Milestone Documents Now Available for High Schools

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Innovative and affordable online resource leverages technology to help instructors orient their classrooms around primary sources

Via Milestone Documents, instructors can move to a primary source-based approach in their classrooms and help students learn how to think like historians.

The primary source reader that reinvented the classic classroom resource in an innovative and affordable online model is now available for secondary schools, offering teachers and students unparalleled breadth and depth of coverage of the most significant primary sources of all time. Beta tested for a year before its introduction to high schools, Milestone Documents pairs 1,200 key historical documents with engaging, award-winning analysis by a global network of 300 historians and scholars. With a price tag as low as $15 per student per year, it’s accessible to a wide range of schools and school districts.

“We set out to create the best, most flexible resource for history teachers and students,” said Milestone Documents Publisher Neil Schlager. “We want to help instructors move to a primary source-based approach in their classrooms, and we want to help students learn how to think like historians. From the beginning, we’ve been committed to being a partner to schools by keeping the price affordable. The response from our beta users has been extraordinarily positive – they love the results and the price tag.”

In addition to the full text of primary sources and in-depth commentary, Milestone Documents includes tools to drive inquiry-based learning such as lesson plans and handouts, making it an ideal match for AP and honors-level History, American Government and Religion classes. Its breadth of coverage and Web platform enable teachers to create customized readers that suit their classrooms and their students’ abilities. No background in the use of online resources is needed; Milestone Documents’ expert staff works with educators to create their course page and helps them implement it with their classes. The staff can suggest appropriate readings based on the course or provide complete coverage of the subject so that teachers can refine their reading list as they see fit.

While it can be used as a companion to a traditional textbook, Milestone Documents can also support textbook-free teaching, easing the transition to new educational models. Further, it’s designed to support the modern experience students and educators demand: plug-ins enable students to highlight and take notes; class home pages are simple to set up; and users can access the site on any computer, smart phone, or iPad.

Teachers are invited to try Milestone Documents risk-free. Visit http://www.Milestonedocuments.com/K12eval to learn more.

About Milestone Documents
Milestone Documents is an online learning platform developed for use in history and social science courses. Pairing the most significant primary documents of all time with award-winning analysis by a global network of 300 historians and scholars, Milestone Documents has an expanding document collection of more than 1,200 primary sources. It is accessible via the Web, the iPad, and any smart phone.

Visit MilestoneDocuments.com/K12eval to learn more or launch a free trial.

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