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

ABC-CLIO's American Social Issues

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

ABC-CLIO's American Social Issues

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ABC-CLIO, longtime publisher of books and large bibliographic database products, offers six interactive multimedia encyclopedias on CD-ROM that are wonderful reference resources for upper middle and high school student research. In addition to American Social Issues, titles include The Environmental Movement in the United States, The Native American Rights Movement in the United States, The Civil Rights Movement in the United States, The History of the American Legal System, and The Women's Movement in the United States.

Each CD-ROM allows students to browse, look at a subject index, check various represented themes, or do a keyword search. For each choice, students may choose to view all resources at one time, or to view biographies, documents, events, glossaries, movements, or organizations associated with their topic.

The eight general themes related to 20th-century social issues that are included in the American Social Issues CD-ROM are labor, family, sexuality, crime, environment, discrimination, education and pacifism. As an example, a student choosing to explore "pacifism" would first find an overview of what pacifism is. From there, he or she might choose biographies. A listing of eight leaders from history would be revealed. From that list the student could then click on any one and see a photo, as well as a biographical sketch. In addition to biographies, students can access documents, events, organizations, and a glossary of terms relating to each theme. Their exploration may lead them to explanations, photos, or even media, such as speeches given by famous figures in history.

A unique feature of this software is an interactive timeline that reveals key events in five-year increments from 1900 through 1999. …

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