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Sourcewatch, a collaborative WIKI project of the Center for Media and Democracy
Newseum: The Interactive Museum of News
"Today's headlines from [hundreds of] U.S. and international newspaper front pages."
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Atlas of Global Inequality
"Explores the interaction between global integration (globalization) and inequality and provides maps, graphics and data." From the University of California, Santa Cruz.
"This site explores the complex history surrounding the invention of the atomic bomb" and explains how nuclear weapons work and their effects. Features key historical documents, a timeline of the nuclear age, arms control treaties, a glossary, lesson plans for teachers, and related links.
Companion site to the PBS series that "examines the threats from nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons. Highlights include an interactive map showing weapons of mass destruction, and a global security simulator.
Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State
"A chronological exploration of the largest mass murder site in history." This companion site to the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) production provides an excellent overview of concentration camps in general and Auschwitz in particular. Includes the evolution of the camp, interactive maps, transcripts of interviews with scholars, testimony of victims and perpetrators, and a video installation.
An archived collection of radio and television clips from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation dating back more than 60 years.
Canadian Virtual War Memorial / Mémorial virtuel de guerre du Canada
About the more than 116,000 Canadians and Newfoundlers who fought and died while representing their country during the Nile Expedition (1884-1885), the South African War (1899-1902), the First World War, the Second World War, and the Korean War.
The Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names
Three million records of Holocaust victims, based on pages of testimony, historical documentation, and local commemoration projects.
The Churchill Papers: A Catalogue
The papers of Sir Winston Churchill from "childhood letters and school reports to his final writings" have been indexed, and the over 70,000 entries are searchable or browsable by time period.
Choose Your Own Wiki Adventure (model: creating wikis in history class)
Iron Curtain, Marshall Plan, Korean War, Sputnik, Cuba, Vietnam, China, and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Cold War Experience examines Culture, Technology, Espionage, and The Bomb, with articles, images, streaming video, maps, timelines, and message boards. Companion Web site to a CNN TV documentary series.
Debunking Hitler: Marking the Site of the Führer's Bunker
An interactive guide to Hitler's bunker and links to related material about World War II and the Holocaust.
Democracy at War: Canadian Newspapers and the Second World War/La Démocratie en Guerre: Les Journaux Canadiens et la Seconde Guerre Mondiale
144,000 newspaper articles, manually clipped, stamped with the date, and arranged by subject, includes news stories and editorials from newspapers, mostly Canadian, documenting every aspect of" World War II. From the Canadian War Museum.
"A significant...online database of spoken word collections spanning the 20th century."
These are short essays designed to help the beginning historian conduct and organize his or her own historical research. Essays marked with include forms for you to print and use in your own research.
Visualizing Yourself Amongst the Other 6.5 billion. 1 pixel of your screen for each person in the world.
Reporters Without Borders (RSF)
This global organization "defends journalists and other media contributors and professionals who have been imprisoned or persecuted for doing their work." Includes news and reports.
Science and Policy of Global Change
The Web site for a Massachusetts Institute of Technology organization "that conducts research, independent policy analysis, and public communication on issues of global environmental change." Integrated Global System Model (IGSM) that simulates global environmental changes, and information about projects such as the "greenhouse gamble" roulette wheel depicting the uncertainty of climate change predictions.
WhoWhatWhen: Interactive Historical Timelines
This site is a "database of people and events from 1000 A.D. to the present" which can be used "to create graphic timelines of periods in history, as well as timelines of the lives of individuals." Search by date, year, famous individual, or contemporaries in the same field. Includes some special lists such as recently departed famous people, and those who died young.
World in the Balance
"Stories from India, Japan, Kenya, and China, ... [that] gives an up-to-date global snapshot of today's human family, now numbering 6.3 billion." The site includes essays, transcripts of interviews with human population experts, photos, and interactive features, such as information about human numbers through time and a demographics game. Also includes a teacher's guide and links to related sites.
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