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American History

From the explorers of the Americas to today’s headlines, American History investigates the people, events, and themes of our nation’s evolution.


  • Topic:

    American History
  • Subtopic:

    American History (General)
ISBN
978-1-598-84668-3
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From the explorers of the Americas to today’s headlines, American History investigates the people, events, and themes of our nation’s evolution.

The American History database is designed to move students and young adult library patrons beyond memorizing names and dates toward a deeper understanding of America’s fascinating, complex story—its precontact origins, westward expansion, social movements, internal conflicts, and contemporary defining moments.

Created in collaboration with scholars, educators, and librarians, American History helps users become successful students of history with citation information at their fingertips and a highly visual and engaging interface. Whether clicking through primary sources from the Revolutionary Era or preparing for an exam on World War II, students and general researchers will find everything they need in this easy-to-use database.


Features
• Nearly 15,000 primary and secondary sources, including overview essays, biographies, government and court documents, photos, maps, audio/video clips, statistics, and more
• Over 100 topical overviews and nearly 3,300 biographies of famous political and military figures such as John Locke, Sandra Day O’Connor, and Douglas MacArthur, as well as fascinating people from across American society, including Hank Aaron, Andrew Carnegie, Robert Redford, and Jonas Salk

Highlights
• A remarkable survey of American history from 1350 to the present, organized chronologically and thematically, linking reference, curriculum, and analysis of current events
• Unmatched scope and coverage, providing the content necessary to support different learning styles and a variety of approaches to American history while meeting all standards-based curriculum requirements
• Content reveals the connections between past and future events and takes a closer look at issues of continuing relevance
Reviews
"The American History Website is a remarkable tool that will give learning U.S. history new appeal to young adults. Students will enjoy using it and it will give teachers the opportunity to teach U.S. history in a new and exciting format. For all of the topics covered and the use it will have in the library, the classroom, and in the students' homes this product deserves careful consideration." - ARBA

"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

" ... designed specifically with teachers and students in mind ... The layout of the site is easy to follow ... One of the most valuable assets of this reference for the use in schools is that it allows teachers to create a calendar of events and assignments that will specifically meet the needs of their classroom ... The American History website is a remarkable tool that will give learning U.S. history new appeal to young adults. Students will enjoy using it and it will give teachers the opportunity to teach U.S. history in a new and exciting format." - American Reference Books Annual

"A website offering students up-to-date American history research documents and projects. It also includes customizable resources for teachers, like a syllabus or a calendar ... Strengths: The materials offered are aligned with curriculum and educational standards. They can be accessed from school or from home ... Overall Evaluation: A great website that offers a compendium of research and reference resources.'
" - Media & Methods Magazine

"American History is a well-designed site, with a good balance of graphics and text and good use of color." - Library Journal

2008 Award of Excellence - Tech and Learning

2008 Education Software Review Award (EDDIE) - ComputEd Gazette

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

2004 EDDIE Award Winner - ComputEd Gazette

2003 Curriculum Web Site Hall of Fame - District Administration

2003 Readers' Choice Awards: K-12 Instructional Software - eSchool News

2003 Best Educational Software Award (BESSIE)—Web Site - ComputEd Gazette

2002 Awards Portfolio Winner - Media & Methods Magazine

2002 Award of Excellence - The Communicator Awards

2002 Distinguished Achievement Award Finalist - EdPress

2002 Curriculum Web Site Awards, Premium Award - District Administration

2002 CODiE Awards Finalist - SIIA