Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Free Web Tools Vitalize History Lessons: An Online Multimedia Series Engages Students in Important Events in US History. First Up, World War II and the Cold War

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Free Web Tools Vitalize History Lessons: An Online Multimedia Series Engages Students in Important Events in US History. First Up, World War II and the Cold War

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ONLINE HISTORY RESOURCES are available for a limited time for free from ABC-CLIO Schools (www.abc-clio.com) as part of its "History and the Headlines" series. ABC-CLIO Schools is known for its subscription-based websites, which provide reference information and teacher resources to help students learn how to conduct historical research, study historical content, and synthesize historical concepts.

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One of the subjects of the new series is the PBS (www.pbs.org) World War 11 documentary "The War," from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. The collection. "History and the Headlines: Double Victory--Minorities and Women During World War II," is meant to enhance classroom discussion of the material presented in the film. Its multimedia content includes excerpts from the documentary, access to ABC-CLIO's encyclopedia of World War II, essays about the war written by leading historians, and lesson plans from National History Day (www.nationalhistoryday.org).

The documentary excerpts speak to the national impact of the war--the role of US citizens in the war effort at home, the eruption of racial tensions in Alabama shipyards, and the internment of Japanese Americans.

The encyclopedic references include a detailed chronology and numerous primary sources. "Double Victory" will be available at www.historyandtheheadlines.abc-clio. …

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