Here are some compiled resources for your use. These will variously apply to the 10th grade World History, AP US History and AP World History courses that I teach. (See the website footer for teacher resources like graphics.)
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Here are some recommended starting places for valid historical sources for your research.
- SoHi Library
- Alaska SLED Databases
- Medieval Sourcebook - This website contains a multitude of primary sources from the medieval era. You'll see several of them in my class.
- Ancient History Sourcebook - Same as above, but it's ancient history.
- Livius.org - Ancient history articles
- Gutenberg.org - A tremendous number of texts, especially primary sources and histories published in the late 1800s, are all available here for free. Beware, you probably need to know what you're looking for before you go here (e.g., what book you want). This isn't usually a starting point.
These websites and databases have raw data, charts, graphs, and articles. They are considered trustworthy sources of information.
- Pew Research Center - "Numbers, facts, and trends" that are collected from surveys and analyzed using solid statistical approaches. They have information on topics like religion and politics, and are very current. Lots of news sources use their data.
- Global Migration Portal - An interactive database on demographics in every country in the world relating to migration. The twentieth century and beyond for the most part. They also have downloadable Excel sheets and research based predictions.
Here's a video I made modeling the citation style I'm looking for. It's focused on a particular APUSH assignment that we did, but it will also apply to my other courses.
Of Additional Interest
- Historical Fiction - Works of G.A. Henty - These are historical fiction novels written from the British perspective in the 1800s. Understand that, since they come from over 100 years ago, there will be quite a lot of issues that make these difficult to use as actual sources. If you are critical of his writing and understand the biases that he operates with (e.g., there are a lot of "savages" and that sort of thing), they can be good study materials that have a story.
- Podcast - Dan Carlin's Hardcore History - the episodes are long, but the content is fantastic, and the analysis is wonderful. They go into detail, consult multiple sources, and bring all of those fascinating details from history to you that you normally don't get time to discover. Please note: The content can be raw, and thus inappropriate or undesired by some listeners.