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Primary Sources for Educators and Students

Primary Sources for Educators and Students

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Jackie Robinson, Civil Rights Advocate Background Jack Roosevelt Robinson (1919-72), the first black man to "officially" play in the big leagues in the 20th century, possessed enormous physical talent and a fierce determination to succeed. In the course of a distinguished 10-year career beginning in 1947, Robinson led the Brooklyn Dodgers to six National League titles and one victorious World Series.

Historical Texts Collection : History Department : Hanover College The Hanover Historical Texts Collection makes available digital versions of historical texts for use in history and humanities courses. Search by keyword, or browse by subject heading. The faculty and students of the Hanover College History Department initiated the Hanover Historical Texts Project in 1995, at a time when few primary sources were available outside of published anthologies. To make primary texts readily available for classroom use, they selected important documents, scanned print versions that were out of copyright, converted the scans into HTML format, proofread the resulting documents to correct OCR errors, edited them to provide page breaks, page numbers, and bibliographical information, and posted them online.

The Encyclopedia of Television The Encyclopedia of Television The Encyclopedia of Television includes more than 1,000 original essays from more than 250 contributors and examines specific programs and people, historic moments and trends, major policy disputes and such topics as violence, tabloid television and the quiz show scandal. It also includes histories of major television networks as well as broadcasting systems around the world and is complemented by resource materials, photos and bibliographical information.

Electronic Texts, Primary Sources and Digital Libraries See Also: Archives & Manuscripts | Audio, Video, Multimedia | French Literature | History | Images | Literature | Magazines & Journals Looking for a particular title or author? Best starting place is the Online Books Page, John Mark Ockerbloom's index to full-texts on the Web with links to more than 30,000 books in various formats. ABU: la Bibliothèque Universelle - Over 288 searchable French e-texts, ranging from Balzac to Zola, listed alphabetically by author and title. Academy of Natural Sciences - Philadelphia. The Albert M.

The National Security Archive December 9, 2014 Torture Report Finally Released Senate Intelligence Committee Summary of CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program Concludes CIA Misled Itself, Congress, the President about Lack of Effectiveness. September 28, 2014 The First Thanksgiving: Virtual Field Trip Video Webcast and Letters Signup Sign in -or- Register Complete the form below to receive our complete Thanksgiving teaching kit including: Access to a series of virtual field trips Three sets of classroom letters from a Pilgrim and Wampanoag Reminder emails to join us for our Thanksgiving webcast series * All fields are required. Decameron Web The Project | Boccaccio | Texts | Brigata | Plague | Literature | History | Society | Religion | Arts Maps | Themes & Motifs | Bibliography | Pedagogy | Syllabus **** Site Maintenance ****

15 Great Dictionary Websites Below is a collection of some web-based dictionaries that can make your digital reading experience an enjoyable one. I personally use a great dictionary extension installed on my Chrome and which works quite smartly. Whenever I come across a word that I need to look up I just select and tap on it and a small window pops up right above it providing me with the explanation, and a little mic icon to hear how it is pronounced and a link to click on to see a detailed explanation. I have already curated a list of some great dictionary extensions to install on your browser, check it out here. Today I am sharing with you a list of some of the best dictionary websites online which you can use for yourselves and also share with your students. I know there are tons of them online but the ones below are among the top.

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University The Schlesinger Library holdings date from the founding of the United States to the present and include more than 3,200 manuscript collections, 100,000 volumes of books and periodicals, and films, photos, and audiovisual material. Researchers travel from around the world to use the manuscript collections of Julia Child, the Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Maud Wood Park, and Betty Friedan or to examine comics like Ms. Marvel and periodicals like Bust.

Using Primary Sources on the Web This brief guide is designed to help students and researchers find and evaluate primary sources available online. Keep in mind as you use this website, the Web is always changing and evolving. If you have questions, please consult your instructor or librarian. Primary sources are the evidence of history, original records or objects created by participants or observers at the time historical events occurred or even well after events, as in memoirs and oral histories. Primary sources may include but are not limited to: letters, manuscripts, diaries, journals, newspapers, maps, speeches, interviews, documents produced by government agencies, photographs, audio or video recordings, born-digital items (e.g. emails), research data, and objects or artifacts (such as works of art or ancient roads, buildings, tools, and weapons). These sources serve as the raw materials historians use to interpret and analyze the past.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal (Literature Guide, Grades 4-8 Poptropica Teaching GuidesPoptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

Internet History Sourcebooks Update Information 2006: In 2006 the Internet Medieval Sourcebooks and associated sourcebooks are undergoing a major overhaul to remove bad links and add more documents. 1. This project is both very large and fairly old in Internet terms. At the time it was instigated (1996), it was not clear that web sites [and the documents made available there] would often turn out to be transient. The Field Book Project: Home What is a field book? Field books or field notes are primary source documents that describe the events leading up to and including the collection of specimens or observations during field research. Field notes can take many forms depending on the information needs of the collector. Importance and challenges of field books

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