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Today i read a story about an anthropologist who proposed a game to the kids in an African tribe. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the kids that who ever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run they all took each others hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats. When he asked them why they had run like that as one could have had all the fruits for himself they said: UBUNTU, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?

History Best of History Web Sites  Best of History Web Sites, created by EdTechTeacher Inc, is an award-winning portal that contains annotated links to over 1200 history web sites as well as links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more.

History Timelines of History, Today in History, World History  Timelines of World History contains numerous files arranged first in universal files by date, then by country, then by assorted subjects as listed on the main page. Also included are Today in History files. The local search engine is a powerful tool.. Clicking on the time period, when known, of a subject and then using the browser search tool works very well for phrases. 

  1. History
  2. Historical Text Archive: Links :
  3. Category Listing, Historical Text Archive contains 7775 links in 24 categories.
  4. PROJECT GUTENBERG OFFICIAL HOME SITE        Free Books On-Line -
  5. History          A Walk Through Time
  6. History AGROPOLIS-MUSEUM - Food and agricultures of the worldWorld's food  Discover the astounding itinerary of the world's foods from the field to the dish. Compare their nutritional functions, histories, production, transformation, consumption, and the cultural traditions they are attached to.  History of food and agricultureFrom his origin, man struggled endlessly to get food. But the forms of this quest have greatly changed... Farmers and farming over the worldOn a worldwide scale, farming shows a great diversity, and farmers are nonetheless different.The "Banquet de l'Humanité"Although some people would say  that "we are all in the same boat", the "Banquet de l’Humanité" is here to show that each one eats according to one’s income, food resources and cultural background. 
  7. History American Inventors and Inventions  Since 1790 the United States Patent Office has granted more than 6  million patents. The number of patents issued increased dramatically during the 19th century, stimulated by the American industrial revolution and further fueling it. The middle and late 19th century was a golden age for American invention. The technology envisioned by American inventors has improved our standard of living and linked us across physical and cultural divides.The Smithsonian preserves thousands of the models that inventors were required to submit with patent applications before 1880.  
  8. History American Memory from the Library of Congress  oday in History mines the American Memory historical collections to discover what happened in American history today…and every day
  9. History AncientScripts.com  The aim of Ancient Scripts is not to replace texts books or instructional web sites. Instead, it is designed to give an introduction to writing systems, which hopefully will tantalize the reader into searching for more information on the web or in books and publications.
  10. History and Relition Beliefnet: religion, spirituality, prayer, God, angels, politics, meditation…  All about Religion!  Excellent site.  "The best way to predict the future is to create it." -Abraham Lincoln
  11. History Best of History Web Sites  Best of History Web Sites, created by EdTechTeacher Inc, is an award-winning portal that contains annotated links to over 1200 history web sites as well as links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more.
  12. History Calendars through the Ages - Home  The schedule of our lives is shaped by the movements of the earth, moon, and sun.In ancient Rome, a priest observed the sky and announced a new moon cycle to the king. For centuries afterward, Romans referred to the first day of each new month as Kalends (from their word calare, which means "to proclaim”).
  13. History Civil War Soldiers and Sailor System  Since 1916, the American people have entrusted the National Park Service with the care of their national parks. With the help of volunteers and park partners, we are proud to safeguard these nearly 400 places and to share their stories with more than 275 million visitors every year. But our work doesn't stop there.We are proud that tribes, local governments, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individual citizens ask for our help in revitalizing their communities, preserving local history, celebrating local heritage, and creating close to home opportunities for kids and families to get outside, be active, and have fun.
  14. History EyeWitness to History - history through the eyes of those who lived it  Your ringside seat to history - from the Ancient World to the present. History through the eyes of those who lived it, presented by Ibis Communications, Inc. a digital publisher of educational programming.
  15. History Greatest Engineering Achievements of the Twentieth Century  How many of  the 20th century's greatest engineering achievements will you use today? A car? Computer? Telephone? Explore our list of the top 20 achievements and learn how engineering shaped a century and changed the world.
  16. History House Online
  17.   From time to time, people write to us here at History House asking how they can help contribute. We appreciate the sentiment; after all the prospect of slaving for days on a witty piece about a lesser known historical episode for which no one will praise you is certainly compelling. If you're clever, strange or witty enough to write for us, we'd love to hear from you. Most don't succeed -- it's harder than it looks. Send us a sample of your writing, or better yet, a sample of something you'd write for History House -- a story, book review, anything. Send it to 
editor@historyhouse.com
     and we'll let you know whether you're a frog or a prince. Everything you send will become the property of History House Inc.
  1. History How Far Is It? by Indo.com, Discount Bali Hotels  Courtesy of Indo.com - discount Bali hotels, this service uses data from the US Census and a supplementary                      list of cities around the world to find the latitude and longitude of two places, and then calculates the distance between them (as the crow flies). It also provides a map showing the two places, using the Xerox PARC Map Server.
  2. History Internet Modern History Sourcebook: Main Page  The Internet Modern History Sourcebook now contains thousands of sources and the previous index pages were so large that they were crashing many browsers.
  3. See Introduction for an explanation of the Sourcebook's goals.
  4. Explanation of Sources of Material Here.
  5. See the Help! page for all the help on research I can offer.
    Although I am more than happy to receive notes if you have comments on this web site, I cannot answer specific research enquiries [and - for students - I cannot, or rather will not, do your homework.] 
  6. History Invent Now  Invent Now looks for new and creative ways to spread the inventive spirit, developing a range of creative products, programs and innovative partnerships that emphasize. The importance of invention in society. Invent Now includes a design studio and creative team that develops and operates collaborative  programs with strategic parners such as the United States Patent and Trademark Office. 
  7. History Invention Facts and Myths
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When we study the great inventions of the world, we find that they are either very simple, basic things like the wheel or very complex things like the computer. Some inventions were silly, some deadly serious, but even the inventions that were not successful were not all failures either. Each invention shed some light on the good intentions of the inventor and their quest to improve the quality of life. Here are some invention facts and myths meant to amaze, inspire and amuse you.

