Friday, June 29, 2012

Website Spotlight: History Now

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History Now Online journal
Produced by the Gilder Lehrman  Institute of American History

Introductory Note:

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

American Revolution

Barbary Pirates

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

Lincoln's Religion


Great Depression

World War II

Cold War


~~For a review of this site: (National History Education Clearinghouse)


Concluding Note:

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: 

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