Sometimes all it takes to get a fresh idea is a new-to-you website! Here are 5 sites that you may not know about. Check them out and let the inspiration fly!
1. The British Museum
You may know the museum, but did you know that the British Museum has awesome micro-sites on most ancient civilizations?
Mesopotamia (Sumer, Babylon, Assyria)
Additionally, take a look at larger themes like writing, religion, trade, technology, cities, and buildings across time and civilizations with their Ancient Civilizations site.
2. Associated Press and Associate Press Interactive Twitter Feeds
Here, you'll find tweets about current events, great images and videos.
On the Interactive Twitter feed, you'll find fun interactives like matching basketball coaches with their mouths (I found Coach K's right away!) and more serious interactives like what happened on the Germanwings flight 9525 and mapping a year of Ebola.
3. BBC History for Kids - there's too much here for me to mention. You need to go and explore the site!
4. Virginia Center for Digital History has several great sites including:
The Valley of the Shadow (focusing on Augusta County, Virginia and Franklin County, Pennsylvania during the Civil War)
TV News of the Civil Rights Era
Geography of Slavery in Virgina
Dolley Madison Project
5. Miller Center Presidential Archive includes great resources for each president including videos and speech recordings!
I'd love to hear what you discovered! Leave a comment about something you found that you are excited about.
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