Department Information

Randi Storch, Department Chair
Old Main, Room 212-B
Phone: 607-753-2723
Fax: 607-753-5598
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General World History

1492: An Ongoing Voyage

This site is the web presence of an exhibit hosted by the Library of Congress. It explores the history of Christopher Columbus, as well as his legacy. Of particular interest is the exhibit's exploration of the historical and cultural debates about 1492's significance for Native Americans.

Amy Ridenour's National Center Blog

This site is sponsored by a conservative think tank (The National Center for Public Policy Research), and it offers many primary documents that the think tank considers important. The site, as much as providing historical texts, reveals what conservative politicians believe to be the essential events in their narrative of Western Civilization. The Magna Carta, Mayflower Compact, Martin Luther's 95 Theses, as well as George W. Bush's address to the nation on September 11, 2001, are posted on this site.

Art History Resources on the Web
  This site covers art history from around the world, and this can be used to explain cultures and how they lived. It would be especially helpful in teaching the Renaissance and how art was changing along with society.

BBC: History of the World

Anything you could ever need to teach a class is contained within this site. Online videos, timelines, interactive content, outlines and games are just the beginning of the wealth of knowledge held in this site.

Best of History Web Sites

This site was created by EdTechTeacher, Inc. and Tom Daccord, an educational technology specialist and author of Best Ideas for Teaching with Technology. It is a good jumping-off point for finding ideas for lesson plans as well as different history web sites and maps.


This site offers information on any country of choice. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, browsers have tons of information at the click of the mouse. Profiles, maps, flags, and history are just a few of the important and interesting aspects of this website. Perfect for teaching World History and Geography; teachers and students alike can find this site very useful. A link for Teacher Resources leads to worksheets and classroom projects.

Discovery Channel

This source is created by the cable television channel. It provides historical narratives and materials for events featured on Discovery Channel shows.

EDSITEment: The Best of the Humanities on the Web

The National Endowment for the Humanities has provided this portal to lead teachers and students to lesson plans, reference tools, NEH-funded documentaries, interactive maps and other websites useful for teaching. While somewhat focused on the United States, many of its links connect viewers to global history topics.

Facing History and Ourselves

Facing History and Ourselves delivers classroom strategies, resources, and lessons that inspire young people to take responsibility for their world. In particular, this organization combats bigotry and brings the history of racism, civil rights abuses, and inequality to the classroom. Internationally it is recognized for its quality and effectiveness. Facing History harnesses the power of the internet and partners with school systems, universities, and ministries of education worldwide.

Global History and Geography (New York State Department of Education)

This website helps to provide teachers with useful resources for their careers. The site provides New York State global history and the geography standards, curriculum goals, and unit outlines for teachers to use for their classes. With the use of this resource, teachers can get ideas for lessons and projects, which can then be altered to fit their own classroom needs. The site also gives tips for “DBQ” writing and sample essays which can be used as models for students. It is provided by the NYS Department of Education.