MAKING THE HISTORY OF 1989 is a website exploring the fall of communism in Eastern Europe.
The website begins with an introductory essay explaining the significance of 1989 in world history. The primary sources section contains over 300 government documents, images, videos, and artifacts. The scholar interviews and case studies explore specific aspects of the time period. Finally, thematic teaching modules each provide an introduction, primary sources, teaching strategies, lesson plans, document-based questions, writing prompts, and resources.
Librarians will find this website provides a useful context for world history lessons. Involve students in comparing the perspectives represented in the scholar interviews. Involve students in building their own case studies using the primary sources.
To visit the website, go to http://chnm.gmu.edu/1989/.