Monday, April 30, 2012

Exploring the Early Americas - Library of Congress Interactives

This morning I spent a bit of time exploring the Library of Congress's education resources. One of the resources that I particularly liked is the LOC's collection of eight interactive displays about the early Americas. The gallery of the early Americas interactives includes exploring interactive maps, investigating Mayan writings and artifacts, and short interactive lessons on paintings telling the story of early exploration of the Americas.

Applications for Education
The Library of Congress's early Americas interactives aren't the most in-depth resources I've seen, but they could be a nice part of a lesson. The Conquest of Mexico Paintings exhibit would make a nice visual lesson that combines history and art.