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10 million newspaper pages are now fully searchable | The British Newspaper Archive Blog Just a month after hitting the 9.5 million page milestone, we’re very pleased to announce that there are now 10 million historic newspaper pages available at The British Newspaper Archive. The website launched with 4 million pages in November 2011, which means there’s now 150% more to explore. If you’ve not searched the collection for a while, it’s definitely time to try again. Search the newspapers –> It’s not just our coverage that has improved over the last few years. Our subscriptions give you access to the whole collection of historic newspapers and you can keep the pages you view forever by saving them to your computer or printing them out. View our subscription options –> Thousands of pages are digitised every week and we’ve added some fantastic content in the last few months. Copies of the Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror Did you know that you can search the Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror from 1914-1918 at The British Newspaper Archive? 58 new Irish newspapers

Placing Primary Sources | primary-sources “Every event has both a temporal and spatial tag. In history, we usually know when something happened with a high degree of certainty. We may have less precise knowledge of where it happened.” Welcome to the Virginia Geographic Alliance’s Placing Primary Sources Story Map Collection. For Students Select a Story Map Journal and then click the “i” symbol”then select Open in Map Viewer to go directly to the full screen story map. For Teachers (click to access resources) Developed by teachers for teachers, each story map contains carefully selected primary sources that are embedded into a multi-layered ArcGIS Online Story Map. We hope these resources fill a need in your classroom and make the teaching interplay between geography and history more meaningful, accessible, and exciting for you and your students. Chris Bunin, Albemarle High School, Project Director

Research - Articles - Journals | Research better, faster at HighBeam Research University | Webinars Placing Primary Sources: Using Story Maps to Connect Space, Place, and Time (live event March 28, 2019) All primary sources are connected to a place, space, and time. Story maps can provide the geographic context to situate primary sources in time and place to develop an accurate place-based narrative. Join us to explore the geographic perspectives related to primary sources from loc.gov using dynamic multimedia story maps. Placing Primary Sources is a collection of classroom-ready story maps and accompanying teacher resources designed by teachers for teachers and produced by the Virginia Geographic Alliance in conjunction with the TPS Eastern Region. Chris Bunin, Teacher, Virginia Geographic AllianceGeorgeanne Hribar, Teacher, Virginia Geographic Alliance Resources: See, Think, and Wonder: Engaging Young Children in Primary Source Inquiry with the KidCitizen Interactive (live event February 28, 2019) Dr. Webinar Recording Learn more about KidCitizen:

Chronicling America Students as citizen archivists and scientists: The new community service? The National Archives Facebook page not only regularly shares primary source goodies, its chatbot, engages citizens in transcription efforts. Click and say “hi.” The chatbot will open and give you the option to tag a document or ask a question. When you choose to “tag a document,” you have the option to work with typed, handwritten items, or both. I was assigned a daily appointment sheer for President Truman. 3. Neighborhood Nestwatch: Launched in 2000, this project invites citizen biologist to share data relating to the survival of bird populations. Smithsonian Transcription Center invites citizen botanists, astronomers and those interested in women in science to transcribe data in specimen collection records and to transcribe full-text of field books and other archival text. eMammal: encourages participants to install community camera traps to assist researchers in answering questions about mammal distribution and abundance.

Rock & Roll The Rock & Roll Special Collection features 166 raw interviews from the 10-part series of the same name, also known in the UK as Dancing in the Street: a Rock and Roll History. The series, which focused on the progression of rock music from its beginnings in the 1950s to its contemporary forms in the 1990s, was co-produced by WGBH and the BBC. The series used interviews with artists and industry insiders to examine the influence and growth of musical styles like R&B, jazz, soul, heavy metal, glam, reggae, country, and rap on the rock and roll scene. The series, narrated by Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated actor Liev Schreiber, was the recipient of a Peabody Award.

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