American Memory

February 21, 2013

Would you like to incorporate more historical materials into your classroom? American Memory is a wonderful digital collection that could be used in all subject areas. American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken … Continued

Four decades of The Mini Page, now online

February 17, 2011

After delighting young readers for more than 40 years in newspapers across the country, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library has published digital archives of The Mini Page’s more than 2,000 issues dating from 1969 through 2007.

Newspaper Map shows newspapers all over the world

February 15, 2011

Newspaper Map is an amazing overview of how news is being published — and by extension, how history is being written — by connecting literally thousands of newspapers from around the world on a single interactive map.

History for Music Lovers teaches historical events in song

January 28, 2011

At History for Music Lovers, popular songs are transformed into history lessons with a humorous twist. Topics like The Black Plague (sung to Gwen Stefani) and the French Revolution (Lady Gaga) are featured in this collection of homemade videos by two Hawaii teachers.

Specialized Google searches find articles past and present

January 26, 2011

Gone are the days when teachers have to rely on the limited selection of paper-bound “readers” for supplementary material like primary documents or scholarly articles. There’s a plethora of sources on the web, and Google’s specialized searches make it easier than ever to find what you want.

On This Day looks at today in history

January 10, 2011

This Day, a website by Nikon, is a beautifully rendered look into historical events that happened in the past on the day you visit the site.