Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it, George Santayana.
History is the study of human behavior through time, the analysis and interpretation of the human past. It enables us to avoid past mistakes, to understand how the world has developed and become what it is today, and appreciate how complex most situations really are.
General History Web Sites and Resources
First, you may want to read our free ebooks: Prehistory, Ancient History, and the Middle Ages, Early Modern History, Modern History, Modern History II, Contemporary History, and Why are there so many wars?. They are a gentle introduction to this important topic.
Bitesize, History. Bitesize is the BBC’s free online study support resource for school-age pupils in the United Kingdom. Other related websites are: History Extra, BBC Genres (Factual, History) and History for Kids.
HyperHistory Online presents 3,000 years of world history using a combination of interactive historical timelines, lifelines, maps, and graphics.
The History of Everything is a vertical timeline that allows you to navigate, explore, and compare events from the Big Bang to the birth of the Internet. History and art are interwoven throughout the ages. DailyArt is a free iOS & Android mobile app which provides a daily dose of art.
Other History resources: History.com is the most popular History website. Ancient History Encyclopedia is one of the most popular website on ancient history on the Internet. The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. Best History sites is a comprehensive list of resources on the web.
Education.COM brings learning to life with worksheets, games, and lesson plans, but most of their resources are not free.