A school is a large organizational structure which can contain various departments and divisions. These should be listed in the "departments and divisions" section. The school page itself should not contain many learning resources. It may contain some projects for developing learning resources, and it may also contain recommendations for specific programs of study. Most learning resources are linked to from specialized portals in the "Topic:" namespace. The School of History is for coordinating the activities of Wikiversity participants who edit the History-related pages of Wikiversity.
Divisions and Departments
General Divisions and Departments:
Creating New Divisions and Departments
Divisions and Departments of the School exist on pages in "topic" namespace. Start the name of departments with the "Topic:" prefix; departments reside in the Topic: namespace. Departments and divisions link to learning materials and learning projects. Divisions can link subdivisions or to departments. For more information on schools, divisions and departments look at the Naming Conventions.
How can I get involved?
As a learner
Are you new to Wikiversity or the School of History? You have come across an important resource in the development of interactive Open Educational Resources. You are welcome here as a student browsing for resources to use in your studies. You may like to to sign up for a specific course. Either way you can use this area of cyberspace to keep notes of while you study - but remember, they are open for other people to read! (You can create pages linked to your user page by adding "/subspacename" after your username when starting a new page). Please also use the discussion pages to give feed back about courses whether you like them or were disappointed. We also encourage more active involvement. You can help in the development of courses, adding to the bibliography, putting in links to wikipedia (use "w:" at the beginning of the box), correcting typos etc. If you are a newcomer, please see this quick tour to help you familiarise yourself with wikiversity.
As a teacher/facilitator
We also encourage teachers to use wikiversity as a place to develop and share their teaching materials. For more general information, please look here. In order for people to find your material in the School of History, please follow these Categorization guidelines.
- Create a New History Learning Project.
As a researcher
In addition to Wikiversity's learning mission in various educational sectors, Wikiversity also hosts research. Please see Portal:Research for more information.
As part of a Learning Community
We also function as a learning community, sharing general maintenance tasks, discussing problems that arise and developing collaborative projects We keep a special page of things that need to be done for people who just want to jump in!
- The School of Strategic Studies has a lecture series designed to introduce you to writing essays for History and Politics classes. Check out the Political and Historical Methodology class for more information.
- History of Quebec and Canada/Study Guide This guide has been prepared for Quebec High School students enrolled in the Secondary IV History of Quebec and Canada Course.
- IB History Review Guide: Imported from Wikibooks (2008-05-28). Help to integrate the content into Wikiversity!
Below is a list of classes currently enrolling or in progress
- United States History A complete course analysis on United States History from Prehistory to the present day.
- Human Legacy Course A thorough survey of the significant political, socio- economic, and cultural features of human history from the beginnings of civilization to the contemporary period.
- The course begins on Monday, June 20, 2011. Please sign up now!
- Intro to the Early Republic: History of the US from Colonialism to the Civil War [ enroll here ]
- Cambridge International Examinations - GCE Ordinary Level History (Southeast Asian History) [ enroll here ]
- World History
- Human Legacy Course
- United States History
Courses in development:
- British Empire
- Spanish History
- History of Ireland through Song
- Life of Alexander (in conjunction with Classics)
- War Seminar
- Cambridge International Examinations - GCE Ordinary Level History (Southeast Asian History)
- How They Had Fun: Culture and Context in the United States, 1900-1960
- History of Cuisine
- Medieval History
- Introduction to Historiography
- History of Germany
- History of Nepal
- History through American Girl for younger students; based upon the "American Girl" books.
- History of Ethnology
- History of Ottoman Empire
- Queen Elizabeth I
- History of Scotland
These resources may be revitalised:
- Hitler's Germany A look into the underpinnings of the Third Reich - Socially, Politically, Economically. Now in progress, participants welcome.
- Russian Revolution A look at the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia around 1917
- World History: Part I: Prehistory to the Roman Republic
- Thucydides: The Peloponnesian War A historiographical discussion of Thucydides' record of the Peloponnesian War.
- Third Reich An analysis of important thematic elements of Hitler's "1000-year Empire"
- Introduction to US History
- Nonkilling Historiography: a new paradigm for historiography
- Science, Sexuality and Colonialism: A History
- Natural Science 14-17th century
These are topics that have been requested and are considered high priority for the School. Please start or expand these projects if you are familiar with the topic area!
- See the School of History Resources page.