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Open Educational Resources - History: Open Courses

Open Educational Resources Guide Key

 Open - free to use and repurpose

 Free - free to use

 Affordable - available at low cost

 Free North Shore - available to NSCC students and faculty

MIT Opencourseware

MIT Opencourseware offers a comprehensive list of courses offered at MIT; course sites offer access to syllabi, readings and assignments. MIT offers a course in world history entitled “The World Since 1492.”

Digital History

Digital History is a course in United States history supported by the College of Education at the University of Houston. The website includes a U.S. history textbook; annotated documents from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, primary source, essays, multmedia exhibitions, reference resources that include a database of annotated links, classroom handouts, chronologies, glossaries, an audio archive including speeches and book talks by historians, and a visual archive with hundreds of historical maps and images.


Open Yale Courses: African American Studies

Open Yale Courses contains links to an African-American Studies course entitled "African American History: From Emancipation to the Present." Links to lectures and other materials included. 

Bridging World History

Bridging World History from Annenberg Learner is organized into 26 thematic units along a chronological thread. Materials include videos, an audio glossary, thematically-organized interactive activities and primary sources.

Ancient Civilizations of the World

Ancient Civilizations of the World course by Saylor Foundation encompasses the study the emergence of the major civilizations of the ancient world, beginning with the Paleolithic Era (about 2.5 million years ago) and finishing with the end of the Middle Ages in fifteenth century A.D. 

Open Yale Courses: History Department

Open Yale Courses contains links to Yale History Department courses in European and American history. Links to lectures and other materials included.