A Free Dictionary of Historical Terms, People, and Events

History Today offers a nice resource for quickly looking up definitions of terms frequently used in history texts, mini-biographies, and short summaries of historical events. The Historical Dictionary contains hundreds of concise entries. You can search for explanations of terms and events or search for mini-biographies by entering your query into the Historical Dictionary search engine. You can also browse the dictionary in alphabetical order. Each entry includes links to related entries and further reading suggestions.

Applications for Education
History Today’s Historical Dictionary could be a good resource to include on class blog or website so that your students can quickly find it when they need a brief explanation a historical term. The concise entries could provide the mental jump-start that students sometimes need in order to recall other information that they already knew about the topic.


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