I need to personalize my lesson plans to student ability levels.
I need online history resources from a trusted source.
I need material that is scalable
I need a video and graphics for discussion.
I need something catchy to introduce an important topic.
I need rigorous material to teach critical thinking skills.
THE BIGGER PROBLEM
Students think history is boring.
You're bored teaching the same stories.
History texts are expensive and difficult to update regularly.
History texts lack content and peripherals that engage students.
History texts lack up-to-date resources for flipped classrooms.
ODD HISTORIES WITH A STEM EMPHASIS
SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | ENGINEERING | MATHEMATICS
COMMON CORE ALIGNED & PRIMARY SOURCED
WHAT TEACHERS SAY
"I really liked how Obscure Histories can fill an interest gap left by many standard history books. I know that if the students enjoy reading the story, they are more apt to explore for deeper analysis. The website provides really engaging and accessible stories for both the causal reader and for teachers looking for tools to engage students in the study of history. I suggest that other teachers check out all that Obscure Histories has to offer!"
High School History Teacher, Massachusetts
"I love that you include primary and secondary resources. The research teacher in me loves that. Very important to show our students!"
English Chair, North Carolina
GENERAL ONLINE HISTORY RESOURCES