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

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
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/06_2007/historian4.php

Three Worlds Meet (Exploration era)
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/09_2010/index.php
 
African Immigration to Colonial America
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/03_2005/historian3.php

American Revolution
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/09_2009/index.php

Barbary Pirates 
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/06_2009/historian3.php

The Indian Removal Act
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/12_2009/historian5.php

Abolition
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/09_2005/index.php

The Seneca Falls Convention
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/03_2006/historian.php

Influence of Uncle Tom's Cabin
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/06_2008/historian2.php

Choosing Best Route to Freedom: Slave Escape simulation
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/09_2005/interactive.php

Lincoln's Civil Religion
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/12_2005/historian4.php

Lincoln's Religion
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/12_2008/historian4.php

Immigration
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/03_2005/index.php

Great Depression
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/03_2009/index.php

World War II
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/12_2007/index.php

Cold War
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/03_2011/issue.php

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~~For a review of this site:

TeachingHistory.org (National History Education Clearinghouse)
http://teachinghistory.org/history-content/website-reviews/23358

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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:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/WEBSITE+SPOTLIGHT 

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