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2 Learning First February 1 st and 2 nd 2008

3 Presented by Mary J. Johnson 9:15-9:30 a.m. February 1, 2008

4 Chicago Daily News. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society. Delivering News from the Past to the Present

5 What is it? What is it? Who made it happen? Who made it happen? Where can I find it? Where can I find it? How can I search the historic newspapers? How can I search the historic newspapers? How can I use historic newspapers in a classroom? How can I use historic newspapers in a classroom?

6 What Is Colorado’s Historic Newspaper Collection? Over 100 Colorado newspapers published from 1859 to Over 100 Colorado newspapers published from 1859 to Most newspapers digitized from microfilms housed at the Colorado Historical Society. Most newspapers digitized from microfilms housed at the Colorado Historical Society. Several hundred thousand pages all available and searchable online. Several hundred thousand pages all available and searchable online. Newspapers added as time, staff, and fundraising allow. Newspapers added as time, staff, and fundraising allow. Lesson plans! Lesson plans!

7 Who Made It Happen? Collaborative Digitization Program Colorado State Library Colorado Historical Society Library Services and Technology Act Grant Institute for Museum and Library Services Colorado museums, libraries, cultural institutions, and local communities

8 Collaborative Digitization Bibiographical Center for Research Contact Leigh A. Grinstead

9 Where Can I Find Colorado’s Historic Newspaper Collection?

10 How Can I Search? Go to Click link to enter the collection. Click a tab for search choice: Map Browse All Search All Featured Topics

11 Map Browse AllSearch All Featured Topics

12 Map Search You can also BROWSE newspapers in the region.

13 Browse All

14 Browse Result - Entire Newspaper

15 Search All blizzard

16 Search Result - Article Links

17 Select Articles of Interest

18 Featured Topics

19 Featured Topics Example

20 Review of Search Options Map - Select Region Browse All or Browse Region Search All or Search Region Featured Topics Advanced Search Options Map - Select Region Browse All or Browse Region Search All or Search Region Featured Topics Advanced Search Options

21 How Can I Use Colorado’s Historic Newspaper Collection in a Classroom? Many content areas, ages, lesson plans World, national, regional, and local news. Social and cultural announcements Advertisements Many content areas, ages, lesson plans World, national, regional, and local news. Social and cultural announcements Advertisements

22 Lesson Plans

23 National News June 23, 1877 The Denver Daily Times President Hayes vacations in South. How could you use this item in a classroom?

24 State and Local News June 23, 1877, The Denver Daily Times

25 Advertisements Taking Orders for Spring Ice Water Buy a Queen Arctic Refrigerator! How could you use these ads in a classroom? June 23, 1877 The Denver Daily Times June 23, 1877 The Denver Daily Times

26 What Next? Make a personal commitment to explore Colorado’s Historic Newspapers for at least 15 minutes. Share what you discover with one colleague. With students, start small: advertisements a single issue of a newspaper one article Remember, you do NOT have to be an expert to begin using historic newspapers!

27 Tomorrow’s Workshop Destination Denver: Political Conventions a Century Apart 9:15 – 11:30 a.m.

28 QUESTIONS? Contact Information: Mary J. Johnson The Primary Source Librarian Blog: sourcelibrarian sourcelibrarian sourcelibrarian


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