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World History Commons

Teaming up with a leading educator, we design and implement tools that teach critical thinking.

The World History Commons is an open educational resource with peer-reviewed content for world and global history teachers, scholars, and students. This website provides more than 1,700 annotated primary sources, 100 teaching guides, 30 overviews of methods and approaches, and 250 website reviews. World History Commons has four sections: Sources, Teaching, Methods, and Reviews. Each section can be filtered by region, time period, and subject. Every resource is also tagged to make it easy to find similar materials on any topic.

George Mason University

At the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, digital media and computer technology is used to democratize history: to incorporate multiple voices, reach diverse audiences, and encourage popular participation in presenting and preserving the past. Since 1994—under the founding direction of Roy Rosenzweig—the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media has worked to create digital history and software that is free and fully available to all. The digital projects emerge from engagement with the practice of history in universities, schools, libraries, archives, museums, and local communities. They are shaped by collaborations with practitioners and audiences, and are produced by teams of researchers, developers, designers, and graduate and undergraduate students.