Sweet Resources for You!

and your students, of course

Digital newspapers

Access DIGITAL newspapers any day at any time. Complete versions of local newspapers with some cool bells and whistles. Translate articles into multiple languages as well as audio versions. Decent search feature allows you to locate articles easily. Lessons and other planning tools make integration easier than in the past. Vocabulary and geography quizzes and political cartoon lessons enhance content standards. And no paper to recycle!

Papers include: Denver Post, Boulder Daily Camera, Longmont Times-Call, Loveland Reporter-Herald.

You can use my information, or follow this link to sign up for an account of your own: http://nieonline.com/coloradonie/index.cfm

Username: kristen.mccloskey@adams12.org

Password: 80229

Lessons on Local Government

Lessons on Local Government provides high school lessons including "Local Government," "Federalism and Types of Government" and a "Civic Action Project." The Federalism lesson is a series of videos produced by Professor Kenneth Bickers, Political Science Department Chair at CU-Boulder. http://www.lessonsonlocalgovernment.org/high-school-lessons

Teaching with Primary Sources

The Library of Congress provides a treasure trove of primary sources, but in the past it has been hard to access what you need and to navigate around the web page. That has really changed! Check out the Teacher Resources, including Classroom Materials, at http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/. From Civil Rights and Hispanic Americans to Literature & Poetry or Music & Dance, the Library of Congress has an array of sources that are engaging as well as tied to standards.

The library has resources and people to connect you with what you need.