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Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA 24061-2000)
Tom Ewing (Project Director: October 2002 to November 2006)

Education Development and Demonstration
Education Programs

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Totals (outright + matching):
$185,000 (approved)
$185,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2003 – 6/30/2006

The Digital History Reader: Teaching Resources for European and United States History

The development of twenty-six online, multimedia sources that provide historical data and inquiry-based learning structures for major topics in college survey courses.

"The History Survey Online" addresses critical problems faced by college level instructors when teaching introductory level history courses. This project will everage the possiblities of digital technology to create 26 content-rich units that explore key historical events through online archives of text, image, and multimedia sources. Using a strategy of inquiry-based learning, these modules will promote student mastery of primary historical materials, encourage an understanding of history as a process of analysis and interpretation, and make use of instructional technology to enhace student engagement.