Portal:North American History

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WELCOME TO THE NORTH AMERICAN HISTORY PORTAL !
Part of the School of History

North American History
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The programs of this Department focus on exploring the history of all countries in North America, in addition to their impact on the world around us. We invite all who wish to learn about North America to enroll in our courses and participate in discussions. If this describes you, please consider teaching a course or mentoring students. This page has been designed to contain relevant information about the Department. Feel free to update any section if it is outdated.

Course Offerings

Current

The following courses are being offered at this time by the Department.

Proposed

These courses are in development. When they are ready to go, they will be moved to the above section.

Projects

Requested

Many requests are received for courses. Those with the highest priority are listed here. Unfortunately, there are fewer instructors than courses. If you can teach a course, please consider doing so.

Task List

Current Task List

News
  • May 7, 2007 - Department of American History founded!
  • October 7, 2007 - Department of Canadian History founded!
  • October 3, 2008 - Page overhaul!
  • October 7, 2008 - Department of Canadian History is merged into Department of American History!
  • October 15, 2008 - Department renamed to Department of North American History
Degree Program

Wikiversity does not offer degree programs, but this list gives students an idea of what might be required to earn a college degree.

Minor

Normally most institutions do not offer undergraduate degrees in American History. This course sequence would be for a Minor in American History.

Resources

Canada

Excellent general reference powered by Historica.
Writing a paper or conducting research on a specific topic? This should be your first stop - a great collection of relevant links.
A research guide to primary and secondary sources for Canadian history.
For Canadian Military history buffs, with some downloadable books, ie Hatch's history of the BCATP.
A wide range of historical documents and major histories from all provinces of Canada.
A wide range of historical documents and major histories from all provinces; also includes many federal documents and reports, plus some parliamentary debates.
excellent general reference powered by Historica
Writing a paper or conducting research on a specific topic? This should be your first stop - a great collection of relevant links.
Good place to find links to those hard to find primary documents, maps, images, etc.
For Canadian Military history buffs, with some downloadable books, ie Hatch's history of the BCATP
A wide range of historical documents and major histories from all provinces
A wide range of historical documents and major histories from all provinces; also includes many federal documents and reports, plus some parliamentary debates
Searchable database of websites with Canadian historical content, aimed at students aged 9-12

Central America

United States

A short 1831 essay, very approachable, by John James Audubon
An 81-page, 1997 book by the Air Force History and Museums Program. In addition to the military-specific narrative it provides a good overview of the (declared, overt) wars the United States was involved in during the 20th century.
A Brief Biography of Thomas Jefferson for kids.

Wikipedia articles

Historical periods

School Announcements
December 22, 2015
Topic:Sri Lankan history has started
June 20, 2011
United States History will begin
June 20, 2011
Human Legacy Course will begin
Aug 24, 2010
Reorganization underway.
Jun 16, 2010
History of the Ottoman Empire Course has started.
May 15, 2010
Military History Department founded.
School of History News Archive
Instructors

If you are interesting in coordinating a project or teaching a course, feel free to list yourself in the list of faculty below (A-Z order).

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