Discovering Collection Social Studies
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Discovering Collection: Social Studies Core curriculum area: social studies Discovering Collection Help students make the connection The Discovering Collection gives students the power of knowledge. The power to think. The power to comprehend people, places and events. The power to see how the past shapes the future — how one event, or one person, can make all the difference in the world. Biographies, articles and overviews highlight significant ideas, events and people from major eras in American and world history. Timeline events encourage chronological thinking. By examining relationships among people and events on the timeline, students gain an understanding of cause and effect. Students may use documents and multimedia images to conduct research, write papers, create projects and deliver oral presentations. SEARCH TIP Timeline When you see the InfoMark® icon on your results Timeline events include: page, this means that you can bookmark the page for • 1532-1535: Pizarro conquered the Incas future reference, copy it into an electronic mail • 1824: Spanish rule ended in Central and South America message or embed it into a Web page. For more information on how to use InfoMarks, click the icon on the results page, or go An additional Custom Search for “topography” and “South to: www.gale.com/infomarks America” produces dozens of documents on the countries of South America, with overviews from Discovering Science, Junior SOUTH AMERICA Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, U•X•L® Science and A Keyword Search for “South America” produces numerous more. Content includes anthem, capitals, flag, flora and fauna, documents. history, holidays, monetary unit, plants and animals, topogra- phy, weights and measures and much more. Biographies Numerous in-depth biographies are found, including: ANCIENT GREEK CULTURE • Mario Benedetti: one of Uruguay's most prolific writers; A full-text, Custom Search for “Ancient” and “Greek” and created novels, short stories, poems, plays, essays, political “culture” produces hundreds of documents. articles and polemical songs • Alfonsina Storni: one of the first feminist writers in Biographies Argentina during the early part of the 20th century Numerous in-depth biographies are found, including: • Herodotus: known as the Father of History Overview essays • Leonidas, I: King of Sparta Essays cover a variety of subjects, including: • Agrarian civilizations in Central and South America: Aztec, Overview essays Maya and Inca (1500 B.C. - 1600 B.C.) Essays cover a variety of subjects, including: • South Americans rebel against European rule in 1810 • Athens • The Citadel at Mycenae • Classical Greek contributions to modern thought • Daily life in Ancient Greece • Dorian Invasion • Education • Formation and rise of the city-states All trademarks and registered names are used herein under license. • The Golden Age Primary source documents • Greek gods Several primary source documents are found, including: • Important battles • John Ross’ “Address to the Special Council Meeting of the • Literature Cherokee Nation,” June 1843, Tahlequah, Oklahoma • Medicine • Minoan civilization ALASKA • Mycenaeans A Keyword Search for “Alaska” produces dozens of documents. • Myths • Olympic Games Biographies • Religion Numerous in-depth biographies are found, including: • Science • Aleksandr Baranov: a Russian trader and administrator; • Sculpture responsible for much of the early exploration of the Alaskan • Sparta coast • Trojan War • William L. Hensley (also known as Iggiagruk, Big Hill or Little Mountain): leader in the Alaskan community; Multimedia images co-founder of the Alaska Federation of Natives, which Available images include: successfully lobbied the federal government for the • The Acropolis settlement of land claims; served in the Alaska State Senate • Alexander the Great’s empire • Ancient Greek fashion Overview essays • Greek and Phoenician colonies Essays cover a variety of subjects, including: • Alaskan Indians, a social and economic profile TRAIL OF TEARS • Alaska overview: agriculture, commerce, communications, A Keyword Search for “Trail of Tears” produces numerous energy and power, ethnic groups, industry, languages, documents. mining, topography, transportation and much more • Atlantic Richfield’s oil discovery at Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, Biographies Dec. 26, 1967 Numerous in-depth biographies are found, including: • Contemporary life of Native Americans of Alaska • Winfield Scott: one of the leading generals of the United • Effects of Russian colonialism on Native Americans States Army • Exxon Valdez oil spill, 1989 • Inuit people: clothing, culture, education, family life, folk Overview essays art, food, living conditions, major holidays, religion, rites, Essays cover a variety of subjects, including: social problems, sports and more • Native Americans forced into Oklahoma by U.S. policies: • Relationship between tribal governments and economy as early as 1803, Thomas Jefferson spoke of a permanent Indian area or territory beyond the boundaries of U.S. Primary source documents society Several primary source documents are found, including: • Five Tribes forced onto Trail of Tears in the 1830s: the • Tee-Hit-Ton Indians v. United States personal and community tragedies of deported Indians; by the end