On the interactive ¡Viva Baseball!website, students can select various countries in Latin America and learn about the history of players from each country. The site includes an interactive timeline, as well as filmed interviews with, and biographies of, players. Especially engaging is the quiz entitled “Would You Make It to the Majors?” The site’s features are based on the inquiry model of student learning, maximizing reading, critical thinking, and comprehension skills. The site can be used to instruct students in how to analyze sources as to purpose, audience, and accuracy. Students who are bilingual can choose to read the information in English or Spanish. The website was adapted from the ¡Viva Baseball! exhibit at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York.
In October 2017, the Library of Congress put the papers of Ulysses S. Grant online for the first time in their original format. The papers contain approximately 50,000 items dating from 1819–1974, with the bulk falling in the period 1843–1885.
City Readers is the New York Society Library’s database of historic records, books, and readers. The Library’s online visualization tools support the discovery and analysis of more than 100,000 biographic, bibliographic, and transaction data derived from digitized content from the Library’s archives.
Integrating portraiture into the classroom provides exciting opportunities to connect students with history, biography, visual art, and many other subjects. The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, is offering two opportunities to attend a summer institute in 2018: June25–29 or July 9–13.