Free to Use and Reuse Page from “Red Riding Hood,” Lydia L.A. Very, 1863. Cover, right. Photos by Shawn Miller. 5 Multimedia Projects for Social Studies Classes If you teach social studies and you're looking for a new project to engage your students this year, I have some suggestions for you. All of the following ideas can be modified for use in elementary school, middle school, or high school settings. Create Virtual Tours Services like Google Expeditions are great for locating virtual tours for students to watch.
Free to Use and Reuse – and Animate! A Parade of Posters A French poster from the early 1900s advertises noodles and pasta using images of celebrities, some holding packages of the product. This month, we’re highlighting selections from the Library’s vast international poster collection on our Free to Use and Reuse page – and an animation contest. The posters we’re showcasing – on themes from travel, sports and entertainment to consumer goods and more – reflect a special collaboration between the Library and Poster House, a new museum that will open in New York City next year. The museum’s staff worked closely with specialists from the Library’s Prints and Photographs Division to select the 31 posters featured. Each connects in some way to a global cultural event or trend from the 1890s through the 1960s.
Picture Perfect: 10 Sites for Writers to Score Free Images Where do you find free images for your writer website, your blog, or maybe a client? You could just do a Google search for a free image based on a key phrase. But that could get you neck-deep in legal trouble fast. When I did this for a post about trout-fishing, I found one pretty easily. Tom's Planner (nouveau document) Welcome to Tom's Planner Let's show you around a little first. This is where you can list all your activities. Let's give it a try. Enter a description for the first activity (e.g. 'brainstorm'). The Weird Toy Space of Scavenged Public Domain Images (A Bit Slimy, Too) – CogDogBlog In every project, playful remix, and blog post I do I am on the prowl for open licensed images. There’s an ever increasing number of sites where you find these. They are far from equivalent.
Download 15,000+ Free Golden Age Comics from the Digital Comic Museum The Digital Comic Museum offers free access to hundreds of pre-1959 comic books, uploaded by users who often offer historical research and commentary alongside high-quality scans. The site’s moderators and administrators are particularly careful to avoid posting non-public-domain comics (a complicated designation, as described in this forum thread). The resulting archive is devoid of many familiar comic-book characters, like those from Marvel, D.C., or Disney. On the other hand, because of this restriction, the archive offers an interesting window into the themes of lesser-known comics in the Golden Age—romance, Westerns, combat, crime, supernatural and horror. The covers of the romance comics are great examples of popular art.