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**COLONELS LIBRARY LHS**

A Virtual Collection of Resources

DATABASES & RESOURCES FOR HISTORY RESEARCH

 

From ProQuest: free, open resource for students, educators and others who are researching U.S. Black history. The site features over 2,000 curated primary-source documents related to critical people and events in African American history. https://blackfreedom.proquest.com/

US History

Primary Sources

Some examples of primary sources include:

  • Written accounts—diaries, letters, ledgers, account books, notes, vital records.
  • Published accounts— any written account that was published as well as newspapers, books, periodicals, almanacs, cookbooks, broadsides, travel books, childrens literature, novels, poetry, pamphlets, sermons, advertisements.
  • Images—paintings, drawings, photographs, lithographs, woodcuts, maps, video, film.
  • Artifacts— buildings, machines, objects, clothing, weapons.
  • Human beings—any live eyewitness or person whose voice and thoughts were captured by a electronic recording. 

World War I

World War II

Time Line Tools

MY HISRO timeline tool:
Another timeline tool which has great reviews:
  • Supports video, images, audio, & text. 
  • Formatted vertically, like blogs or FB pages. Events appear on both sides of the centerline. 
  • Teachers can create an online HSTRY classroom where you can view all your students' work. Isn't this what you've been looking for all along?  
  • Designed to work laptops, iPads, & Android tablets.
  • Oh the review mentions it's a map creation tool! 
  • Events can be geolocated using Google maps.
  • Free myHistro iPad app!!

Collection of Timeline Tools: http://sqworl.com/vikjsr

 

Timeline JS: http://timeline.knightlab.com

Enter dates, headlines, event descriptions into a a Google Spreadsheet and the graphic is created for you!

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