The World Digital Library: Unique Global Primary Sources at your Fingertips
Posted January 11, 2013on:
Educators looking for digital primary resources representing world history and cultures will be excited to learn about a growing collection of significant, multilingual resources accessible through the World Digital Library, a Library of Congress global partnership resource.
An interactive world map on the launch page has thumbnails representing 9 geographic regions. Each image invites browsing through thousands of manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings. Search by topic, region, time period or in one of 7 languages. Over 40 world languages are represented in the artifacdts. WDL is a great source for discovering resources for world history and cultures, foreign language, United States History and world literature. Click the map to begin exploring. It’s that easy!
How can I use primary resources like these in the media center and classroom or to support Common Core Standards?
Teaching Digital Media Literacy in the Content Areas: Using Primary Sources
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About the WDL: http://www.wdl.org/en/about/