The SPARK Movement—a movement by and for girls aged 13–22—is aiming to put women on the map. The “Women on the Map” projectworks inside Google’s freeField Trip app to pinpoint locations connected to great women from history. (“Women on the Map” is on the Field Trip app by default.) By switching on history notifications in the app, users are alerted when they approach the exact location where a woman made history at some point in time and can read about her and her achievements. SPARK's team—mostly college students—mapped the achievements of about 100 women around the world, and they plan to add more. Some of the women on the map include Mary Ellen Pleasant (San Francisco, California), an activist and abolitionist who, among other things, would dress like a jockey to help those enslaved escape their plantations; and Mary Anning (Lyme, England), a renowned fossilist who discovered fossils of a Plesiosaurus, rocking the scientific community to its core.
Tucked inside Google Earth is a geography quiz created in partnership with Atlas Obscura. The Natural Wonders Quiz is a multiple-choice challenge that asks students to identify special locations around the world.
Harvard University’s Digital Giza Project allows scholars to virtually walk through archaeological sites and examine artifacts that might otherwise be inaccessible. The Giza Project began in 2000 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, with the goal of digitizing all of the archaeological documentation from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston–Harvard University expedition to Giza, Egypt (c. 1904–1947) and making that information freely available online for anyone to use.
The digital collection of the University of Florida’s Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature currently holds more than 6,000 books free to read online from cover to cover, allowing readers to get a sense of what adults in the UK and the US wanted children to know and believe in the 1800s.