College-level open source US History survey "textbook." This site covers content from pre-Columbian through approximately 1989.
Type of Material:
online/electronic open source US History survey "textbook."
Firefox/Chrome/IE or similar browser, Adobe Flash are required for simple use of the site. Optional Powerpoint slide shows are available for both online use and for downloading for classroom use.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
Understanding American History.
Appreciation of American History.
Target Student Population:
High School (AP); Undergrad
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Content-wise, there are no prerequisites.
Technologically speaking, the user should have basic computer and internet navigation skills before attempting to use this site.
The content is varied and broad, yet broken into easily manageable segments.
Learning goals/objectives are provided for each section/sub-section.
Some content may be more appropriate for upper level history students
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
This could easily replace the typical paper textbook.
ost-wise, there is definitely a significant savings
Needs guidance as to how to teach certain sections.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Easy to use; fairly intuitive, from both the teacher's and student's perspective.
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