On Wednesday, I will be leading a discussion in my undergraduate History Practicum seminar about learning to distinguish between reliable and unreliable sources on the wide-open Internet. The students have been assigned to bring in an example of a good and a bad historical website on their topic, but I would like to have my own examples of some spectacularly bad history websites to pick apart in class. I want websites that are factually wrong, absurdly presentist, politically problematic, and straight-up plagiarized. So what’s your favorite example of bad historical website? Email it to me or post it in the comments below.
Oh, and I guess I’m also interested in your favorite example of good history websites, too. Thanks, collective cloud-brain!