World History

ArabNet: Arab Countries.
This is an important online resource about the Arab world in the Middle East and North Africa. It presents information on Arab art, homes, economics, history, and even the A-to-Z of camels.

Castles on the Web.
A beautifully designed and carefully researched site by Ted Monk. A great “Castles for Kids” section.

Hercules: Greece’s Greatest Hero.
This is part of the scholarly Perseus Project at Tufts University, but useful to grasp the place of Hercules in myth and history.

Ice Treasures of the Inca.
This offers and interactive journey with climber Johan Reinhard to find the great treasures of the Inca. You can follow the step-by-step journey of discovery.

The Labyrinth is a global information network providing free, organized access to electronic resources in medieval studies through a Web server at Georgetown University. The Labyrinth’s easy-to-use menus and hypertext links provide automatic connections to databases, services, and electronic texts on other servers around the world.

Learning about the Holocaust.
Produced for the National Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., this site includes sections on teaching about the holocaust, children and the holocaust, Nazi rule, and the rise and fall of National Socialism in Germany, 1933-1945.

Life in Ancient Egypt.
The Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has acquired Egyptian artifacts since its founding and now holds about 2,500 ancient Egyptian artifacts.The most significant of these objects, more than 600 of them, are displayed in the Walton Hall of Ancient Egypt, including daily life and funerary practices with some photographs.

RMS Titanic. Destination . . . Cyberspace.
The Titanic departed from Southampton, England, on her first and only voyage Wednesday, April 10, 1912. This site combines eyewitness accounts with paintings of the mighty ship.

Secrets of the Lost Empires: Medieval Siege.
Learn about life in medieval castles and how to operate a catapult. For upper elementary and middle school students.

Slaves’ Stories.
Meet four Africans who were taken into slavery in the year 1780. Woodcuts, paintings, and photographs of period artifacts bring their struggles to life for today’s youth.

The Ancient Greek World.
Welcome to a partial presentation, in digital form, of a real-life exhibit on ancient Greek life using artifacts and photographs to help illustrate aspects of that life.

The Food Timeline.
From water and salt to tear-free onions, food has played a big role throughout history.

The Theban Mapping Project.
An interactive atlas with commentary and photos of the monuments in Thebes, particularly in the Valley of the Kings.

This Day in History.
Select a date in history and learn what happened in that day’s headlines. Participants can narrow their focus to specific dates in Automotive, Civil War, Cold War, Crime, Entertainment, Literary, Old West, Vietnam War, Wall Street, and WWII history. Check out the “What Happened on Your Birthday?” feature.

Titanic Historical Society.
In the totally unexpected location far from the ocean in landlocked Western Massachusetts in the Henry’s Jewelry building, this unique, privately-owned display is dedicated to the ill-fated liner and open to the public during the owner’s regular business hours. This site includes a wide range of information on the Titanic.

Women in World History.
Interactive site full of information and resources about women’s experiences throughout history. For teachers, teenagers, parents, and history buffs.