Social Science Resources in the Electronic Age [5 volumes]

Social Science Resources in the Electronic Age [5 volumes]

by Elizabeth Oakes, Mehrdad Kia, Michael S. Mayer, Jeffrey D. Greene
     
 

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This one-stop source guides students and educators through the chaos of the Internet, helping them locate authoritative information on topics covered in the World History, U.S. History, Government and Civics, Economics, and Geography curricula. Students are taken directly to the Web's best sites for general researching in the field. They are provided with

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This one-stop source guides students and educators through the chaos of the Internet, helping them locate authoritative information on topics covered in the World History, U.S. History, Government and Civics, Economics, and Geography curricula. Students are taken directly to the Web's best sites for general researching in the field. They are provided with creme-de-la-creme sites on key topics in the discipline, each of which has been screened by an expert in the field and chosen based on a detailed analysis of the national standards and leading subject texts. Reviews include the site's name, URL, and appropriate grade range, as well as a thorough discussion of how to use the site for research. Students' forays into a discipline are bolstered by Web sites for subject-appropriate museums, summer programs, and careers. Subject sites are also critiqued for teacher use and development.

Social Science Resources in the Electronic Age will be a boon to novice and savvy Web users alike. It addresses the needs of high school and undergraduate researchers, and is ideal for educators and parents. Sites are reviewed for professional associations, academic groups, conferences, workshops, programs, clubs, and other outlets for students interested in working or doing internships in the subject. Each site is definitive, comprehensive, credible, and current.

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Library Journal
This is a one-stop resource for finding authoritative, age-appropriate information about topics in world history, U.S. history, government and civics, economics, and geography curricula from library electronic services and carefully screened Internet sources. Each of the five volumes has chapters covering general resources on their broad topic, two to four recommended and reviewed web sites for well over 100 topics per volume, materials and resources for teachers, museums and summer programs for students, and career-related web sites. The heart of each volume is the second chapter, which alphabetically lists topics chosen on the basis of national curriculum standards and screened by experts in their fields. The index further identifies topics covered. Critical reviews for each web site are written in a conversational style that will appeal to students and include searching hints, a site's strengths and weaknesses, and recommendations for its use and education level. Web sites with opposing views are provided when appropriate. Oakes, the author of numerous reference books, and Kupilik, an economics professor, have done a superb job in closely examining and describing electronic resources. Bottom Line A timely resource for social studies teachers and library instruction staff serving middle school through undergraduate clientele. Stanley P. Hodge, formerly with Ball State Univ. Lib., Muncie, IN Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781573565899
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Pages:
1200
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 4.96(d)

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