We Need Your Help to Make History
We’re out to create a reader for US History I and II surveys. The project will include culling the commons for solid and appropriate open educational resources, and writing original headnotes to put the sources in historical context.
We’ve recently launched our first foray into US History with David Trowbridge’s A History of the United States, Volume 2 (after 1865). Trowbridge’s book is a balance of historical approaches. A collection of primary sources would complement that approach.
To wit, we’ve contacted 10,000 historians to find out what makes an ideal US History reader. Hopefully you are 10,001
Your Individual Approach to History.
You may wish to highlight legal documents, or oral histories, or women’s history in your course. The compilation of a good database of primary resources would help you strike the perfect balance for your class. Or, you may want to use only primary sources for your courses—so we’d offer the reader as a standalone product as well.
Harmony with Our Model.
With MIYO (Make It Your Own) instructors can pick and choose what they’d like to integrate. Historians can pluck the right primary source, and enter it at the right time, at the right location in the book. Check it out.
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