Learn History


Find resources here to learn history of any period in history, and for any continent, country, or major region of the planet. Whether it's for US History, Ancient History, Modern History, Asian History, or any other focus area, you can find sites, online courses, videos, books, and more to help you learn.

We have 10 resources for learning History including educational Online Classes, Websites, iPhone & iPad Apps, Books, and Kindle & Other eBooks, from providers such as Khan Academy, Dig-It! Games, University of Pennsylvania, and Universitat de Barcelona. Find 163 more resources in subtopics including Art History, US History, World History, History of Science, and Modern Era.


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Ancient Egypt


7th - College | Online class

Colossal pyramids, imposing temples, golden treasures, enigmatic hieroglyphs, powerful pharaohs, strange gods, and mysterious mummies are features of Ancient Egyptian culture that have fascinated...

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Arch of Titus: Rome and the Menorah


College | Online class

The Arch of Titus: Rome and the Menorah explores one of the most significant Roman monuments to survive from antiquity, from the perspectives of Roman, Jewish and later Christian history and art....

$10

A Short History of Nearly Everything

7th - College | Audio CD/MP3, Book, ebook/Kindle

In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail—well, most of it. In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his...

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Big History Project


7th - College | Online resource

By sharing the big picture and challenging middle and high school students to look at the world from many different perspectives, we hope to inspire a greater love of learning and help them better...

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Enlightenment and Revolution


7th - College | Online class

Do we need kings? Can people govern themselves? What rights do we all have? Can science and understanding uplift all of humanity? This topic lays the foundation for our modern thinking about the...

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Global prehistory: 30,000-500 B.C.E.


7th - College | Online class

Human expression existed across the globe before the written record. While prehistoric art of Europe has been the focus of many introductions to the history of art, very early art is found...

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Histography - Timeline of History


1st - College | Website

Histography is an interactive timeline that spans across 14 billion years of history, from the Big Bang to 2015. Fascinating tool that lets you choose a start date and end date and then explore all...

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Mayan Mysteries


6th - 7th | iPhone/iPad

Put your puzzle skills to the test, gather clues, and solve the mystery in this hands-on archaeological adventure. Explore Maya pyramids, investigate the Mayan calendar, excavate priceless...

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The History of Modern Israel - From an Idea to a State


College | Online class

How did the State of Israel come to be? How is it that an idea, introduced in 19th century Europe, became a reality? And how does that reality prevail in the harsh complexities of the Middle East?...

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The Mediterranean, a Space of Exchange (from the Renaissance to Enlightenment)


College | Online class

The course The Mediterranean, a Space of Exchange (from Renaissance to Enlightenment) aims to explain the Mediterranean, using history and the analysis of the past, as a space generated by routes...

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