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History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web

History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web

History Matters is designed for high school and college teachers of U.S. history courses; however, teacher education majors will find this site very helpful. Features within this site include the Digital Blackboard, examples of web-based assignments to serve as models for integrating new media into the classroom; Secrets of Great History Teachers, a collection of interviews with teachers who share strategies and techniques; and Syllabus Central, which features syllabi for courses that offer innovative ways to teach U. S. history. History Matters also has an annotated guide to useful Web sites for teaching; a collection of primary document in text, image and audio; and a reference area for links to resources on standards, citation methods for Web sites, and copyright and fair use law... Show More
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Eve Kornfeld
Eve Kornfeld (Faculty)
1 year ago
Excellent digital access to primary documents, screened by professional historians. Especially useful is the annotated guide to websites for U.S. History, including all of the most important and extensive ones that undergraduates and graduate students will need for research (American Memory Project, UNC's Documenting the American South, the FWP American Life Histories, Digital history, NAWSA, Early American Newspapers), as well as some unusual ones (African-American Sheet Music, Black Loyalists, City Sites: New York and Chicago, 1870-1930, and Red Hot Jazz Archive) that my students in Revolutionary America and City Cultures and Politics will find very useful. The primary sources and website annotations are clear and accessible. I currently use a print version of U.S. History Matters in my U.S. History for Teachers course, which I will immediately replace with this free educational resource. I also plan to use it in my 150-person survey of early American History and in my upper-division specialty courses.
Time spent reviewing site: 2 hours
Sally Robertson
Sally Robertson (Librarian)
3 years ago

This is a great source for learning how to use primary sources and why they are important. The fact that it is keyword searchable and advanced searchable by category makes it even more useful.

Time spent reviewing site: 30 min.
Teacher Education Editorial Board
17 years ago
This site is under review by the Teacher Education Editorial board. 21
Michelle Cassidy
Michelle Cassidy (Faculty)
7 years ago

Excellent resource that provides easy access to primary documents. Also, the search function makes finding quality websites pertaining to a particular topic quick and easy.

Time spent reviewing site: 20 minutes