Multicultural History on the Web
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Dive into the diversity of American history! At OneHistory.org, our mission is to help teachers, students, and the general public find and listen to all the voices of America, past and present.
Pioneer Court, Chicago January 20, 2009 Photo by Mike Nowak
OneHistory brings you the diverse people who have created American history. Through images, stories, biographies, essays and editorials, OneHistory is dedicated to presenting an American history that includes all the participants from the myriad cultures that have made America.
Want to learn about some of the lesser known (or even unknown) heroes of American history? Visit our Stories page. Challenge your knowledge with our Quizzes page!
History is not only text and stories, however, it is also faces and landscapes. We live in an increasingly visual world and we understand history in an increasingly visual way. Therefore, an understanding of visual history and visual literacy is essential to understanding the diversity of American history.
Want to get away from Google Images as your main visual research tool? Want your students to understand the importance of accurate captions and exciting images for their history fair presentations? Visit our Visual History pages.
Finally, OneHistory provides annotated lists of some of the best of the web. Here there are links to websites for Asian American history, African American history and children’s history among many others. There is also a page with some of the best image sites on the web as well.
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Hilary Mac Austin and Kathleen Thompson
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Examining the Evidence
Seven Strategies for Teaching with Primary Sources
The founders of OneHistory, Hilary Mac Austin and Kathleen Thompson, have written the book on teaching with primary sources.
The history of environmentalism --green history--is a
new field of study and an important one. If we are to make a difference
in the future we will need to understand our past mistakes and
successes. And there is more information out there than we ever
imagined. Check out this page for timelines dating back into prehistory
and books on African Americans, Latino/as, and women in
Women's History from Every Angle!
Much of our work has been in the field of Black Women's
history so there are a number of additional resources on the Black
Women page. Have fun looking through bibliographies, quotations, and
Away from Google!
This basic introduction to doing image research on the
Internet, with an annotated list of the most valuable sources of
historical images, is valuable for teachers of all grades and for
middle and high school students.
The Woman Who Loved
The story of Katy Ferguson, an illiterate former
slave who created this country's first Sunday School is an excellent
discussion starter for students who face difficulties in their own
OneHistory has its home in Chicago, we decided to create a Chicago
History page. This city exhibits just about with every aspect of the
diverse history we are trying to get into our schools, our art, and our