Over the weekend I read about this site and thought it made for a great mid-week post. EyeWitnessToHistory.com has content that could certainly be useful in some history courses, but could lend itself to other courses as well (Social Studies, English, etc.).
This site is a collection of over 200 “eye witness” accounts to historical events (some of them are somewhat second-hand, but most are direct accounts). What I find the most interesting are the real old ones – things like “The Suicide of Socrates” from 399 BC, and “Kublai Khan In Battle, 1287” as observed by Marco Polo.
Many of the articles on the site are textual, but there are also a growing number of videos as well. Stop by and have a look if this sound of interest!