The History Cat... a cheeky history textbook that's totally free.
What started off as a way to improve the history experience for one teacher's classroom has become a website with two million users from 43 different countries...
Our website: www.thehistorycat.com
The mission of History Cat is simple: change the way students learn about history. We've set out to answer the age-old question that every teacher asks: "How can I motivate teens to read a textbook?" Now, we're not talking about skim reading or zombie reading, but actual reading. Like eyes following words, minds creating images reading. For the past 12 years, I've taught history at my local high school. Even though I was, and still am, crazy passionate about education, I decided that it was time to branch out and start my own online textbook. I saw a need to make the content that students were getting more engaging with a better storyline. After all, if history doesn't tell a good story, what's the point? It's our goal that the days of the boring history textbook are...well, history.