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NY TimesMachine

on February 4, 2013

Are you looking for primary sources for your students to use? Are you stumped at finding new places to get non-fiction historical text for your times-machinestudents? Do you need news articles for comparison and reflection?

 

Check out NY Times Machine!

 

We are currently doing a unit on the Civil War, and I can’t wait to show my students the actual news articles from when Lincoln was assassinated. We will compare the information here with what they have learned, dissect why it is somewhat different, and analyze how news is shared today (versus in 1865).

 

I’m really looking forward to using it for other learning objectives, such as…

- advertisements

- word choice

- spelling changes

- and more!

 

How do you see yourself using the NY Times Machine?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One response to “NY TimesMachine

  1. Melissa says:

    Have you seen this? http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/alhome.html

    ” Mr. Lincoln’s Virtual Library highlights two collections at the Library of Congress that illuminate the life of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), the sixteenth president of the United States. The Abraham Lincoln Papers housed in the Manuscript Division contain approximately 20,000 items including correspondence and papers accumulated primarily during Lincoln’s presidency. “

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