  1. History Inventors and Inventions: A - EnchantedLearning.com  You get access to all the content of the Enchanted Learning website -- over 20,000 pages.No banner ads! You get an ad-free version of the site plus extra printing capabilities (printer-friendly pages and the ability to enlarge images).Site subscribers can access the members' website from ANY Internet-connected computer using their logins.Memberships last for a full year, beginning when you join and expiring on the same date in the following year.  Note: We do NOT do automatic renewals.
  2. History Monetary History, the Present & Future of Money  Information on Monetary History, Contemporary Developments, and Electronic Money 
  3. History Museum of Hoaxes  Very interesing blog.   
  4. History Personal Interesting dMarie Time Capsule  We currently have data online for the years 1800 through 2002, although data for the years 1800 - 1875 is probably spotty.  The latest headlines for 2003 may not yet be available, so you might need to type in your own
  5. History ProQuest K-12  goal was two-fold: "To preserve information... and to release readers from the limitations of the printing press." Today ProQuest continues to follow his mission. 
  6. As a result of agreements with more than 9,000 publishers worldwide, we provide access to information from periodicals, newspapers, multimedia and image collections, out-of-print books, dissertations, and scholarly collections in various formats. Our ever-changing archives include more than 5.5 billion pages of information, spanning 500 years of scholarship, in formats that range from print to microform to digital. 
  7. Our archives, in turn, are carefully organized, indexed, and inserted (in their full-text) into one or more research databases. These research solutions for elementary, middle, and high school (K-12) classrooms and libraries, including SIRS®, eLibrary®, ProQuest®, and many others, are made available on a subscription basis to institutions around the world.  
  8. History Smith College       Museum of Ancient Inventions
  9. History Spartacus Educational - Home Page
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The Spartacus Educational website

     provides a series of free history encyclopaedias. Entries usually include a narrative, illustrations and primary sources. The text within each entry is linked to other relevant pages in the encyclopaedia. In this way it is possible to research individual people and events in great detail. The sources are also hyper-linked so the student is able to find out about the writer, artist, newspaper and organization that produced the material.
  1. History The Roman Empire
  2. History The Secret History of French Fries
  3. History Timelines of History, Today in History, World History  Timelines of World History contains numerous files arranged first in universal files by date, then by country, then by assorted subjects as listed on the main page. Also included are Today in History files. The local search engine is a powerful tool.. Clicking on the time period, when known, of a subject and then using the browser search tool works very well for phrases. Films and quotes are best searched in the film and proverbs-quote files. 
  4. History TudorHistory.org  The short answer is that the purpose of the site is to share my interest and thoughts on Tudor history.
  5. Totally Absurd Inventions & Patents, America's Goofiest Patents  But sometimes these inventions come from a creative place so deep, they can be perceived by some as offbeat, unusual and possibly a bit eccentric.  And that's where we step in… unveiling America's Goofiest Patents!
  6. Medieval Sourcebook: Introduction  The goal here then has been to construct an Internet Medieval Sourcebook from available public domain and copy-permitted texts. [A few short extracts -abiding by the standard 300 word "fair use" rule may be posted.] The problem with many of the Internet available texts is that they are too bulky for classroom assignment. For instance, all of Pope Gregory I's letters are available, but in one 500 page document. The Internet Medieval Sourcebook then is in two major parts. The first is made up of fairly short classroom sized extracts, derived from public domain sources or copy-permitted translations, the second is composed of the full documents, or WWW links to the full documents.
  7. Social Psychology Network  Welcome to Social Psychology Network, one of the largest Internet sites devoted to psychological research and teaching. In these pages, you'll find more than 20,000 links related to psychology.
  8. Sociological Tour Through Cyberspace
  9. Sociology American Sociological Association  ASA is a non-profit membership association dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good.
  10. Animated Atlas: Growth of a Nation
  11. CNN.com - Inside Politics
  12. Famous Trials - UMKC School of Law - Prof. Douglas Linder  The materials included in the Famous Trials website are original works of authorship, government records, works for which copyright protection has expired, works reprinted with permission, or works that I believe are within the fair use protection of the copyright laws. If any author objects to the use of any work appearing in these pages, please contact me by e-mail and I will remove the work and review the propriety of including it.* This is an educational and non-commercial site maintained at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School. Doug Linder, Professor of Law (Seminar in Famous Trials).(c) 1995-2011
  13. BBC History 












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