City Readers is the New York Society Library’s databaseof 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. Circulation records from 1789 to 1805, when the Library shared Federal Hall with the first American Congress, have been fully digitized and transcribed, and the data are now available for free through City Readers. Many of America’s founders borrowed the Library’s books, and their borrowing histories show a wide range of interests: they all checked out books on law, history, geography, travel, and even fiction. On April 7, 1790, 14 years before their famous duel, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr both visited the New York Society Library: Burr was reading Voltaire; Hamilton was reading Goethe. Students can browse the histories of the founders to find out more.
IEEE REACH provides teachers and students with educational resources that explore the relationship between technology and engineering history and their complex relationships with society, politics, economics, and culture.
Facing History and Ourselves invites educators to join a dialogue with Dr. Carol Anderson, professor, historian, and National Book Critics Circle Award winner, exploring the history of the fight for African Americans’ voting rights as part of the struggle for racial justice in the United States.
Imagineering in a Box is designed to pull back the curtain to show students in middle school and high school how artists, designers, and engineers work together to create theme parks. The program, from Khan Academy, takes a behind-the-scenes look with Disney Imagineers and makes it an active learning experience by weaving together videos and exercises into lessons that culminate in student-driven projects.