Top 10 first lines in children's and teen books The boy and the old man arrived at the port at night. That's the first line in my debut novel, Close to the Wind, and I'm rather proud of it. The line doesn't shout out at you, but it does a lot of work establishing the tone of the book and giving you the setting and characters without any fuss.
About the History Data Service Collection About the History Data Service Collection The History Data Service data collection brings together over 650 separate studies transcribed, scanned or compiled from historical sources. The studies cover a wide range of historical topics, from the seventh century to the twentieth century. Although the primary focus of the collection is on the United Kingdom, it also includes a significant body of cross-national and international data collections. Examples of topics covered include: nineteenth and twentieth century statistics, manuscript census records, state finance data, demographic data, mortality data, community histories, electoral history and economic indicators. Staff at the History Data Service will be happy to answer any queries you may have about the collection.
Internet History Sourcebooks Full Text Sources Links to full texts of books available at this and other sites will be listed here. The texts are also integrated within the overall structure of the Sourcebook. This listing is to aid compilers of web guides to online books, etc. The books that tend to have been put online here, or those that have been linked, tend to be those entire books that are often assigned to students in college classes to be read along with the more usual excerpted texts. GCC Library History Databases America: History and Life Coverage Range: 1863 - date Includes: Citations & Abstracts · Full Text · Image Resource · MAGAZINE & JOURNAL ARTICLES: Covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Publisher: EBSCOhost U.S.
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Finding Primary Sources for Teachers and Students Primary Sources from DocsTeach Thousands of online primary source documents from the National Archives to bring the past to life as classroom teaching tools.Online Catalog Find online primary source materials for classroom & student projects from the National Archive's online catalog (OPA). Beginning Research Activities Student activities designed to help you navigate the National Archives resources and web site. Online Exhibits Exhibits featuring online documents, photos and primary sources from the National Archives Our Documents 100 Milestone Documents of American History Getting Started with Research How to start researching records at the National Archives. Finding your topic, identifying records, planning a visit, and more. Online Research Tools & AidsIntroduction to catalogs, databases, and other online resources.
Hanover Historical Texts Collection The Hanover Historical Texts Collection makes available digital versions of historical texts for use in history and humanities courses. Search by keyword, or browse the listings below. The faculty and students of the Hanover College History Department initiated the Hanover Historical Texts Project in 1995, at a time when few primary sources were available outside of published anthologies.
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DMMapp - Digitized Medieval Manuscripts App What is the DMMapp? The DMMapp is an open source app that links to digital repositories containing digitized western medieval manuscripts from all over the world. Finding digitized repositories can be difficult, and we want to create a central hub that can help medievalists, codicologists, and enthusiasts to find the medieval manuscripts they are searching for. The Online Books Page: Search Examples: Entering austen, jane in the Author field finds books by Jane Austen. Entering Baum in the Author field and and oz in the Title field finds L. Frank Baum's Oz books. National Geographic Explorer Adventurer Magazine - Teachers Explorer Pathfinder Teachers Page Give Us Your FeedbackTake the October 2015 PATHFINDER survey. Let us know what you think about last month’s issue! teacher's guide Download the Teacher’s Guide for innovative instruction that connects each article to the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. interactive edition
VOAHA II: Virtual Oral/Aural History Archive People have been crossing the border that now exists between the United States and Mexico since before either of them became a nation. That crossing continues, sometimes in conformity with the laws of both countries, and sometimes not. When railroad tracks were laid on both sides of the border, and then across it, the flow of people increased. Transportation, manufacturing and agriculture expanded in the American southwest at the same time that the Mexican Revolution of 1910 was beginning. The revolutionaries were fighting against the political and economic oppression of the Porfirio Diaz regime; many of them promised to bring more social and economic equality to Mexico and improve the lives of people who had been exploited and discriminated against by Diaz and his supporters.
6 Ways to Hook Your Readers Although I consider myself an avid reader, I must admit I have a short attention span when it comes to getting into books. If you fail to grab my attention in the first few lines, I start spacing out. Most readers are like me.