HistoryHistory is by far one of my favourite subjects at school. I don't know what attracts me to it, but I love it so. I enjoy reading and learning about the different people and events throughout history.
Most likely, I will end up becoming a history secondary school teacher. Or, maybe I should try and aim for lecturer?
Anywho, I have compiled a bunch of interesting websites that will be helpful if you are taking history at high school like me, or just have an interest in the subject... like me!
The History Channel website is an excellent start. Sure, the acting on some of the documentaries that air is slightly third rate, but the information's all there. Sometimes I turn on the television just planning to watch a few minutes, but the History Channel must use subliminal messages or something because 2 hours later - I'm still there! This website allows visiters to watch archival and video clips, as well as audio. Combine that with an online poll, History Channel TV guide, and an online store and you have a pretty comprehensive website. Hey! You can even find out what happened on your birthday!
You can't go past HyperHistory when doing research. It covers over 3000 years of history. Simply click on the era you want and you are presented with a comprehensive timeline. Click on the event you want and you are taken to that article and provided with an abundance of maps, diagrams and timelines.
New Zealand history? Don't forget about Te Ara! With interlinking text and images Te Ara (Maori for 'the pathway') will help you to learn and understand about New Zealand's natural environment, history, culture, economics and government.
Or perhaps you need help with American history. The History Place offers comprehensive information about America's history from the Declaration of Indepence and the US involvement in World War Two to the Apollo moon landings. The topics covered aren't restricted to American history, Nazi Germany and World War Two, and general world history is also featured. Each article is displayed with photos, illustrations, audio clips, and external links to other sources.
In case I have left any good history sites out, which I have undoubtedly done, check out the Best of History Web Sites. By selecting which period you are researching (Pre History, 20th Century, American History), the Best of History Web Sites will display the best sites regarding your topic. Also, you can search for web sites for lesson plans, multimedia and research. As as the name of the site suggests, it only displays the best history web sites.
If you are sitting NCEA history this year, make sure you check out TKI's exemplar assesments for levels one to five history. These are great for learning how to write essays that will help you achieve at the end of the year.