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resources for Ancient History students and teachers

resources for Ancient History students and teachers

Over the past few months, I have come across some amazing resources available for teachers and students. I have been teaching ancient history for many years, and even I was happily surprised to find such an extensive list of material. One of my bug bears is when students automatically reach for Google as a starting point for their research. To avoid that, I try to provide a short list of websites and social media platforms that they can access to avoid the pitfalls of a Google search. The benefits of using social media is that stories will appear in their news-feed and even while being 'social' on social media, perhaps a sneaky ancient history story will appear and grab their interest. 

The list I have made here is by no means extensive. However, it includes websites and social media accounts that I use regularly and that students have engaged with before. Please let me know if you have other suggestions.


This is a great way to get students involved in research by using social media. Most of these sites have associated Instagram and Twitter accounts;

Ancient History School (selfless plug of course!)

Archaeology of Death and Burial

Met Museum

British Museum

Archaeology Magazine

Penn Museum

National Geographic


These pages offer a plethora of information that can help wean students off Google:

History Skills

Ancient History resources for schools - Macquarie University

Ancient History sourcebook - Fordham University

Ancient History Encyclopedia

BBC History - great for Middle School students and as a starting point for seniors.

Australian history teacher associations and university associations

These organisations offer excellent professional development opportunities for teachers.

Queensland History Teachers' Association

NSW Association

Victorian Association

Macquarie University Ancient History Association

Friends of Antiquity - University of Queensland



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