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Prepare for your SATs or just improve the skills you need to pass a class by taking practice tests in reading, writing and vocabulary. Look for American History Practice under School Center > High School > Social Studies Skills Improvement or look for various history subjects in the College Preparation Center.

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Check out, download and enjoy whole digital editions of full color popular magazines on your computer or mobile device. Look for The New Yorker, Newsweek, Smithsonian, Utne Reader.

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American Memory Project
See first-person documents – letters from the founding fathers, a digital copy of the constitution.

 

Biography Reference Center
A biographical information source that provides reference articles, periodical information and multimedia content covering the life of individuals from every discipline of study.

 

Calisphere
University of California's gateway to more than 150,000 digitized primary source items that "reveal the diverse history and culture of California."

 

MasterFile Complete (EBSCO)
A comprehensive collection of full-text journals, magazines and trade publications of general interest topics.

 

Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCO)
A full-text newspaper database with a collection of thousands of national, international, state and local newspapers.

 

Points of View
Presents data on an assortment of current debated social issues for students to research, analyze and organize on both pro and con standpoints.

 

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History Studies College Bound Reading Challenge

 

Challenge yourself to read one book from our monthly selection.

 

 

Blumenthal, Karen. Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX: The Law That Changed the Future of Girls in America
Although we take it for granted that girls play high school and college sports, this wasn’t always the case. Who was responsible for the passage of Title IX, and at what cost? This fascinating chapter in the history of feminist equality is a story that should not be forgotten.

 

 

 

Egan, Timothy. The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
In this layered account of the great dust bowl, Egan shares incredible eyewitness accounts and explores the convergence of failed agricultural practices, ill-fated government policies, and the costs of “get rich quick” schemes.

 

 

 

Reiss, Tom. The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo.
Everyone knows The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo, but few realize the inspiration for these action-packed tales was Dumas’s own real-life hero: his father, a mixed-race soldier who rose to become a general in Napoleon’s army.

 

 

 

Sheinkin, Steve. The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism, and Treachery
This action-packed story reveals how a Revolutionary War hero became the most famous traitor in American history.

 

 

History Links

 
 

2017 Teen Photo Contest

 

Thank you to everyone who particpated in this year's Teen Tech Week Photo Contest.
See the winners of 2017.

 

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Dirty Little Secrets by Cynthia Jaynes Omololu

 

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