This database offers a comprehensive electronic library of historical reference materials and interactive curricular units, plus tools for enhancing lectures, creating research lists, developing student activities, and addressing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