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Month: November 2023

Using Digital Archives To Rewrite History (Lessons) For Elementary School Students

History is an infinite repository of stories, a fascinating confluence of narratives, and a wellspring of lessons. It offers a retrospective glance into the vibrant tapestry of human existence. To most, history might seem like a chronological record of events; to educators, it’s an invaluable toolkit that fosters knowledge, inculcates critical thinking skills, and broadens […]

Putting The Text In Context: Embracing the Challenges of Historical Newspaper Research

David McCullough is an American author who is regarded as one of the most respected and influential historians of our time. Known for his bestselling books on American history, McCullough has received numerous awards and honors for his work, including two Pulitzer Prizes. McCullough’s writing style is characterized by thorough research, vivid storytelling, and a […]

Reading Between The Lines: Helping Students Recognize Bias in Historical Newspapers

As the historian and educator Sam Wineburg stated, “Historical thinking, in its deepest forms, is neither a natural process nor something that springs automatically from psychological development.” This statement reflects the nuanced and complex nature of historical inquiry and how it is different from the intuitive way we understand our immediate world. “Historical thinking“ involves […]

Old Words, New Lessons: Helping Students Navigate the Language of the Past

Community newspapers serve as a treasure trove of information, encapsulating the essence of a period in the past. They often document everyday life and local events, making history feel more relevant and accessible to students. National and international news can be contextualized through them within a familiar local setting, heightening students’ interest and understanding.  Digitization […]

Bringing History to Life: Integrating Historical Newspaper Research in the Classroom

In an era where we compete with digital screens for our children’s attention, keeping them engaged can at times, be a challenge. The teaching of history in elementary, middle, and high schools is challenging enough, and student engagement can be a complex puzzle to solve. Teachers strive to find ways to spark students’ interest and […]

1.6 Million Images Uploaded in October!

October 2023 – Advantage Archives uploaded 1.6 million images to different Community History Archives, providing FREE digital access to local history!

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