Friday, June 29, 2012
Website Spotlight: History Now
Website URL: http://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-now/2012-03/perspectives-america%E2%80%99s-wars
History Now Online journal
Produced by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.
A typical issue of this quarterly journal will contain the following major sections:
1. "The Historian's Perspective" offers 4-6 scholarly essays.
2. "From the Teacher's Desk" has lesson plans for elementary school, middle school, and high school..
3. Interactive History section provides timelines, quizzes, and maps.
4. "Ask the Archivist" offers suggested online sources. Really good!
Here are some issues of the History Now journal I have found particularly valuable to use with my classes:
Age of Exploration
Three Worlds Meet (Exploration era)
African Immigration to Colonial America
The Indian Removal Act
The Seneca Falls Convention
Influence of Uncle Tom's Cabin
Choosing Best Route to Freedom: Slave Escape simulation
Lincoln's Civil Religion
World War II
~~For a review of this site:
TeachingHistory.org (National History Education Clearinghouse)
I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.
1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within various of the U.S. History survey course modules on the wiki.
2. The other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page: