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Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse at no cost and without needing to ask permission. Unlike copyrighted resources, OER have been authored or created by an individual or organization that chooses to retain few, if any, ownership rights.
In some cases, that means you can download a resource and share it with colleagues and students. In other cases, you may be able to download a resource, edit it in some way, and then re-post it as a remixed work. How do you know your options? OER often have a Creative Commons license or other permission to let you know how the material may be used, reused, adapted, and shared.
U.S. History published by OpenStax College provides educators and students with an excellent free open textbook that covers the scope and sequence of U.S. History from pre-Columbian to the 21st Century.
Western Civilization: A Concise History - Volume 1
Western Civilization: A Concise History is an Open Educational Resource textbook covering the history of Western Civilization from approximately 8,000 BCE to 2017 CE. Volume 1 covers from the origins of civilization in Mesopotamia c. 8,000 BCE through the early Middle Ages in Europe c. 1,000 CE.
The History of England, Volume I From the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688
'Hume’s great History of England the theme of which is liberty, above all English constitutional development from the Anglo-Saxon period to the Revolution of 1688.'
World History: Cultures, States, and Societies to 1500
World History: Cultures, States, and Societies to 1500 offers a comprehensive introduction to the history of humankind from prehistory to 1500. It covers such cultures, states, and societies as Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Israel, Dynastic Egypt, India’s Classical Age, the Dynasties of China, Archaic Greece, the Roman Empire, Islam, Medieval Africa, the Americas, and the Khanates of Central Asia.
Revolution and War in the Hemisphere
This course offers AP history and English teachers teaching material for studying different wars throughout the Western Hemisphere. The collection is organized into three major sub-folders: Caribbean and Latin American independence movements, the U.S. Civil War, and the U.S.-Mexican War.
The American Yawp
The American Yawp offers a free and online, collaboratively built, open American history textbook designed for college-level history courses.
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