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Digital History

Digital History

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Primary Source Sets on the Web It can be time-consuming to find and prepare primary sources for your lessons. On each of the below sites, you will find primary sources that address multiple topics in U.S. History. Many of the sites provide sources that have been prepared for the classroom, from excerpting lengthy documents to providing clear headnotes and source information. Start at one of these sites to find primary sources to use in your next lesson!

Plan Family Vacation Webquest What if YOU were the one to choose where your family goes on vacation? What if you got to plan all activities, where to stay, and what to eat? Here's your chance! Created by Alena Zink and Betsy Cain Forsyth County Schools Brown East Asia Resources Gateway Upcoming events include The Urban China Research Network conference here at Brown University on May 8-9, 2015. This conference is based on papers presented by current doctoral students -- from various countries and disciplines. A total of 13 papers have been selected competitively by the UCRN advisory board. The conference is open to the public at no charge but requires advance registration -- email A preliminary program is available here. This site provides an introduction to the research, teaching, and learning about East Asia that takes place at diverse places around the Brown campus and its partners.

VoiceThread in a 1st-grade Classroom Jennifer Orr: Here we've got George as our first picture. But look what we can do here, are you ready to see this? We can move the pictures around. Visualizing Slavery: The Map Abraham Lincoln Spent Hours Studying During the Civil War If you look closely at Francis Bicknell Carpenter’s 1864 painting “First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation by President Lincoln” (see above — click image for a larger version) you will notice a map in the lower right-hand corner, next to the group that includes Lincoln and his cabinet. The map in the painting was a document Lincoln consulted often during the Civil War. It was created by the United States Coast Survey using data from the 1860 Census to show the geographic distribution of the South’s vast slave population. Carpenter lived in the White House for six months while working on his painting, and according to historian Susan Schulten, author of Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in 19th Century America, the artist encountered Lincoln poring over the map on more than one occasion.

Online reference library - Being a member of the library gives you access to more than 50 online subscriptions free of charge. When you follow the links below you will be asked for your library card number. For licensing reasons, some of our resources are not available remotely and can only be accessed on computers in particular libraries, therefore no link is given. Ask your local library for more details. Choose one of the categories or browse the full A-Z list below. 19th Century British Library newspapers

Digital Collections and Services: Access to print, pictorial and audio-visual collections and other digital services Historic Newspapers Enhanced access to America's historic newspapers through the Chronicling America project. Historic Sound Recordings The National Jukebox features over 10,000 78rpm disc sides issued by the Victor Talking Machine Co. between 1900 and 1925. Performing Arts Collections, articles and special presentations on music, theater and dance materials from the Performing Arts Encyclopedia.

Library Lesson Plans Lessons from Library Hall Programs Treasures of the Library • Papers, Pens & Prose Online Lessons OnlyTeaching American History • George Washington Land of Golden Dreams: California in the Gold Rush Decade Free - CometBird Privacy First Penzu was designed to focus on privacy. Unlike blogging, your entries are private by default! More → Share if You Want To You can share your entries via email or create a public link and share on Twitter! More → Quick Start No need to log in to get your thoughts out. You can start writing instantly and log in later to save to your account. More → Manage Your Entries Search, sort, filter, rename and trash your precious entries using our intuitive Entries page.

The World Factbook The Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is the single point of contact for all inquiries about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). We read every letter, fax, or e-mail we receive, and we will convey your comments to CIA officials outside OPA as appropriate. However, with limited staff and resources, we simply cannot respond to all who write to us. Big History Project Join us! The Big History Project is not a for-profit program. Your engagement will exclusively benefit teachers and students around the world. Teaching the course It's easy to teach Big History — all you have to do is register, set up a class, and go! Start a pilot

Geography and History YouTube Channels for Elementary Recently, I shared the best STEM / STEAM YouTube channels. Now let’s look at the best geography and history YouTube channels for elementary kids, ages 5 – 11. Geography YouTube Channels Global Wonders DVD SeriesThis channel only has a few movies but it’s worth mentioning since you can buy the DVDs if you enjoy the content. Are We There Yet? Make/Hack/Play Together Learn about the Maker Movement and engage students in production-centered, peer-driven learning. A free mini-course. Instructor: Karen Fasimpaur For more information Log in to Enroll in this course This mini-course will introduce educators to the “Maker movement,” both in digital and non-digital realms. Kids Digital Books This site uses cookies. Learn more about cookies. OverDrive would like to use cookies to store information on your computer to improve your experience at our website. One of the cookies we use is critical for certain aspects of the site to operate and has already been stored.