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Getting Kids Engaged with Primary Sources | Cool Tools - The Digital Shift

Getting Kids Engaged with Primary Sources | Cool Tools - The Digital Shift | Bell Library Connections, Februrary 2014 | Scoop.it

"Primary resources can help bring history to life for students. Make the most of first-hand accounts and other primary source content with tools such as the National Archives' Digital Vaults, video tour included."

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Welcome · Digital Public Library of America

Welcome · Digital Public Library of America | Bell Library Connections, Februrary 2014 | Scoop.it

"Explore 5,537,853 items from libraries, archives, and museums."

 
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Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg | Bell Library Connections, Februrary 2014 | Scoop.it

"Project Gutenberg offers over 42,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. We carry high quality ebooks: All our ebooks were previously published by bona fide publishers. We digitized and diligently proofread them with the help of thousands of volunteers."

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Getty Research Institute

Getty Research Institute | Bell Library Connections, Februrary 2014 | Scoop.it

"The Getty Research Institute is dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing understanding of the visual arts and their various histories through its expertise, active collecting program, public programs, institutional collaborations, exhibitions, publications, digital services, and residential scholars programs. Its Research Library and Special Collections of rare materials and digital resources serve an international community of scholars and the interested public. The Institute's activities and scholarly resources guide and sustain each other and together provide a unique environment for research, critical inquiry, and scholarly exchange."

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Teaching Inquiry with Primary Sources

Teaching Inquiry with Primary Sources | Bell Library Connections, Februrary 2014 | Scoop.it

By their very nature, primary sources engage students in inquiry. First, they transform the learning process by provoking critical thinking: questioning; making inferences; interpreting different points of view; using critical thinking skills to analyze and evaluate; drawing conclusions; and pulling together disparate pieces of evidence to think conceptually.

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LIFE photo archive hosted by Google

LIFE photo archive hosted by Google | Bell Library Connections, Februrary 2014 | Scoop.it

"Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google."

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Library of Congress Home

Library of Congress Home | Bell Library Connections, Februrary 2014 | Scoop.it

"The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution, and it serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with more than 120 million items."

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Research Our Records

Research Our Records | Bell Library Connections, Februrary 2014 | Scoop.it

Research specific topics within the National Archives, browse online exhibits, research ancestry, and more.

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American Memory from the Library of Congress - Home Page

The home page for the American Memory Historical Collections from the Library of Congress. American Memory provides free access to historical images, maps, sound recordings, and motion pictures that document the American experience.
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Social Explorer

Social Explorer | Bell Library Connections, Februrary 2014 | Scoop.it

"Social Explorer provides easy access to demographic information about the United States. We provide thousands of interactive data maps going back to 1790."

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Historypin | Home

Historypin | Home | Bell Library Connections, Februrary 2014 | Scoop.it

"Historypin is a way for millions of people to come together to share glimpses of the past and build up the story of human history."

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Civil Rights Digital Library

Civil Rights Digital Library | Bell Library Connections, Februrary 2014 | Scoop.it

"The struggle for racial equality in the 1950s and 1960s is among the most far-reaching social movements in the nation's history, and it represents a crucial step in the evolution of American democracy. The Civil Rights Digital Library promotes an enhanced understanding of the Movement by helping users discover primary sources and other educational materials from libraries, archives, museums, public broadcasters, and others on a national scale."

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Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)

Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress) | Bell Library Connections, Februrary 2014 | Scoop.it

The Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center administers the endowed Poetry chair and coordinates an annual literary season of public poetry, fiction and drama readings, performances, lectures and symposia, all sponsored since 1951 by the...

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The Vault: Historical Treasures, Oddities, and Delights

The Vault: Historical Treasures, Oddities, and Delights | Bell Library Connections, Februrary 2014 | Scoop.it

Slate's history blog highlights interesting primary source documents found around the web. At left: a 1940 map of United States diversity, annotated by Langston Hughes.

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Turning the Pages™, the British Library

Turning the Pages™, the British Library | Bell Library Connections, Februrary 2014 | Scoop.it

"Discover the British Library's award-winning Turning the Pages. Just click on the links, wait a few moments, then turn the pages of our great books."

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Welcome to Teaching American History

Welcome to Teaching American History | Bell Library Connections, Februrary 2014 | Scoop.it

Teaching with primary sources, historical topics, and primary sources from the Smithsonian.

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DocsTeach

DocsTeach | Bell Library Connections, Februrary 2014 | Scoop.it

Ready-to-use tools for teaching with documents in the classrom, plus thousands of primary source documents from the National Archives.

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