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Monday, February 6, 2012

More on Chronicling America

Last week I wrote a post about  our new lesson plan, “Thinking Like A Historian,” which asks students to explore Montana newspapers on Chronicling America, digitized as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program. 

Here are some other resources for using Chronicling America in the classroom.

Back in September, NDNP staff at the Ohio Historical Society hosted a webinar for educators and National History Day coordinators to teach them how they can use ChroniclingAmerica to access primary resources for use in National History Day projects and other lesson plans. You can also access the recording from Ohio’s NDNPProject Wiki, as well as materials that they provided to attendees (including a Guide to Using Chronicling America).

The Library of Congress’s blog, “Teaching with the Library of Congress,” has two good posts about using Chronicling America in the classroom. I found some of the comments in response to the blogs particularly interesting:

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