High School World History: Resources for Students, Teachers and Parents
Studying world history provides important perspectives on the past and offers direction for the future. Our High School World History Web Guide connects you to the best online content, including study guides, original documents, educational activities and much more.Educators: Sign up for our education newsletter.
In high school you’re expanding your knowledge about the world, learning about different cultures and exploring different periods that have shaped where you sit today. Student resources for high school world history can help you find what you need for everyday homework and for important class projects.
- Anyone can post information on the Internet, but not everyone is trustworthy or credible. If you’re going to use sites not included in this Web guide, pay attention to the Web address of the sites where you get your information. Sites that end with “.gov” and “.edu” are generally trustworthy; “.org” Web sites vary, so be careful. Don’t trust information you get from chat rooms and be wary of sites that end in “.com” or “.net.”
- Ask your teacher or school librarian for a list of preferred resources for bigger projects. They’ve usually done the research already, and may have specific Web sites that they want you to use.
There are so many fantastic teaching resources for high school world history online that, as a teacher, your biggest problem may be choosing which to use in your classroom. Use this section to find the best Web sites for lesson plans, curricula and enrichment.
- High school is a good time to hone your students’ investigative skills and teach them to think like historians. The Web is full of primary resources that your students can use as artifacts that, when put together, tell a whole story.
- There are resources throughout findingDulcinea.com that can enrich the world history experience in your classroom. For a bit of history each day, try out the On This Day feature.
As a parent, it can be a challenge to keep up with what your teens are studying in school. Use these parent resources for high school world history to get a better idea of what your kids are learning and find useful, age-appropriate resources you can use to help them further their studies at home.
- A museum doesn’t have to be about history to be a good source of history lessons. For example, the Web site of the Metropolitan Museum of Art has an art history timeline linked to art resources from around the world for various time periods. Its Explore & Learn section has interesting activities for students, such as dancing with Edgar Degas, as well as many other collections.
- One of the best ways to help your teenager is to ask her history teacher what the class is studying and supplement those subjects at home. The other sections of this Web guide will be of particular interest to many parents and can provide inspiration for ways to get your child interested in world history.
- If you’re homeschooling your children, you might spend some time browsing the “Teaching Resources for High School World History” section of this Web guide. For many more Web sites that can help you with homeschooling in a variety of ways, see our Homeschooling Web Guide.