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World History

The Modern Era

This database offers a comprehensive electronic library of historical reference materials and interactive curricular units, plus tools for enhancing lectures, creating research lists, developing student activities, and addressing different learning styles


  • Topic:

    World History
  • Subtopic:

    Women's Health
ISBN
978-1-598-84672-0
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This database offers a comprehensive electronic library of historical reference materials and interactive curricular units, plus tools for enhancing lectures, creating research lists, developing student activities, and addressing different learning styles

From crises in the Middle East, to civil strife across Africa, to the vestiges of communism in China, South Korea, and Cuba, we live in a world where current conflicts have deep historical roots.

World History: The Modern Era covers a broad range of topics in depth—the evolution of modern Europe since the Renaissance; concurrent developments in Asia, Africa, and the Islamic world; the global impact of the Industrial Revolution; and the last 100 years of conflicts and international cooperation. It provides access to authoritative information for research purposes and helps students improve their information literacy skills.

Organized chronologically and thematically, World History is correlated to state and national standards, assessments, and textbooks, and supports a variety of instructional approaches. Whether used as a research tool, a study aid for test preparation, or the sole content basis for a course, it expands and completes any library collection.


Features
• The Analyze section supports student inquiry into historical dilemmas such as, "Was the United States justified in dropping the bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?" and "Are the human and historical costs of building China's Three Gorges Dam justified?"
• Provides over 7,300 primary sources of exceptional variety and authenticity, including treaties and proclamations, speeches, including Ronald Reagan’s “Tear Down This Wall”, newsreel footage of the U.S. landing at Inchon, Korea, and photographs, including T. E. Lawrence during the Arab uprising in 1917
• Over 80 era explorations such as the Spread of Protestantism, Napoleon’s Empire, the Unification of Italy, and the Iron Curtain, enhanced with a number of interactive study and teaching tools
• More than 3,500 biographies of political leaders such as Augusto Sandino and Vicente Fox, religious leaders including John Paul II, writers and artists such as Francis Bacon and Henri Matisse, and other important figures
• Over 250 country overviews of nations from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, former empires such as the Austro-Hungarian, Aztec, Holy Roman, Mughal, and Ottoman Empires, and important nation-states of the past such as Bohemia and Westphalia


Highlights
• Provides in-depth coverage of the history of all regions of the world from
1500 to the present, aligned to curriculum guidelines
• Includes thousands of primary and secondary sources,; book excerpts and recorded interviews with key figures; illustrations of people, places, and events; specialized maps; and more
• Combines curriculum and reference tools to maximize library resources and
provide outstanding value
Reviews
"The content in this database is well matched to academic needs for high school and high level middle school coursework." - 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

"World History provides a comprehensive and well-written treatment of key historical developments from 1500 to the present day ... delivers a broad spectrum of resources ... helpful tools allow teachers and librarians to create, save, and post customized research lists of selected articles, supplementary materials, and activities online." - Technology & Learning

2008 Education Software Review Award (EDDIE) - ComputEd Gazette

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

2004 Awards Portfolio Winner - Media & Methods Magazine

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

2003 Curriculum Web Site Hall of Fame - District Administration

2003 Golden Lamp and Distinguished Achievement Award - EdPress

2002 Award of Excellence - Technology & Learning

2002 Best Software in High School (BESSIE) - Web Site - ComputEd Gazette

2002 Curriculum Web Site Awards, Premium Award - District Administration

2008 Award of Excellence - Tech and Learning