Newspaper Map We have indexed all newspapers and plotted their correct locations, in 39 countries. Might have missed some. And most newspapers in another 199 countries, a bunch of them not in their correct locations. Add new ones here: add/correct "The immediate usefulness of Newspaper Map is readily apparent." Classroom resources What's new Indigenous cultures and contact history Encounters includes an interactive map, digital timeline and online activities. It is based on the powerful stories shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Encounters exhibition. (Years 4–10). Three Good Tools for Creating Multimedia Books Online Twice this week I've been asked for alternatives to iBooks Author that students can use to create multimedia books. This is probably a good time to share the three options that I usually recommend. These are listed in the order in which I typically recommend them. Simple Booklet is a service offering free online booklet creation and publishing. To create a book using Simple Booklet just sign-up for a free account and click create.
About the History Data Service Collection About the History Data Service Collection The History Data Service data collection brings together over 650 separate studies transcribed, scanned or compiled from historical sources. The studies cover a wide range of historical topics, from the seventh century to the twentieth century. Although the primary focus of the collection is on the United Kingdom, it also includes a significant body of cross-national and international data collections. Examples of topics covered include: nineteenth and twentieth century statistics, manuscript census records, state finance data, demographic data, mortality data, community histories, electoral history and economic indicators. Staff at the History Data Service will be happy to answer any queries you may have about the collection.
Finding Newspapers at Penn - Research Guide The Penn libraries subscribe to newspapers from around the world. The libraries also have access to extensive collections of older newspapers in print and on microfilm here on campus, and at area libraries. In addition, we subscribe to many online databases that aggregate newspapers and, in some cases, index them. An attempt has been made to include in this guide the most useful print and online resources for finding newspapers. However, in some cases, the most useful source will be the reference librarian. Contents...
Be a better writer in 15 minutes: 4 TED-Ed lessons on grammar and word choice There’s no denying it — the English language can be mighty tricky. When writing a paper, a novel or even an e-mail, you might look at a sentence you just wrote and think, “Is that comma supposed to be there?” or “Is that really the best word to use?” Fear not! A Must See Visual Featuring The Do's and Don'ts of Digital CItizenship September 7, 2014 Here is a wonderful infographic I have always shared with teachers during the first back-to-school week. This graphic features 20 of the basic digital citizenship rules. These rules are framed in terms of Do's and Don'ts. You can use it with students to introduce them to the topic of digital citizenship and educate them on the different ways they can properly conduct themselves on the web. As a refresher, digital citizenship is "the norms of appropriate, responsible behaviour with regard to technology use."
100 Incredibly Useful YouTube Channels for Teachers YouTube has earned a reputation for featuring brain cell-slaughtering fare such as the truly abysmal Fred and playing host to the some of the most depressingly stupid comments this side of Yahoo! News. But for every participant liberally dishing out misspelled racist, sexist and homophobic talking points, there is at least one whose channel genuinely offers something provocative and educational. For teachers hoping to infuse multimedia into their classrooms, YouTube makes for an excellent starting point. Plenty of universities, nonprofits, organizations, museums and more post videos for the cause of education both in and out of schools. The following list compiles some of the ones most worthy of attention, as they feature plenty of solid content appealing to their respective audiences and actively try to make viewers smarter.
European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750 Content Includes: More than 32,000 records Coverage of European exploration and portrayals of Native American peoples Subjects include: British in America Commerce Discoveries Dutch in America French in America Great Britain—Colonies Jesuits (and other religious orders) in America Pirates Slave trade This free historical archive is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750 from European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to the Americas, 1493-1750. Try it now for free. This authoritative bibliography is well-known and respected by scholars worldwide, and a valuable index for libraries, researchers and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas.
Online Historical Newspapers Have you ever wished you could find links to all the online historical newspapers in one place? A place where they were listed by county and city so you could find the newspapers your ancestors read? This is the purpose of the Online Historical Newspapers Website. Poetry and Literature Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry Tracy K. Smith was appointed by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden to serve as the 22nd Poet Laureate on June 14, 2017. Smith is the author of three books of poetry, including Life on Mars (2011), winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Smith took up her duties in September 2017, opening the Library’s annual literary season with a reading of her work in the Coolidge Auditorium. More About Tracy K.
6 Reasons (and Nifty Tools) for Exploring Digital Storytelling Everybody loves stories, no matter if we are hearing them or telling them. Exploring digital storytelling in your classroom connects students to an age-old practice in an entirely modern way. Below are 6 different reasons digital storytelling is an activity worth pursuing in class.