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    April, 2010

  • Latin American Studies - April 06, 2010 03:27 AM
    Historically rich, geographically diverse and culturally intriguing, Latin America is a fascinating place. Discover online resources for Latin American studies, including journals, information on specific countries and current events, and advice for pursuing a career or college major in Latin American studies.
  • January, 2010

  • Civil Rights Movement - January 18, 2010 05:07 PM
    During the 1950s and ‘60s, African-Americans campaigned for an end to racial discrimination through a series of non-violent protests and marches. The Civil Rights Movement culminated with the passage of federal laws banning discrimination in voting, employment, housing and other sectors of American society.
  • December, 2009

  • How to Write a Biography - December 08, 2009 03:35 PM
    At some point in their academic careers, all students will be required to write a biography. In this guide, learn how to write a biography with tips for every phase of the process, from planning to research and writing. And because a biography is only as good as the author’s research, find links below to the best sources of biographical information on the Web, including interviews and obituaries.
  • November, 2009

  • The 1960s United States - November 14, 2009 12:00 AM
    The 1960s in the United States was one of the most turbulent decades in U.S. history. Music, fashion and art all became intertwined with politics, and resulted in a decade that is remembered to this day as one of both violent confrontation and incredible achievement.
  • 1950s United States and the Cold War - November 13, 2009 07:00 PM
    After World War II, the United States emerged as a world power and the Soviet Union became America’s greatest rival. Concern with the spread of Communism quickly led to the cold war. Discover the events that shaped the 1950s United States and the cold war with the sites below.
  • The Great Depression and the New Deal - November 13, 2009 05:00 PM
    In the 1930s, the United States faced its greatest crisis since the Civil War. The Stock Market Crash of 1929 and the Great Depression that followed brought an end to the Roaring ’20s. The party was over, and for many Americans, life became a matter of survival.
  • The 1970s United States - November 13, 2009 10:00 AM
    Many of the political, social and cultural movements that began in the 1950s and 1960s, including the cold war and the civil rights movement, continued to influence the 1970s in the United States and beyond.
  • The US in World War I - November 13, 2009 10:00 AM
    It took a few years, but eventually the United States became involved in the great global conflict now known as World War I. The involvement of the U.S. in World War I solidified the U.S. as a key player on the worldwide stage.
  • The Late 19th Century, the Industrial Revolution, Women's Suffrage and the Gilded Age - November 13, 2009 12:12 AM
    In the late 19th century, the United States began to change from a rural nation to an urban one. The Industrial Revolution contributed greatly to this trend, and led to the creation of great wealth, much of which rested in the hands of a few individuals. This period in U.S. history became known as the Gilded Age. Read on to learn more about the late 19th century, the Industrial Revolution and the Gilded Age.
  • The Roaring '20s and Prohibition - November 12, 2009 10:00 AM
    After World War I it seemed as if the whole country decided to loosen up: Welcome to the Roaring ’20s and Prohibition. Also known as the Jazz Age, this is a time when social and cultural changes were essential aspects of American culture.
  • Settling of the American West - November 12, 2009 03:00 AM
    The exploration and settling of the American West began well before the Civil War. Although it was slowed down by the War, it resumed again in earnest after the conflict ended. Learn about essential elements in the settlement of the West, like the transcontinental railroad, the fur trade, immigrants and the Gold Rush, for example.
  • The Civil War - November 12, 2009 12:00 AM
    Between 1861 and 1865, the United States was divided between North and South, as Union troops waged war against Confederate rebels. Northern victory in the Civil War preserved the union and ended slavery, but it came at a heavy cost: more than 600,000 Americans, 2 percent of the population, died.
  • Early United States History - November 11, 2009 05:00 AM
    The early years of the United States, roughly 1800–1840, drastically shaped the political and social history of the country. Learn about major events in early United States history, such as the War of 1812, the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark expedition, and the rise of Jacksonian democracy.
  • The American Revolution - November 11, 2009 02:00 AM
    In 1776, a year after anti-British hostility had erupted into war, the leaders of the American Colonies declared independence, forming a country based on revolutionary republican ideals. Over the next five years, the Americans, with the aid of France, defeated British forces in the Revolutionary War, forcing Britain to recognize the sovereignty of the United States in 1783.
  • October, 2009

  • Web Search in the Classroom - October 16, 2009 02:35 PM
    No student’s research arsenal is complete without a thorough understanding of how to use search engines. Search engines are the ubiquitous tools for information gathering online, but they must be used properly, and their results must be evaluated for credibility, otherwise a student is likely to either waste time or return with poor-quality information. Use this Web Search in the Classroom guide to gain an overview of what search engines are and how they work, and learn how to teach your students about them.

    The Web is filled with sites overflowing with information and help for homework assignments. But how do students know if a Web site is a good one? How do they know if the information it contains is truly reliable? The Students’ Guide to Web Search helps students learn how to tell a good site from a bad site, and shows them how to start searching smart.

    No search engine is perfect, but armed with a few tips for better searching you can get great results out of (almost) any search engine. Use the tips in findingDulcinea’s Make Search Engines Work for You feature to help students get better search results.

    The Web can be an overwhelming place for young students, but in today’s technology-driven world they need to take advantage of all it has to offer. Parents and teachers can equip children with the skills needed to search wisely, recognize unreliable material and stay safe while surfing the Web. Consult the findingDulcinea Teachers’ and Parents’ Guide to Web Search for further information.
  • September, 2009

  • Wikipedia In The Classroom - September 24, 2009 03:16 PM
    The first “wiki,” or user-edited Web page, was made in 1995 to improve communication between computer programmers. With more than 3 million articles, Wikipedia, the user-edited encyclopedia, is the world’s most widely used wiki. And because a Wikipedia entry comes up for almost any Google search, students will inevitably encounter the site during their research. For this reason, it’s important to teach students about using Wikipedia effectively and avoiding its pitfalls.

