Review by L.D. Steele.
Reprinted from the EdRes mailing list.
The History Online page is a project started by Jim Perry for his grade 7 History class. The main spotlight of the site is to get students involved in an archaelogical dig and a project that are extensively shown on websites. The first site is a Coptic monastery in Egypt that dates from 385AD; the second site is a university project to recreate what the city of Pompeii looked like before it was buried, called "The Pompeii Forum Project".Another main resource at the site is a large collection of links to historical sites online. Subjects include: History Resources, Ancient Civilizations, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Medeival Times, Exploration and Discovery, Colonial America, American Revolution, Ancient Coins. Some of the link pages are annotated and some are not. This seems to be an ongoing project. The third, and final, part of the site consists of having access to tests online, and being able to do work online. Once a teacher keys in the relevant infomation, they only have access to the results of their own students.
This site would be more useful for students in grades 7-12. The subject matter is interesting, and the site also gives an article on how the teacher, Jim Perry, started using the Internet in his classroom.I did find some broken links in the site, and some spots are still under construction, but the organization is good, and the site is set up well. The site does contain frames, but it was usable when viewed with a non-frames capable browser. The tests and examples of previous student work are interesting sections which might give other teachers ideas on how to implement it on their own school projects.
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