Today's Newsletter: Where to Find Primary Source Resources Online

Guest post: Steven M. Baule, Superintendent, North Boone CUSD 200, IL: One of the great things about digital learning is the ability to share primary sources directly with students. Teachers can guide students to a wealth of online primary sources from a range of credible sources including the Library of Congress. The UK National Archives Collection on the Centennial of the First World War is exceptional. The top 100 American Speeches of the 20th Century identified by the American Rhetoric includes Wilson’s 14 Point speech. Instead of simply providing a listing of talking points, students can see the entire speech and better understand the content of Wilson’s programs. 100 important American legal documents are available here.HistoryWiz has a collection of African Slavery documents. NASA for Kids provides a wealth of scientific information developed for primary students. Often local historical societies have collections of local documents that can help students understand the impact of historical events on their hometowns. Some examples include the Frank Basloe Library in New York, the Santa Monica Public Library and the Loras College Center for Dubuque Area History. Becoming familiar with these resources and other digital collections is a great summer project in nearly any subject area.