The Ultimate Guide for History Resources

 

History can be defined as the custodian of all other subjects in the world in that it tracks and stores all their changes and progress over time. As sure as the clock ticks, a record is made for everyone and everything. We rely on history to retell the stories of our origins, experiences and progress over time. It may be the immediate historical happenings or subject matters of thousands of years past. Well preserved and presented history traces people, events and places with relation to the what (event), the where (place), the when (time), who (person), the how (process) and the why (reasons or contributing factors).

History is one of the most well organized disciplines from the very earliest times. The subject has had established scholars in its different areas for as long as scholarship and now has a number of resources available online.

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The following information features a number of history resources in the subject’s most searched areas for students, teachers, researchers, and lovers of history.

 

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Major Study Areas of History

Different institutions organize their history study areas differently. Indeed, some institutions are best known for select history areas such as people and culture, ideas and society. Nevertheless, the sub-specializations are usually drawn from the broad themes such as Ancient history, history of education, digital history, African, Latin American, African-American, East Asia History, Native American, Medieval, Russia, Eastern Europe and Modern Western Europe History. These can be majors or minors depending on a particular institution from which students can pick their preferences.

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Mastering the History Subject

History, like any subject, has its good and challenging sides. As a result, any learner who want to master a subject must be highly organized and focused. A student must familiarize with the subject outline at whatever level they are taking it and conduct a self-assessment of what they know about the subject so far. The next step is to prepare a write up of the target for that subject with regard to desired grades, materials and resources to be used, places to visit and any assignments or tests that are anticipated. Do not let the time table surprise you, but rather always be familiar with your study schedule.

Identifying your favorite historians or the best history tutors in your school will help you develop mental images of what you want to achieve as a learner. Understand their methods and special areas as those could surprisingly
end up being your most enjoyable study areas. After that take note of the library section where your resources are looked for quicker access and for a better experience with getting whatever you need. A student should always know where to locate the core study material for their subject.

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Elementary Level History Resources

At elementary level, the teacher has the responsibility of guiding the young learner in understanding the subject and building the interest that will eventually lead them to major in history. This age of curiosity can be fed with quality history material as defined by the curriculum and also according to the learner’s interest. Teachers can help the learners familiarize with subject matters such as groups and culture, the constitution, declaration of independence, presidents, the World War I & II, as well as the Civil War, time periods, and general American history.

The links below have some of those resources:

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Primary Level History Resources

By the time they reach grade 6, learners have already developed substantial interest in the subject. Materials for this level helps them deepen their elementary concepts and maintain high grades.

Below are some useful links for areas such as culture and ethnic groups, historical documents, world history, wars and military history, as well as cities and states of the world:

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High School History Resources

By the time they reach grade 6, learners have already developed substantial interest in the subject. Materials for this level helps them deepen their elementary concepts and maintain high grades.

Below are some useful links for areas such as culture and ethnic groups, historical documents, world history, wars and military history, as well as cities and states of the world:

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History Teaching Resources

Teachers share a lot of their materials and insights on delivering the subject, and here are some of the materials:

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College History Resources

At college level, study choices are informed by the career plan and interest. But for a subject as interesting as history, many students find themselves captivated with the desire to gain a deeper understanding of the origins of peoples, cultures and societies. This does not, however, overlook the need for college history student to sustain a masterly grasp of the subject for the sake of their grades and their future careers. Any serious history student at college level will have already developed their library skills.

The links below lead to relevant classwork content as well as college level materials in history for any student:

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Graduate History Resources

At graduate level, students can choose to specialize in just two major history fields. As an advanced level of study, graduate history resources requires high level filtration of content to develop the ultimate mastery of the subject for research and university level instruction. Some of the fields included in graduate history studies are Military history, Women/Gender history, East Asian history, Modern and early modern European history, as well as United States history.

Graduate level resources should have specialized content to meet the required depth of study. Some of them can be found below:

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The Most Popular History Majors

At graduate level, students can choose to specialize in just two major history fields. As an advanced level of study, graduate history resources requires high level filtration of content to develop the ultimate mastery of the subject for research and university level instruction. Some of the fields included in graduate history studies are Military history, Women/Gender history, East Asian history, Modern and early modern European history, as well
as United States history.

