ABC-CLIO

World History

Ancient and Medieval Eras

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Description

World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras covers early human history around the globe—from prehistoric times to the beginnings of the Renaissance.

Ranging from the dawn of prehistory through the great ancient empires to the beginning of the Renaissance, World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras helps students grasp the significance of every area of the world, including Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Thousands of authoritative primary and secondary sources, in-depth explorations of key topics, and profiles of city-states, countries, and regions of the ancient and medieval world provide a dynamic learning experience.

ABC-CLIO's unique access to prominent historians gives users information far beyond simple facts and figures, enabling a deeper understanding of history. Even more importantly, students learn how to relate the events of the distant past to the ongoing development of human history. The result: users become more independent and successful researchers, with an interest in history and a keen appreciation of its importance.

Features

  • Contains moer than 11,000 primary and secondary sources, including selections from the Code of Hammurabi, the Edict of Milan, and Marcus Aurelius's The Meditations; and more than 1,800 biographies of important figures such as Alexander the Great, Confucius, William the Conqueror, and Eleanor of Aquitaine
  • The exclusive Perspectives sections prompt inquisitive critical thinking by presenting intriguing questions such as "Who built Stonehenge?" and "Was there a real Robin Hood?"

Highlights

  • Provides the benefit of a worldwide perspective based on a breadth of information ranging far beyond Western Civilization to ancient Africa, the ancient Americas, the Islamic world, and the East
  • Regularly updated feature stories illuminate the connections between the current events and their ancient and medieval origins
  • Supports the core curriculum while expanding and completing library collections
Reviews/Endorsements

Reviews

" Well-designed, focused, and rich in content, this product is recommended for secondary school and large public libraries."—Library Journal

"This website is ideal for social studies teacher teaching this curriculum as well as for librarians teaching information literacy and research skills. It will encourage students to learn research skills and evaluate historical evidence. This site is highly recommended for school libraries."—American Reference Books Annual

"Teachers can use this database to create lesson plans ... This is a very handy tool and fits in well with ABC-CLIO's other online offerings ... It bridges the gap between print encyclopedias, popular Web sites, and more academic online article indexes and is recommended for high school and public libraries."—Booklist

"In addition to straightforward searching and thorough, cross-referenced articles that include biographies, primary sources, maps, timelines, and audio and video segments, there are plenty of photographs and eye-catching graphics to engage students. Recommended."—Library Media Connection

"This already outstanding resource has been improved with a crisp, easy-to-use interface that few students should have difficulty mastering. Highly recommended for school and public libraries."—Booklist

"This database, much like the others from ABC-CLIO, will enhance any school's teaching curriculum. It will bring world history to life for many students and provide a new outlet for learning. The price may be a bit high for many schools, but the amount of material found here may make up for the expense."—ARBA

"I recommend this to any history or social studies teacher, but the site would also be useful in language arts. The site is user-friendly, is very easy to navigate, and many users can log in at once. Recommended."—Library Media Connection

Endorsements

"Since we purchased the ABC-CLIO Schools subscription websites, our library usage has grown tenfold. The library is packed these days! The depth and breadth of the websites is wonderful. Everything that students need—from country profiles to current images, maps, and documents—is in one place. And besides social studies teachers, foreign language teachers, and others use the websites too—some to plan curriculum. The library and social studies faculties are now working more closely together."—Joanne Hughes
Librarian/Technology Coordinator
Auburn Riverside High School
Auburn, WA

"After purchasing the websites, I participated in an online training session which was both convenient and informative! Now I quickly set up customized research lists for the students to direct them to discussion questions and review activities they can complete in the library. The students love all the visual primary sources, especially when they are making posters or brochures for class."—Terrie Crockwell
Library Media Technician
Etiwanda High School
Etiwanda, CA

"With the ABC-CLIO Schools subscription websites, students can locate information themselves with minimal instruction. The websites are accurate and reliable, and they guide students in building information literacy skills—examining different interpretations, choosing between resources, and synthesizing information. Teachers appreciate that the websites are current and aligned to standards."—Susan Leigh Burrell
Librarian/Media Specialist
Grace E. Metz Middle School
Manassas, VA

"Our history department has done away with most textbooks this year! With their wealth of primary sources, critical thinking activities, and daily news articles, the ABC-CLIO Schools websites help us guide our students in becoming social scientists."—Jim A. Masker
Social Studies Teacher, Cate School
Carpinteria, CA

"The Wayne School district has adopted a thematic curriculum for the teaching of World and US History. As a result of this curriculum shift, we have decided not to rely on a textbook as the primary instrument for instruction. In this age of digital technology, we have found that there are many wonderful digital resources that students and teachers can utilize to enrich the learning experience. One of the best is ABC-CLIO. We find their databases of information to be rich in primary source materials, their readings to be clear and concise, and their videos, graphs, and charts very engaging. Furthermore, the ABC-CLIO databases are easy to navigate for students and teachers. Searches are easily obtained including advance searches. ABC-CLIO even provides stimulating lessons and discussion points to further enhance the classroom experience. We are very happy with their product including their support services. I would recommend ABC-CLIO to any school district looking to move their curriculum into the 21st century."
—Carmine J. Picardo, Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction, Wayne Public Schools

Awards

2005 Best Software in High School (BESSIE) - Web Site — ComputEd Gazette

2005 Awards Portfolio Winner — Media & Methods Magazine

2005 Award of Distinction for Web Site/Overall Site — The Communicator Awards

10th Annual Education Software Review Awards (EDDIE) - HS World History Website — ComputEd Gazette

2005 Awards of Excellence Legacy Winner — Technology & Learning Magazine

2008 Best Educational Software Award (BESSIE)—Social Studies Web Site — ComputEd Gazette

2008 Education Software Review Award (EDDIE) — ComputEd Gazette

2008 Award of Excellence — Tech and Learning

Series Description

ABC-CLIO Solutions School Editions


Offering effective technology for your library and created specifically for middle and high school students, ABC-CLIO Solutions Schools Edition provides authoritative coverage of essential topics in U.S. history and government, world history, geography, and a range of multicultural and popular culture subjects.

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A COMPREHENSIVE REFERENCE LIBRARY with content from more than 230,000 primary sources and entries encompassing audio, video, photographs, illustrations, maps, and rich media.

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A DEEP COLLECTION OF MODEL COMMENTARIES from noted scholars that have been specially commissioned to foster critical thinking stimulated by exposure to varying points of view.

AN EDUCATOR SUPPORT CENTER containing valuable professional development tools as well as relevant resources such as discussion points, activities, lesson plans, and research lists.

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