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The Civil Rights Virtual Learning Journey Now Available

This virtual collection invites students into an engaging exploration of the Civil Rights Movement.

September 13, 2017

Dead Trees Online: Digitized Newspaper Collections As Primary Source Repositories

Ben Franklin's veneration for a free press came from his belief that it "diffuses so general a light . . . of so penetrating a nature" as to keep in check tyranny and abuse. Mark Twain echoed these sentiments nearly a...

July 25, 2017

Not Just For Dentists: Oral History In The Classroom

In the 1984 laugh-out-loud comedy Ghostbusters, Dr. Egon Spengler, played by the film’s writer--the late Harold Ramis--is discussing his interests with the new secretary, Janine. She marvels at...

November 16, 2016

Bringing Primary Sources Into The Classroom

Quick. What year was the Battle of Hastings? How many justices are on the United States Supreme Court? Who is author of the Wealth of Nations?

July 19, 2016