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Saturday, August 28, 2021

Exploring Newspapers Through Maps

When I included current events as a regular part of my social studies classes I would always show a map of where a story takes place. The following websites can provide students with a geographic connection to current and historical news stories.

Newspaper Map is a neat tool for locating and reading newspapers from locations all around the world. Newspaper Map claims to have geolocated 10,000 newspapers. To find a newspaper you can browse the map then click on a placemark to open the link within to read a newspaper. You can also locate newspapers by using the search boxes to locate a newspaper by title or location. Along with links to the newspapers, Newspapers Map provides links to translate the newspapers you find on the map.

The U.S. News Map is a great resource produced by Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia. The U.S. New Map is an archive of American newspapers printed between 1836 and 1964. You can search the archive by entering a keyword or phrase. The results of your search will be displayed on an interactive map. Click on any of the markers on the map and you'll be shown a list of newspaper articles related to your search term. Click on a listed article to read it on the Library of Congress' Chronicling America website.

Applications for Education
Newspaper Map is a good tool for students to use to discover interesting news stories that might not be featured on global sites like CNN or BBC News.  

Comics, Docs, and Posters - The Week in Review

Good morning from Maine where we're getting ready for a weekend of fun. We're planning to go for a little hike and do a little fishing. I hope that you have something fun planned for your weekend as well. 

This week I hosted a couple of professional development webinars for schools. If you're interested in having me conduct a webinar for your school, please send me a note (richard at byrne.media)  and we'll chat about how we can work together. You can also take a look at my on-demand professional development courses right here

These were the week's most popular posts:
1. Five Google Docs Activities Besides Just Writing Essays
2. Five Things To Make With Google Slides Besides Standard Presentations
3. How I Created "Vintage" Travel Posters With Canva
4. Five Ideas for Using Comics in Social Studies Lessons
5. How to Create Interactive Charts and Diagrams in Google Slides
6. Fifteen Tools for Creating Mind Maps and Flowcharts
7. Seven Tools for Teaching Programming

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This post originally appeared on FreeTech4Teachers.com. If you see it elsewhere, it has been used without permission. Sites that steal my (Richard Byrne's) work include CloudComputin and WayBetterSite. Featured image captured by Richard Byrne.