heaven

    This website, based on the NEH-funded exhibit, explores the history of Christian saints and their relics through a variety of different digital tools and programs. Learn about exhibition objects through the cultural, geographical, and architectural environment for which they were originally created.

    Detail map of ancient Mesopotamia

    Teaching the Middle East

    Scholars from the University of Chicago developed, and master teachers tested, this resource to provide an overview of Middle Eastern cultures and their contributions to the world.

  • Following the Great Wall of China: Interactive Map

    Created October 17, 2010
  • Path of the Black Death: Questions and Answers

    Created October 6, 2010
  • The Path of the Black Death: Interactive Map

    Created September 30, 2010
  • 'You Kiss by the Book': Sonnet Unscrambler

    Created September 23, 2010