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Civil Rights: Then and Now

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"This collection of videos, documents, and primary sources lends context to the events and leaders that defined the Civil Rights movement’s first three decades (1954-1985). These resources also capture the issues and activists involved in the struggle today—those making headlines, stirring debate, and trending on social media. This collection can be used to support teaching the content featured in the PBS rebroadcast of the groundbreaking Civil Rights documentary series, Eyes on the Prize. However, due to media permissions restrictions, the collection does not feature video from the series itself. It does feature video segments adapted from the half-hour special that accompanied the rebroadcast, Eyes on the Prize: Then and Now. "

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A digital portrait of Colonial life

A digital portrait of Colonial life | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Launched Monday, the website of the Colonial North American Project so far includes 150,000 images of diaries, journals, notebooks, and other rare documents from the 17th and 18th centuries.
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Stark Depression-Era Photos of People Reading, From Shelters to Libraries

Stark Depression-Era Photos of People Reading, From Shelters to Libraries | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
This month, Yale released an archive of thousands of Depression-era photos by iconic photographers who were commissioned by the government to document the effect of the hard times on the nation.
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The collection is accessible here:

http://photogrammar.yale.edu/

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Digital Repositories for Maine Communities | Maine State Library Research | Maine State Documents

Access a small but fascinating collection of digitized historical records and publications from Cumberland, Freeport, Orrington and Rockport, Maine.

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A New Digital Collection From Duke University Libraries: The Barnard and Gardner Civil War Photographic Albums | LJ INFOdocket

A New Digital Collection From Duke University Libraries: The Barnard and Gardner Civil War Photographic Albums | LJ INFOdocket | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
From the Duke U. Libraries Bitstreams Blog: Duke Digital Collections is excited to announce our newest digital offering: The Barnard and Gardner Civil War Photographic Albums.
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Don't miss the full explanation here:

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/bitstreams/2014/09/10/untitled-barnardgrardner/

Direct link to the collection here:

http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/rubenstein_barnardgardner/

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Yale Photogrammar revitalizes and adds new context to the FSA-OWI images — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Yale Photogrammar revitalizes and adds new context to the FSA-OWI images — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Photogrammar is a digital humanities project from Yale that allows you to search US FSA and OWI photographs taken from 1935 to 1945.

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American Museum of Natural History Unveils New Database With 7,000 Digitized Items (Images, Illustrations, Drawings & More) | LJ INFOdocket

American Museum of Natural History Unveils New Database With 7,000 Digitized Items (Images, Illustrations, Drawings & More) | LJ INFOdocket | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

New online from the Research Library at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. More digitized content will be added moving forward.

The database is free to access and search.

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Watch and Search Newly Digitized Conversations with 148 People Who Witnessed the Great Depression

Watch and Search Newly Digitized Conversations with 148 People Who Witnessed the Great Depression | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

"In March of 1992, many years after photographer Dorothea Lange’s 1936 image of a migrant mother in California (above) became one of the most iconic images from the Great Depression, a camera crew sat down with two daughters of the subject of Lange’s photo. In the footage and transcript of that conversation, accessible for the first time along with many more such interviews through Washington University Libraries, the family’s daily challenges come to life. The sisters describe not only their strong, beautiful mother but everything from field work and playing with dirt clods as children to early union meetings and the economical “saving grace” that was World War II."

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Free Technology for Teachers: Create Your Own Interactive Primary Source Document Activities

Free Technology for Teachers: Create Your Own Interactive Primary Source Document Activities | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Richard Byrne explains how to use the National Archives Experience's Docs Teach interactive tools center.

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New Twitter Feed, @TeachingLC, Launches | Library of Congress Blog

New Twitter Feed, @TeachingLC, Launches. A blog post at "Library of Congress Blog" on 2013-09-12.
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Now you can follow the Library of Congress on Twitter (actually, you could already, but this is a special LoC Twitter feed just for K-12 teachers) and get ideas and information about using primary sources in your classroom.

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Edutopia: 6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents

Edutopia: 6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The Common Core Learning Standards describe the importance of teaching students how to comprehend informational text. They are asked to read closely, make inferences, cite evidence, analyze arguments

Via John Evans, Linda Dougherty, GwynethJones
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AWESOME + a tip from Linda:

" Definite share with teachers for finding primary source documents.  Also, don't forget the Google LIFE magazine images. 

