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Education Main Research Guide: History of Education

History of Education

Internet Resources on the History of Education

Compiled by Dr. Ann Marie Ryan

 

Historical Research Resources

 

Reading, Writing and Researching for History - A solid guide for researching and writing history. These guidelines help students as they learn how to write historical narratives.

 

Primary and Secondary Sources - A tutorial from the UCI Libraries - University of California, Irvine

 

Evaluating Primary Source Web Sites
A great page from the University of Washington

Recognizing Plagiarism

http://www.indiana.edu/~istd/

 

Online Historical Archives

 

American Memory
http://memory.loc.gov/

 

History Matters
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/

 

Making of America
http://www.hti.umich.edu/m/moagrp/

 

American Journeys - This site focuses on documents related to explorations and settlement of North America.

Digital History - Provides primary sources with introductory descriptions.

Documenting the American South - Offers primary documents related to the history of the American South.

 The 'Best' History Sites - A site that offers links to other history sites. The sites have been reviewed and are organized by field, topic and time period.

 The American West - Offers resources related to the documentary 'The West'. It includes primary sources and lesson plans.

The Homeroom – Focuses on the history of education in British Columbia, Canada.

 

Chicago History Museum

 

Newberry Library
http://www.newberry.org/

 

Urban Experience in Chicago - This site provides primary sources and scholarly narratives related to Hull-House in Chicago from 1889 to 1963.

 

Secondary Sources:

 

These sites are mostly secondary sources, but some contain primary sources or links to primary sources.

The story of American Education (PBS).
http://www.pbs.org/kcet/publicschool/

 

History of American Education WebProject
http://www.nd.edu/~rbarger/www7/

 

History of Education: Selected Moments of the 20th Century

http://fcis.oise.utoronto.ca/~daniel_schugurensky/

 

An International Timeline on Education from UNESCO

http://www.unesco.org/education/educprog/50y/brochure/mile.htm