Graduate level resources should have specialized content to meet the required depth of study. Some of them can be found below:

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The Most Popular History Tests

Besides the curriculum based tests like SAT, there are tests that are meant to sharpen the students’ skills and help them track their proficiency in the subject. Some tests are also for fun and for enabling the learner interact more
with history content, as well as improve their memorization of what they have already covered in class.

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The Most Popular History Colleges and Universities

As noted previously, different institutions have earned their place in different fields in the study of history. World renowned institutions have well-funded history departments that churn top history scholars every year and direct dialogue in key history areas. They include Harvard, Princeton, Yale, and University of California – Berkeley, Stanford and Columbia Universities.

A visit to their websites will give prospective students an idea as to the courses they offer and the majors that are available depending on a student’s interest. Researchers will also get a hint on the resources available in each institution that may be of help to them.

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History Career Paths

When you have earned your degree, it is important to have an idea as to the job opportunities available for you. The link below can be of help:

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History Scholarships

Due to limited finances, history students will find scholarships for the subjects quite helpful. There are scholarships for different levels ranging from college to postgraduate. Researchers and teachers can also search for scholarships to do their work or fund their history projects. Although some of them are available to alumni of the respective departments, some are cross cutting and can be applied for by any prospective or continuing history student, teacher or researcher.

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The Most Popular History Competitions

Just like in any other subject, history has competitions meant to reward the best students and sustain interest in the subject. These competitions help sharpen students’ knowledge and mastery of different fields of history and recognize them for their great achievements. Knowing what awards are available can be crucial to helping direct a student’s interest in the subject area they are studying. Teachers whose students win these awards feel proud and see the fruits of their work long before the students move to their different history career paths.

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World Renowned Historians

Historians are as numerous as the different fields that are found in the subject. They are also classified under their specific countries and the specific fields that they studied or researched in. Historians, like American Noam Chomsky, the Italian Niccolo Machiavelli and the French Michel Foucault, made significant contributions to the study of the subject. In the list there is also Ibn Battuta (Moroccan), David Hume (Scottish) and Herodotus (Greek).

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Popular History Awards

Due to the popularity of the subject and the prominence of many historians, awards have been set up to celebrate great achievements in the field of history. Again these awards are classified according to a specific field and may even be limited to students of a particular institution or country. They include the Bancroft Prize, the Wolfson History Prize, the Australian History Awards, the Longman History today Award and the Victorian Community History Award. For those with a deep interest in the subject, checking out some of these awards can help you decide to compete for one.

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Popular History Popular History Conferences

For researchers, spending arduous time in the field conducting research and experimenting on history concepts means nothing if there is no platform to present the findings and get feedback from fellow scholars. This is besides publishing the findings in renowned journals and making appearances in important history gatherings. Some are held annually while others are held in varied intervals. Teachers can also familiarize their students with these conferences for them to get inducted into the art and science of historical inquiry at an earlier stage and to appreciate the magnitude of the work that goes into availing the content they use for their studies.

Some of the most popular history conferences can be found in the links below:

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The Most Popular History Journals and Publications

As pointed above, some journals have established themselves as authorities in publishing the priceless work of historians. These journals are classified as per the specific fields such as society and human history, world history, American history, as well as interdisciplinary history. Others are simply review journals that assess what has already been published by an array of journals in different fields.

Find out more about them in the links below:

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The Best Historical Sites

It is good to be to a diligent student of history, but it is even better to visit some of these sites and connect with the content covered in class closely. While historians value these historical sites for their study and the connection to their disciple, different cities and states promote them as tourist attraction sites. There are even resources for students to use and take virtual tours to some of the prominent sites.

If you are thinking of making a visit to a favorite historical site such as UNESCO world heritage sites as well as other renowned places, check out the links below:

These resources are helpful for all lovers of history and will help them maintain a close connection to the subject. History lovers can also enjoy the luxury of watching the re-enactment of popular historical events on popular channels, such as the History Channel and BBC.