University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Teaching with Digital Content (Cultural Heritage Community)

Using digitized primary source materials involves fundamental shifts in the service and teaching methods of curators, librarians, and teachers, regardless of their audiences. This project seeks to develop a successful model program to integrate digital primary source materials into K-12 curriculum and assignments, as well as into the educational programs of museums and libraries. This project brings together a group of libraries and museums and their digital content with K-12 teachers, to identify reliable methods of integrating digitized content into teaching units and learning guides, to demonstrate innovative technology-based applications using these materials, and to evaluate and report on their effectiveness. Collection size: approximately 1600 items.