Thursday, January 20, 2011

Times Machine

Times Machine

This could be such a fun tool in class. Times Machine is a full collection of the New York Times dating back to 1851. Students can research any date they want and share their findings with the class. Important events in history could be discussed by reading the newspaper itself. Students could research events that happened on their birthday and compare them with others. Classes could review the difference in print ads from various decades and create their own. There are so many possibilities for this site in the classroom it would be a waste not to take a look around. (Update: You need to be a subscriber to the print edition to gain access to the papers. Most libraries subscribe to the NYT, so talk to your local librarian about setting up a school account.)

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