100 Primary Source Sets for Education Now Available

By DPLA, April 11, 2016.

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is very pleased to announce its newest release of Primary Source Sets, bringing our collection to 100 sets total. You can now explore the collection by core subject areas, such as US history, literature, arts, and science and technology, as well as themes like migration and labor history and groups including African Americans and women. We’ve also developed new features that allow you to more easily discover related resources within the project.

This project was developed in collaboration with DPLA’s fantastic Education Advisory Committee for use by students and teachers in grades 6-12 and higher education. Each set includes an overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to additional resources, and a teaching guide.

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This project is the culmination of education research and curation at DPLA over the past two years, generously funded by the Whiting Foundation. To learn more about DPLA’s education work, read about education projects, sign up for the education news list, or contact education@dp.la.

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The Whiting Foundation (www.whitingfoundation.org) has supported scholars and writers for more than forty years. This grant is part of the Foundation’s efforts to infuse the humanities into American public culture.

About the Digital Public Library of America

Digital Public Library of America (http://dp.la) is a national digital library that provides access to millions of primary and secondary sources from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States.