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New from the National Constitution Center: an Interactive Constitution

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It’s Constitution Day and the National Constitution Center just launched an Interactive Constitution, perfect for high school and university study. The podcast announcement, hosted by Jeffrey Rosen, the Center’s president and CEO,  celebrates the launch and offers detailed project background on the project. The three-year project, currently covers the first 15 Amendments and invites students […]

Old Maps on new devices

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Teachers and lovers of history and geography are going to love this new app. Old Maps, available for iPhone, iPad or any Android device through Google Play, allows mobile access to more than 250,000 high resolution, historical maps from the 15th to the 20th century, from across the world.  Only a few years ago, we […]

AP Archive now free and on YouTube!

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This week the Associated Press, the world’s largest and oldest news agency, announced that its entire Archive is viewable on YouTube, and that it will be adding new material every day.  This is an INCREDIBLE treasure for educators who teach history, culture, science, current events, global studies, media literacy–pretty much anything.  I can easily imagine […] a rich immersion into 20th century history

Letter from Albert Eistein

In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression — everywhere in the world. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way — everywhere in the world. The […]

Free civil rights programs using presidential primary sources

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Now through March, the Presidential Primary Sources Project (PPSP), a partnership involving the National Park Service, U.S. Presidential Libraries and Museums and other cultural and historic organizations, and the Internet2 community, offer an exciting series of free programs for students. Designed for grades 6 through 12, the programs created by ten historic sites and libraries, […]

Getting intimate with primary sources: A new seres of iBooks from the LOC


If you love or teach with primary sources, and if you’ve got a few iPads around the classroom, you’re going to be pretty happy. The Library of Congress announced and launched the first titles in its series of free Student Discovery Sets. The new Library of Congress Student Discovery Sets bring together historical artifacts and […]

Yale Photogrammar revitalizes and adds new context to the FSA-OWI images

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Last week I was so excited to discover the Internet Archive Book Images project.  Yesterday (also via @infodocket) I discovered Photogrammar— a digital humanities project from Yale University. Exploiting Library of Congress metadata, the Photogrammar team created a web-based platform for organizing, searching, and visualizing the 170,000 photographs from 1935 to 1945 created by the […]

Commencement: What do the speeches teach us?

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If you are connected to a university, you’ve likely already gotten your annual dose of inspiration. If you are connected to a high school, you are either awaiting that traditional commencement moment, or preparing for it. Commencement speeches are also interesting to study. They are primary sources.  They are models for learning about rhetoric.  And […]

The GPO expands free eBook access

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Earlier this week, the US Government Printing Office announced the expansion of its ebook program to increase public access to government publications. Though the initial release was limited to 100 titles, the plan is to make new titles available each month free of charge. The public, and that includes students and teachers, will now have full-text […]

Searching Google for contemporaneous news


A few years back, I mourned the loss of Google’s New Timeline. I still miss that beautiful visual presentation, but you can still use Google News to search contemporaneous news. Contemporaneous news offers students unfiltered, personal connection to the past and forces them to wrestle with issues of bias and historical perspective. Contemporaneous news focuses a media literacy […]