Facts On File News Services has announced the release of Issues & Controversies in American History, a searchable, interlinked online subscription database written and researched especially for students and educators. Comprised of concise, balanced original articles, primary source documents, diaries, speeches, and interviews, the database is targeted to grades 7 and up. According to the announcement, it builds a deeper understanding of how key historical events have shaped our nation by taking students into the minds of key players and into the center of the battles they fought.
Key features include:
* discussion questions and activities
* extensive range of topics, from the birth of the nation through the 2000s
* photos, cartoons, maps, timelines, charts
* biographies, newspaper editorials, historical documents
* seamless linking directly from an article to all related content
Issues & Controversies in American History is now available as a subscription service For those who may benefit from assistive technology, Issues & Controversies in American History (as well as all other Facts On File News Services databases) is compatible with Browsealoud, a text-to-speech software program that will speak Web content out loud.
Source: Facts On File News Services, http://www.facts.com/