Issues & Controversies in American History
Issues & Controversies in American History is an educational database that looks at key topics discussed in American history classes and seeks a deeper understanding of the decisions that shaped this country and the outcomes that we live with today. This product is organized by chronological time periods that correspond directly to the national standards in US history that are taught in our schools. Students and educators can access the issues through an easy to use navigation on the home page, or use the drop down menu to access the era index and select the time period they wish to study. So if we look at the 1929 to 1945, the Great Depression, and World War II, we can see the range of topics that are offered, such as World War II in America first, isolation verses intervention, Japanese-American internment, the United Nations, atomic bombing of Japan.
A subject index, also featured as a drop down on the home page, highlights the key areas covered, such as civil liberties, economics, education, politics and government, and women and gender.