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Social Studies: World History: 1700s-Present
World History

World History: 1700s - Present


French Revolution | Industrial Revolution | Victorian Age
Russian Revolution | U.S. History | Cold War

FRENCH REVOLUTION

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WEBSITES

History World International
A brief description of the development of the Enlightenment Period. Includes biographies of important philosophers: John Locke, Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and more.

Center for History and New Media
Explores the French Revolution and describes the goals of the French revolutionaries which were partly based on the principles of the Enlightenment.

Crash Course: World History
YouTube video's that help you better understand different world events!

British Columbia Provincial Exams: Social Studies and History
Taking the Social Studies or History exam? Find practice provincial exams and keys on the BC Ministry of Education website.

The Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy
World-history texts of primary documents from 4000 BCE to the present can be located by browsing within historical time categories.

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
Everything the history-of-art student needs. World maps, time lines, thematic essays, biographies, and images of works of art are available.

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INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

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WEBSITES

How Stuff Works: Industrial Revolution
A short history on the Industrial revolution. Discusses the effects and spread of industrialization.

The Open Door Website: Industrial Revolution
Discusses the development of different industrial areas, such as agriculture, textiles, roads and railways, steamships, and more.

About.com: Industrial Revolution
Has links to timelines, inventors and inventions from the Industrial revolution.

Industrial Revolution
Discusses the causes, innovations, and impact of the Industrial Revolution. Click on the different areas on the left-hand side of the page.

Guide to the Industrial Revolution
Has links to other websites that discuss the Industrial Revolution. Some of the topics include Child Labour, railway advancements, and more!

British Columbia Provincial Exams: Social Studies and History
Taking the Social Studies or History exam? Find practice provincial exams and keys on the BC Ministry of Education website.

The Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy
World-history texts of primary documents from 4000 BCE to the present can be located by browsing within historical time categories.

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
Everything the history-of-art student needs. World maps, time lines, thematic essays, biographies, and images of works of art are available.

Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop: The Cotton Gin
History of Eli Whitney and the invention of the Cotton Gin.

History: Cotton Gin and Eli Whitney
More information on Eli Whitney and the invention of the Cotton Gin from the History Channel.

Eli Whitney and the Cotton Gin design
More information, and other links, on Eli Whitney and the invention of the Cotton Gin.

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VICTORIAN AGE

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WEBSITES

The Victorian Web
Explores the different facets of Victorian society, including political and social history, philosophy, economics, gender, and visual arts. Also includes extensive information on Victorian authors.

Dictionary of Victorian London
Contains examples of Victorian writings on many subjects, including childhood, health, politics, religion, science, and women.

Spartacus Educational: Child Labour
Contains articles on aspects of child labour in the Victorian era, as well as the arguments made for and against child labour by supporters and reformers of the time.

The Ladies Treasury of Costume & Fashion
A collection of articles on Victorian women’s fashion. Includes a section of patterns and instructions for making your own Victorian clothing.

The Pre-Raph Pack
Examines the history and the art of the Pre-Raphaelites. Includes short biographies on the popular Pre-Raphaelite artists.

The Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy
World-history texts of primary documents from 4000 BCE to the present can be located by browsing within historical time categories.

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
Everything the history-of-art student needs. World maps, time lines, thematic essays, biographies, and images of works of art are available.

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RUSSIAN REVOLUTION

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WEBSITES

Chronology of Russia: Bucknell University
A timeline (1905-1924) of important events throughout Russia's history.

Russian Revolution, October 1917
Describes the events of the October revolution and has a description of the key people involved in the revolution.

Soviet Union (Former) Country Study: Library of Congress
Describes the history of the former Soviet Union and includes a detailed description of the Russian revolutions.

SparkNotes: The Russian revolution
Includes a description of the important people, events, study questions and essay topics focused on the Russian revolution.

History & Culture of Russia: The path to revolution
A good summary of the events leading to the Russian Revolution and what happened after.

Russian Revolution
Includes excerpts from Encyclopaedia Britannica about the Russian Revolution and the people involved.

British Columbia Provincial Exams: Social Studies and History
Taking the Social Studies or History exam? Find practice provincial exams and keys on the BC Ministry of Education website.

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U.S. HISTORY

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WEBSITES

U.S. History
Find summaries, timelines, photos, and links to other websites on a variety of topics.

Women's Movement
From the American Memory project, you will find photographs, pamphlets and other material focused on Women's History. You can also find a timeline of the Women's movement here.

Industrial revolution in America
A thorough description of the Industrial Age in the United States.

Clash of Cultures
Describes events in the 1910s and 1920s that caused conflict within the United States: prohibition, women's suffrage, anti-immigration and more.

The New Deal Network
An educational guide to the Great Depression of the 1930s.

American Civil War
Links to hundreds of other sites that focus on the American Civil War.

The Price of Freedom: Americans at War
Timelines, slideshows, photographs and short descriptions of the wars that the United States has participated in.

American Memory Project
Photographs, videos, and descriptions of various events in American history.

The Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy
World-history texts of primary documents from 4000 BCE to the present can be located by browsing within historical time categories.

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
Everything the history-of-art student needs. World maps, time lines, thematic essays, biographies, and images of works of art are available.

Civil Rights
Timelines, photo and audio gallery, and more.

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COLD WAR

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WEBSITES

Atomic Archive
Explores the development of the hydrogen bomb, the nuclear arms race, and the nuclear world after the end of the Cold War.

How Stuff Works: Cold War
Contains a timeline and description of why and how the Cold War was waged.

Cold War: National Archives Learning Curve
Find out more about the Cold War and how it all began.

University of San Diego
Describes important events from 1945-1991.

CBC: Cold War Canada
Describes Canada's post-war world, in terms of Communist fears, nuclear choices and ties to a superpower.

CBC: Archives - Cold War Culture
Historical television and radio clips describing different events during the Cold War.

British Columbia Provincial Exams: Social Studies and History
Taking the Social Studies or History exam? Find practice provincial exams and keys on the BC Ministry of Education website.

The Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy
World-history texts of primary documents from 4000 BCE to the present can be located by browsing within historical time categories.

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
Everything the history-of-art student needs. World maps, time lines, thematic essays, biographies, and images of works of art are available.