Over There, by Brian Hurd

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Over There: 101 Keys to Understanding the First World War, is a Middle School/High School electronic textbook unit for teachers, students, and history enthusiasts. Written by history teacher Brian Hurd, the book features descriptions of 101 essential events, people, places, and concepts of the First World War, and is copiously illustrated with high resolution pictures and maps, each including audio captions of interesting facts and little-known details. 

A clickable glossary of terms is featured throughout the text, and each section includes interactive review questions for students to self-check their comprehension. Students can also access many interactive textbook features, including note taking, highlighting, and review cards of student notes and glossary entries.

Brian Hurd has worked with middle school students for 20 years, the last ten as a teacher at Mary of Lourdes Middle School in Little Falls, MN, where he teaches about ancient civilizations, Minnesota History, American History, World Geography, and computers. During this time he has visited Egypt, Greece, Rome, and China (the latter six times, for one-month teaching experiences at middle schools).

Brian travels extensively, and has encountered more than 30 countries on every continent except Antarctica, including all 50 US states. He focuses his adventures on history and the things he teaches. His background experience for creating Over There is based in part on graduate level World War I coursework, including much writing on topics about the war, as well as reading more than a dozen related books. He began teaching students about the war 10 years ago.

Brian graduated from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota, with a journalism degree, and has worked as a newspaper reporter, editor, and photographer. 

Device Requirements:

* This book can only be viewed using iBooks 2 or above on an iPad

* Level: Grades 7 and Above

* iOS 5.0 or above is required

* Print Length: 230 Pages

Pricing and Availability:

The Over There is $9.99 USD and available exclusively through the iTunes iBookstore.

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