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Library of Congress: Student Discovery Sets

For social studies teachers with access to Mac or iOS devices, the Library of Congress offers this helpful collection of free iBooks designed to engage students with primary source documents. Each of these iBooks, or Student Discovery Sets, addresses a different topic or theme in U.S. history - a few kits address world history topics. Sets include topics such as Children's Lives at the Turn of the Twentieth Century (featuring eighteen images, most of which are photographs); The Harlem Renaissance (featuring art, photographs, and sheet music); and Women's Suffrage (featuring cartoons, pamphlets, and an audio recording). In addition, this collection includes a few kits that may also appeal to science instructors; for instance, Scientific Data: Observing, Recording, and Communicating Information offers a glimpse into the history of science, as does Understanding the Cosmos and Weather Forecasting. As of this write-up, the LOC offers nineteen kits.
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Date of Scout Publication 2018-01-26
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