 

"Search tip

Add "source:life" to any Google image search and search only the LIFE photo archive. For example: computer source:life "

Charli Wiggill's curator insight, September 9, 2013 7:30 AM

If you frequently refer to primary sources in your coursework - this may be really useful to you.

Lorena Swetnam's curator insight, September 14, 2013 3:31 PM

Primary Resources

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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 | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Maine History teacher-turned blogger Richard Byrne writes about his favorite sites for primary source documents and how he used them with students.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Using Google Drive for Online Discussions of Primary Sources

Free Technology for Teachers: Using Google Drive for Online Discussions of Primary Sources | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Richard Byrne explains how to manage the use of Google Drive to analyze a primary source document.

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Life in a Japanese-American Internment Camp, via the Diary of a Young Man

Life in a Japanese-American Internment Camp, via the Diary of a Young Man | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
A fastidious and somewhat irreverent diary kept by Yonekazu Satoda, now in his 90s, is part of the new exhibition “Out of the Desert,” at Yale’s Sterling Memorial Library.
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Newspaper Repositories: NEH Announces Chronicling America Data Challenge Competition

Newspaper Repositories: NEH Announces Chronicling America Data Challenge Competition | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) [recently] launched a nationwide contest, challenging members of the public to produce creative web-based projects using data pulled from Chronicling America, the digital repository of historic U.S. newspapers.
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New For Students and Teachers: Library of Congress Releases Three New Interactive Ebooks For iPad Featuring Primary Sources | LJ INFOdocket

From The Library of Congress: Pages from the scrapbooks of the activists who fought for women’s suffrage. A political cartoon from the pen of Benjamin Franklin. Photos by Ansel Adams of Japanese Americans living in World War II relocation camps.
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More than 148,000 items from the U.S. Government Printing Office now discoverable in DPLA

Notable examples of the types of records now available from the GPO include the Federal Budget, laws such as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Federal regulations, and Congressional hearings, reports, and documents. GPO continuously adds records to the CGP which will also be available through DPLA, increasing the discoverability of and access to Federal Government information for the American public.

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The Library of Congress Launches New Interactive eBook Series for Students and Teachers, All Materials Free to Access | LJ INFOdocket

The Library of Congress Launches New Interactive eBook Series for Students and Teachers, All Materials Free to Access | LJ INFOdocket | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
From The Library of Congress: The new Library of Congress Student Discovery Sets bring together historical artifacts and one-of-a-kind documents on a wide range of topics, from history to science to literature.
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The British Library Puts Online 1,200 Literary Treasures From Great Romantic & Victorian Writers

The British Library Puts Online 1,200 Literary Treasures From Great Romantic & Victorian Writers | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
We've long known the internet's power to facilitate access to the great books (see, for instance, our collection of 600 eBooks free online), but recent projects like the British Library's Discovering Literature have shown us that it can also help us engage with those great books.
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Pics of the Week: Celebrating Women’s History | Library of Congress Blog

Pics of the Week: Celebrating Women’s History | Library of Congress Blog | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Pics of the Week: Celebrating Women’s History. A blog post at "Library of Congress Blog" on 2014-03-06.
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British Library expands The Commons with Public Domain Goodness — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

British Library expands The Commons with Public Domain Goodness — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

More on the newly available collection of images from the British Library.

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How to Use Google News to Find Primary Sources

The Google News archive is a great place to find primary sources. This short tutorial shows students how the archive works.

Via Elizabeth E Charles, Dennis T OConnor
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Best Sites for Primary Documents in World History » Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas

Best Sites for Primary Documents in World History » Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Here's links and descriptions of a dozen great websites for finding historic documents in World history. Samples from each site are included.
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May in History with the Library of Congress | Teaching with the Library of Congress

May in History with the Library of Congress | Teaching with the Library of Congress | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
May in History with the Library of Congress. A blog post at "Teaching with the Library of Congress" on 2013-05-07.
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Primary Sources + Found Poetry = Celebrate Poetry Month | Teaching with the Library of Congress

Primary Sources + Found Poetry = Celebrate Poetry Month | Teaching with the Library of Congress | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Using the Library of Congress Found Poetry Primary Source Set, students hone their reading comprehension skills while creating poetry."

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