    The online dictionary Webopedia defines a wiki as “a collaborative Web site [comprising] the perpetual collective work of many authors … a wiki allows anyone to edit, delete or modify content that has been placed on the Web site … including the work of previous authors.”  Due to the fact that Wikipedia is open to the public, anyone with an Internet connection is free to anonymously contribute to the online encyclopedia by either adding a new article or editing a previous author’s work.

    Use the Wikipedia Web Guide for essential information on what Wikipedia is, how it can be used effectively and the potential flaws users should be aware of. 
  • Anthropology - September 22, 2009 04:28 PM
    Anthropology is a fascinating discipline that combines exhaustive research in the field, analytical prowess and a knack for observation. Use the Anthropology Web Guide to get an introduction to the field, find anthropology journals and research, and explore anthropology graduate programs and careers.
  • Plagiarism Lesson Plans - September 22, 2009 03:04 PM
    Essential to a student’s growth as a Web researcher is learning how to properly attribute the information used when composing reports. Use this guide for lesson plans and insight into how to teach students to avoid plagiarism in Web research and to find resources for understanding and detecting plagiarism.

    The Internet makes it easy, and occasionally tempting, to “cut and paste” text from sources directly into papers. The volume of information encountered also makes it easy to become lax on including citations. 

    Visit the Plagiarism Prevention Guide before or after you read these lesson plans to gain a comprehensive overview of what constitutes plagiarism, how to detect plagiarism and where to find resources for proper citation.
  • Plagiarism In The Classroom - September 22, 2009 03:04 PM
    Essential to a student’s growth as a Web researcher is learning how to properly attribute the information used when composing reports. Use this guide for lesson plans and insight into how to teach students to avoid plagiarism in Web research and to find resources for understanding and detecting plagiarism.

    The Internet makes it easy, and occasionally tempting, to “cut and paste” text from sources directly into papers. The volume of information encountered also makes it easy to become lax on including citations. 

    Visit the Plagiarism Prevention Guide before or after you read these lesson plans to gain a comprehensive overview of what constitutes plagiarism, how to detect plagiarism and where to find resources for proper citation.
  • World War II - September 02, 2009 03:04 PM
    World War II, fought in parts of Europe, the Middle East, East Asia and Africa between 1939-1945, was the most destructive war in history, claiming the lives of more than 60 million military personnel and civilians.
  • August, 2009

  • The US in World War II - August 31, 2009 05:18 PM
    World War II transformed the United States from a country mainly concerned with its own problems to a nation involved in the affairs of the entire world. With the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. was drawn into the largest worldwide conflict of modern times. Explore the history of the U.S. in World War II using the sites recommended below.
  • Slavery in America - August 27, 2009 12:10 AM
    The tragedy of slavery in America is an undeniably influential part of American history. These sites provide all the historic details, as well as a better understanding of how this practice affected (and continues to affect) the social and political fabric of the country.
  • European Explorers and Colonists in America - August 25, 2009 06:53 PM
    The Internet is a wonderful source for discovering European explorers and colonists in America. The first Viking settlements may have failed, but once Christopher Columbus landed in the Caribbean Islands, many Europeans began to come to America.
  • Native American History - August 24, 2009 06:35 PM
    The history of America begins not with the first European explorers to visit the continent but with the American Indians who lived here long before the Europeans first sailed to North American shores. Understanding Native American history, including the cultures and customs of the various Indian tribes, is an essential part of understanding U.S. history.
  • July, 2009

  • Great Authors: William Faulkner - July 24, 2009 12:16 PM
    William Faulkner, revered modernist writer, historian and sociologist, is known for capturing the raw beauty of the rural South in all its dark complexity. While his sprawling verse and habit of knotting together past, present and future has overwhelmed some critics, others have responded to the demands of his writing.
  • May, 2009

  • Classroom Management: Resources for Parents, Teachers and School-Based Professionals - May 20, 2009 11:52 AM
    Successful classroom management makes the most of student learning by organizing students, time, the classroom and materials. Learn about different classroom management philosophies and find resources on establishing and maintaining acceptable behavior in your classroom.
  • April, 2009

  • Differentiated Instruction - April 06, 2009 05:53 AM
    Teachers are often faced with a classroom full of diverse learners with different abilities, learning styles and interests. The Differentiated Instruction Web Guide can help you create an all-inclusive learning environment that meets the needs of all students in a mixed ability classroom.
  • March, 2009

  • Student Assessment - March 27, 2009 10:11 AM
    Student assessment techniques can help you determine how your students learn and which of your teaching methods are most effective. Use the Student Assessment Web Guide to find successful assessment resources online.
  • February, 2009

  • Geography - February 12, 2009 10:03 AM
    Where is Timbuktu? Kalamazoo? Which South American country boasts two capital cities? What state has the longest coastline? Learn the answers to these questions and more with the Geography Web Guide. The Web sites included here help students learn, provide resources for teachers and challenge even the most devoted geography lovers.
  • Grade 4 Language and Literacy Resources - February 09, 2009 10:57 AM
    In fourth grade there is less emphasis on specialty skills like music and arts and crafts, and greater emphasis on developing thinking skills. The sites are still fun, but require a chunk of effort to advance.
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