Three in Two

Spend 2 quick minutes exploring 3 cool tools

This week: history and geography collections

Premium digital resources off subscribers access to a wide array of materials - for a fee. These three sites provide social studies teachers, students, and history enthusiasts beautifully curated collections of historical documents and maps at no charge.
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Open Access Maps at NYPL

The Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division currently contains over 400,000 items from the last six centuries. NYPL makes almost 20,000 of those maps available online through its Digital Collections - download or use with Map Warper.

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World Wonders Project from Google's Cultural Institute

From the website: "The project offers an innovative way to teach history and geography to students of... schools all over the world." All teacher guides and history topics are free to use. Watch the quick 2 minute video for an amazing overview.

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Digital Public Library of America

DPLA is a portal to library, museum and archive collections across the United States. Providing maps, timelines and exhibitions, DPLA strives to be a free alternative to "increasingly restrictive digital options." Over 8 million items available.