ABC-CLIO’s Hunt for History Brings History to Life

Scavenger Hunt for School Library Media Specialists, Teachers, and Their Students

To take the Hunt for History challenge, ABC-CLIO will open up its American History online database for a month to school library media specialists and teachers. Participants will then utilize this user-friendly and authoritative history resource to find and submit the answers to 10 questions about historical events, people, issues and dilemmas. The competition launches on April 2, and the deadline for submitting answers is April 30. Winners will be announced the first week in May.

“The Hunt for History contest was easy, I learned a lot, and it was a great introduction to the databases,” noted Deb Dominick, a social studies teacher at Susquehannock High School in Glen Rock, PA and a winner in last year’s Hunt for History contest. “I have been extremely impressed with the content of the 4 databases we received and our students have made use of them this year.”

“We are excited to reprise our Hunt for History competition, allowing school library media specialists and teachers across the United States to discover history with their students through a stimulating scavenger hunt,” said Becky Snyder, president, ABC-CLIO. “We are committed to providing the highest quality resources to teachers and students to build research, writing and critical-thinking skills.”

This year’s four Hunt for History grand-prize winners will receive an Apple iPad and a subscription to ABC-CLIO’s 14 databases for one year. Another sixteen first-prize winners will receive a one-year school-wide subscription to any four ABC-CLIO databases. ABC-CLIO integrates three essential resources, A Library, A Textbook, and Perspectives, into each one of its 14 online databases for middle and high school students, making them the ideal answer for effective integration of the library into the classroom curriculum.

Hunt for History is open only to teachers and school library media specialists in accredited, public and private schools in the United States and U.S. territories and is limited to one entry per individual.

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