Wednesday, March 26, 2014

An Invitation

I am nervous and excited.  Tomorrow I will be participating as a panel member for the Library of Congress Webinar on Chronicling America. Chronicling America is part of the National Digital Newspaper Program.  They have some newspapers dating back from 1836 - 1922.

You can find newspapers about the Titanic, Abraham Lincoln, the fight for the 19th Amendment and so much more.  It is a rich vein for mining primary resources.

This will be the first time they have used google-hangout for their format.  I understand that it will also be available on YouTube afterwards.

Join us for a webinar on teaching strategies for using historic newspapers on March 27, 2014, 3:00 EDT.  The Library of Congress Education Team in partnership with the Teaching with Primary Sources Program at Metropolitan State University of Denver is pleased to announce its first-ever Hangout for March 27th at 3:00 p.m. EDT.  The panel will highlight the historic newspapers available through Chronicling America and discuss teaching strategies for using the materials with students.  More at

Wish me luck.


  1. Congratulations! What a great honor. I know you will do well and have lots to offer. Good Luck!

  2. Thank you. I appreciate the encouragement.

  3. Of course I wish you luck, and congratulations, too. It sounds like an honor, Ruth, to be invited to the panel. You always share so much on your blog that I know you'll do beautifully!

  4. This is amazing, Ruth. Bravo! Please share what you discuss - the history teacher in me is all agog - I love using primary source documents in my investigations.

  5. StorykeeperferrisMarch 26, 2014 at 9:04 PM

    They told me that the webinar will be on YouTube


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