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Sunday, March 17 • 12:55pm - 2:15pm
Digitized Newspapers in the Classroom LIMITED

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Are newspapers just ‘old news’ to your students? Challenge their ideas and use Chronicling America to turn their study of history, civics, and human geography into a multi-media exploration of the social media of our ancestors.

Chronicling America is a newspaper database that provides free access to millions of historic American newspaper pages (1789-1963). Wisconsin has been part of the National Digital Newspaper Program since 2015.

In this hands-on workshop, discover how to find and use newspapers to inspire historical inquiry and visualize the information through graphs and maps. Encourage your students to explore and discuss different angles (points of view), question bias, and engage critically with the information they find.

This workshop is appropriate for all skill levels. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop with Microsoft Excel.


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.


Sunday March 17, 2019 12:55pm - 2:15pm CDT
Senate A