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Free Resouces: ABC-CLIO’s History and the Headlines: Spring Edition

Posted Feb 26, 2008
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Three new topics will be added this spring to ABC-CLIO’s History and the Headlines collection of free online resources: The Other Boleyn Girl, the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the 40th anniversary of the Prague Spring reform movement in Czechoslovakia.

History and the Headlines: Women’s Power and Roles in Tudor England is designed to help teachers lead a guided inquiry of the events, conditions and people covered in the film, "The Other Boleyn Girl." Available March 7, the online resources explore the lives of the women of King Henry’s court and the effects they had on the dynastic policies of Tudor England. The material covers Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn and the roles and fates of Henry’s other wives through reference materials, video clips, timelines and other resources.

History and the Headlines: Forty Years Later: Recognizing Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Life and Death provides excerpts from King’s speeches, an in-depth biography of his life, photographs and a timeline of the U.S. civil rights movement. This collection of history resources is available online beginning March 21.

History and the Headlines: Socialism with a Human Face: The Prague Spring Reform Movement examines the protest movement that swept Czechoslovakia during the height of the Cold War. In 1968, the Czech people took to the streets demanding political reforms to replace the repressive Stalinist state that had been forced on them by the Soviet Union during World War II. Fearing a possible counterrevolution throughout eastern Europe, the Soviets invaded Czechoslovakia. The online material, available April 18, enables students to examine the social and political consequences of this significant Cold War resistance movement in the Soviet bloc.


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