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Welcome to Experience State History!


If this site looks unfamiliar to you, then welcome to the new Experience State History (ESH) website. For those of you who are familiar with this site, we welcome you to the newly named digital Gibbs Smith Education site. No matter what, we hope you like what you see and get excited for what’s coming.

We have been working feverishly for months to built this new site and make improvements to the content provided with your program. The result is a more user-friendly experience for you and your students.


Improved Features


This new platform offers you all the features you previously had, but in a more organized and useful format. The digital textbook allows students to move easily from page to page with a tap on their screen or a click of their mouse. Interactive “Memory Master” quizzes in each chapter will help students check their understanding on their own.

In the next few weeks we will be rolling out new features, including read-along audio for the student text as well an interactive test generator for teachers to create customized tests. For now, we have included a test bank as a document for each of the programs. Those will be replaced with an interactive test bank very soon.

Experience State History is designed to work on iPads and other mobile devices so your students can experience their state’s history at any time!

Your previous login to ESH will no longer work, so please check your email for instructions to set up access to the new ESH. If you have not received an email, or if you have questions, please contact us at textbooks@gibbs-smith.com.