The Historical Content section section includes copyright free curated material, including sources via Europeana from hundreds of Cultural Heritage Institutes (CHIs). The sources are chosen carefully to present a variety of perspectives and to engage students of all abilities and support teachers in their teaching about complex topics. The content is available in a variety of format:
- Source collections which group content around a specific topic.
- Units which also group content but usually around a broader theme.
- Key moments which group content around a certain time period.
- Viewpoints which offer different perspectives around one event/topic.
The Teaching and Learning section which includes ready-to-use learning and eLearning activities which are made to promote knowledge of historical thinking skills, a variety of teaching methods and address specific teaching challenges.
- The learning activities are in a downloadable form and are meant to be used in the classroom.
- The eLearning activities are made from the eActivity builder and are meant to be completed by students directly on Historiana.
The eActivity builder is the tab in which users can create their own or adapt existing eLearning activities directly on Historiana via the building blocks. These building blocks are tools created especially for Historiana and are made to engage student with the sources. You can watch an introductory video or take a look at this document for more information. These tools are:
- The Text tool which allows text writing without student actions.
- The Question tool which allows a question to be asked and answered.
- The Embed tool which allows the linking of a video, newspaper article or any other link coming from the internet.
- The Sorting tool which allows students to categorise sources according to different criteria.
- The Analysing tool which allows students to analyse one source in detail, using annotation.
- The Highlighting tool which allows students to interact with text sources.
- The Compare tool which allows students to compare sources.
- The Discovering tool which allows students to learn more about links between sources and the principle of causation.
The My historiana tab under which any logged in user can save, modify and share their own content with students or with others.