of the 1830s, the Southeast had lost 60 to 90 Timeline percent of the estimated 150,000 Indian population Timeline events include: • After the end of the bloody Trail of Tears, the Five Tribes • 800 B.C.: pottery was developed (Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, Cherokee and Seminole) • 1867: United States bought Alaska established comprehensive governments in Indian Territory • 1890: Alaska gold rush began and exercised self-rule relatively free of federal interference • Jan. 3, 1959: Alaska proclaimed the 49th state • July 28, 1977: Alaskan oil pipeline opened Timeline Timeline events include: What have you been searching for? For more information and • Dec. 29, 1835: Eastern Cherokee land sold through Treaty search assistance contact your Gale Representative at of New Echota 1-800-877-GALE (in the U.S. and Canada), and select option • May 1838: beginning of Cherokee removal and the Trail of #5. Tears Discovering Collection Search Tips Discover a world of knowledge How to use Discovering Collection Use your library’s Internet browser to go to the Discovering CLASSROOM TOPIC SEARCH Collection URL. On the home page, you will find several Choose “Search by Classroom Topic” from the home search options. page. Select one of the topics from Cultures, Geography, History, • For common topics, Subject Search gives you the most Literature, Science and Health. For each field you use, select the results kind of search you want to make from the pull-down menu: • Use Keyword Search for less common terms, such as proper Nations, Provinces, U.S. History, World History, Novels, Poems, names Shakespeare, Short Stories, Health, Science, Multicultural • Advanced Search lets you use up to three fields to broaden or America or World Cultures. Narrow your search by entering a narrow your search keyword. • Search within Person, Literature and Timeline for more topic-specific information MULTIMEDIA GALLERY Choose “Multimedia Gallery” from the home page and SUBJECT SEARCH enter a search term. Select one of the topics: image, audio Choose “Subject Search” from home page. The tabbed results list files, video files, maps, flags and seals. Other searches also includes indexed terms match your search term(s) as well as selec- locate documents under the Multimedia Gallery tab. tions for Primary Sources and Multimedia. You can also mark your choices to save for later. DICTIONARY Choose “Dictionary” from the home page and enter a term KEYWORD SEARCH or the beginning of the term you are searching for. You can Choose “Keyword Search” from the home page, enter your search from Merriam-Webster’s® Collegiate, Biographical and search term(s) in the entry box and click “Search.” Geographical dictionaries. ADVANCED SEARCH LITERATURE You may enter search terms in up to three fields, using the Click on “Literature” from the home page and you can search operators and, or and not to broaden or narrow your search within one or all of several categories: Author results. For each search field you use, select the kind of search Biographies, Title Search, Encyclopedia of Literature and you want to make from the pull-down menu: Title/Headline, Literary Eras. Source, Author, Subject, Full Text, Document Number or Document Type. TIMELINE SEARCH Use this search to find topics using a specific year, one or PERSON SEARCH more Decades, one or more Centuries or by Timeline Event. This is a narrower search than subject search. Select “Person Search” from the home page. You may search by name or use the “Identify a Person” category, TOOLS which finds a person by: • Help • How to Make an Outline • Name • Search Tips • How to Cite a Source • Occupation • Gale Group Databases • How to Organize a Report • Nationality • Tool Box — helps you think • How to Build an • Ethnicity about ideas and organize Argument • Birth Year information for papers and • How to Write a • Death Year presentations, including: Conclusion • Birth Place • How to Judge Information • How to Write a Thesis • Death Place • How to Make a Concept Statement • Gender Web • How to Create Visual • How to Choose a Topic Representations of Data • How to Write a Topic • How to Footnote Sentence • List of Sources If you need further assistance with Discovering Collection, please consult your media specialist. How to use the Tool Box Searching for articles in databases may seem easy, but putting all that information together for a report can be a challenge. The Gale Tool Box is an integral feature of all our K-12 databases and helps students think about their ideas and organize information for any paper or research project. They can be accessed at any point in the research process by clicking on the Tool Box icon at the top of each page. Tools for Getting Started Tools for Wrapping it Up • How to Judge Information • How to Cite a Source • How to Make a Concept Web • How to Organize a Report • How to Choose a Topic • How to Build an Argument • How to Write a Topic Sentence • How to Write a Conclusion • How to Make an Outline • How to Write a Thesis Statement • How to Create Visual Representations of Data (charts, graphs, etc.) • How to Footnote All Tool Box topics include a worksheet, suitable for downloading. For example, the topic, “How to Cite a Source” discusses the elements of a bibliography as well as when, why and how to give credit to an outside source. Students can then reinforce the information discussed by accessing the worksheet.