So often my Jr. High students seem to lose interest in their research and begin to complain that they can not find any good information. Wikipedia and other informational websites by their nature are not designed for younger students. So after the first few minutes of searching student interest is lost and they are off task. So I began looking for another website that might hold their interest a bit longer and found one that seemed to fit the bill, “World Digital Library“. This site provides images and a timeline that students can use to search for information on historical topics world wide. The great thing about this site is that it is very visual and seemed to captivate and keep student attention. There was a good amount of information on the website and I found it be a great starting point for students with research projects.
Below are some resource for other historical resources.
- Digital Library (mindbuffer.wordpress.com)
- ALA’s Digital Library of the Week (lis670studentblog.wordpress.com)
- The World Digital Library (landbar.wordpress.com)
- HathiTrust – the future of digital libraries has many paths (bespacific.com)
- Smithsonian Libraries : Digital Library (sil.si.edu)
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