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Friday, November 2 • 9:45am - 10:45am
Breakout 3E: Using Digitized Newspapers in the Classroom – Promote Critical Thinking with Historic Newspapers

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Is print “dead” to your students?

Challenge their ideas with the resource rich Chronicling America website. Chronicling America is a newspaper database that provides free access to millions of historic American newspaper pages. Wisconsin has been part of the National Digital Newspaper Program since 2015. Discover how the high-tech study of historic newspapers can excite the technology enthusiasts in your classroom and motivate them to critically engage with primary resources. At a time when “fake news” confuses public discourse, this tool can help improve the ability of young people to analyze news sources, explore different angles, and evaluate their reliability.

NAGC Standards Addressed
Standard 3: Curriculum and Instruction


Jenny Kalvaitis

Coordinator of Secondary Education, Wisconsin Historical Society
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Randi Ramsden

National Digital Newspaper Program Manager, Wisconsin Historical Society
Randi Ramsden is the National Digital Newspaper Program Manager at the Wisconsin Historical Society. She oversees the digitization of historic Wisconsin newspapers for the Library of Congress’ online database Chronicling America.

Friday November 2, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am CDT
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