In Daily Life Through History, students and researchers can discover details about past eras that make historical accounts relevant and meaningful from their modern-day perspectives.
One of the many challenges educators face today is finding ways to engage students' imaginations and encourage them to apply critical thinking skills. By examining the details of daily life in past eras, what is often perceived as dry historical information is transformed into engaging material that reveals the true nature of what life was like before.
Daily Life Through History is a unique learning resource. This database explores ordinary life through time and across the globe, bringing the past to life through details that turn flat descriptions of historical characters into human beings that today's students can relate to.
DLtH supports courses in American history and literature and is an outstanding, cross-disciplinary resource for researching historical topics such as American food and cooking, celebrations, clothes, romance, work, religion, housing, language, and social customs. The Idea Exchange section offers informative, scholarly essays focused upon a variety of subjects that are often the basis for community college and undergraduate writing assignments.
Printing is easy and email capabilities to make research and writing projects are convenient, while current MLA, Chicago, and APA citations make the bibliographic process straightforward. The revised arrangement of information provides easy access to overview sections that provide the big picture while integrated reference entries examine specific topics in detail.
Click on this link to access the landing page for Daily Life through History. Enter a search term to begin exploring this database. Student ID and PIN needed for off campus access.