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ABC-CLIO Wins 2014 EDDIE Awards for Best Social Studies and African American Studies Websites

By Abi Mandelbaum
October 2nd, 2014

Santa Barbara, Calif. (Oct. 2, 2014) – ABC-CLIO Solutions, an award-winning digital curriculum resource, is the recipient of two EDDIE Awards from ComputED Gazette. These resources were recognized in the high school category under best social studies website for World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society, and under the African American studies website for The American Mosaic: The African American Experience.

“It is important for students to understand the way that war and the African American experience shaped our society, which is why we have focused on these areas,” said Becky Snyder, ABC-CLIO President. “The EDDIE awards highlight our commitment to provide students and teachers with innovative, challenging learning tools that help students think about complex issues and prepare for college and career.”

World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society provides comprehensive information about the military conflicts that have defined our world. Its content helps students and educators develop a deeper understanding of both world history and the cost of war across the globe. Students have the opportunity to model their research upon thesis-driven, peer-reviewed essays on multiple topics. World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society focuses on the causes and consequences of war and was developed by accomplished military historians from around the world. This Solution also includes access to ABC-CLIO’s exclusive CLIOView, a statistical tool allowing students to instantly access information and data in a variety of formats that facilitates deep analysis and thoughtful comparison.

The American Mosaic: The African American Experience was developed with the guidance of African American librarians and subject specialists as a research tool and resource for African American history and culture and can be incorporated with core social studies courses to give students another perspective on complex concepts throughout history. This collection offers a wide range of easy-to-use resources about African American life. Users can access a deep library of rich multi-media content, including more than 50 topical overviews and nearly 1,000 biographies of famous political and social figures throughout history.

World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society and The American Mosaic: The African American Experience are part of the ABC-CLIO Solutions suite that integrates three essential components into each of its 15 subject-specific online resources: a comprehensive and topic-specific reference library, an online textbook updated daily and a deep collection of model commentary that exposes students to a variety of authoritative perspectives, helping them develop critical thinking skills and write informed essays. Additionally, subscription to these resources comes with access to an Educator Support Center, complete with standards-aligned lesson plans, customizable activities, tutors, and wizards.

“Schools with quality subscription databases outperform schools without them,” said Snyder. “With thousands of primary sources, topical overviews, and scholarly perspectives about war and African American history and culture, ABC-CLIO’s databases turn students from passive to active learners and traditional classrooms into inquiry learning labs.”

This announcement marks the eleventh year in a row that ABC-CLIO has been recognized by the EDDIE Awards for excellence in education software. ABC-CLIO continues to innovate as a leader in online resources that enhance the educational experience by promoting critical thinking, 21st-century learning, and student achievement.

The ComputEd Gazette, a leading online educational resource created by educators who have provided the finest computer education to children and adults for over 19 years, sponsors the Education Software Review (EDDIE) Awards. The EDDIE Awards target original and content-rich programs and websites that enhance classroom curriculum and improve teacher efficiency. Products are submitted from publishers worldwide. All entries undergo thorough review by experts in the field whose selection criteria include content quality, potential for broad classroom use, and technical value.

For more information on these award-winning resources, visit www.abc-clio.com.

For more information about the EDDIE Awards, visit http://computedgazette.com/page4.html.

About ABC-CLIO Solutions
ABC-CLIO Solutions is an online resource that offers authoritative, up-to-date coverage of essential topics in U.S. history and government, world history, geography, and a range of multicultural and popular culture subjects. Created specifically for students in middle and high school, higher education, and public library settings, the suite of 15 online databases provides comprehensive, authoritative reference content, gives students a deeper understanding of coursework, and offers critical thinking explorations of more than 500 scholarly dilemmas that challenge students to think critically and reach their own conclusions. Learn more at http://www.abc-clio.com/ABC-CLIOSolutions.aspx.

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About the Author:

Abi Mandelbaum

Abi Mandelbaum is CEO of YouVisit.