You Be the Historian
This is another detecting-style approach to history. We look at objects people leave behind and try to determine what their lives were like. No bells and whistles, but it works very well and helps kids focus on making deductions from the evidence available.
EyeWitness to History
Here you'll find history, world and US, through the eyes of those who lived it. This site has a huge index of accounts of various historical events, from how much wine a Roman slave should drink, through to insights into wars and occasional peace. If ever I should begin to feel sorry for myself, I am going to re-read Jacob Riis' account of life in the tenements of New York in the 1890's. There are great film clips from the past here too.
Best of History Web Sites
This is a huge collection of websites dealing with all matters historical, from prehistory to modern times, including a whole page of history games and animations.
Here is another huge collection, this time of ancient history resources, with lesson plans and activities for K-12. I love this site, and it's enhanced by Phillip Martin's quirky clip-art.
How would you like to become a great investigator — of history! I’m Professor Carlotta Facts, and I challenge you to solve the History Mystery! If you figure out the mystery in fewer clues, you earn a higher title as an investigator. So choose a game…and away we play!
You'll find both World and US history, with special sections like Environmental History and Women's History. I couldn't get some activities to work. What I saw, I think kids would enjoy, and it might lead to further reading for them.
Also check out sites like listverse.com yourself, to discover Strange Jobs from History and More Strange Jobs from History, then research them. The text under the photographs isn't written for children, which is why I say "yourself".
Here's a great coat-of-arms creator that you might like to use in your relevant history studies too.
Find more online history resources at The Book Chook via Online History Resources - History.com and Online History Resources (2).
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