History has always been one of my favorite subjects. I especially enjoy reading or listening to firsthand accounts of historical events from people who were there. It is so much more powerful than learning about it second-hand. I also think it is a much more effective way to teach.
Eyewitness to History is a website I found that provides firsthand accounts of important historical events. They include narratives, radio broadcasts, and historical documents. (It’s not a fancy site, but it has neat content!)
It is a perfect website for researching historical topics or trying to help learners understand how events impacted real people like them. It could be a great tool for teachers and homeschoolers alike.
Some of the topics include:
- Charles Lindbergh speaking after his historic flight
- The Invasion of Normandy – A civilian’s view
- Thomas Jefferson’s Advice to His Eleven Year Old Daughter, 1783
- Christmas in the Trenches, 1914 – British and German troops meet in no-mans-land
Eyewitness to History is a fun and easy way to add living history to your learner’s life!