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