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.
“Philosophy for Children and P.E.A.C.E.” (P4C) is an freeself-paced virtual course from the Department of Humanities and the Philosophy for Children Course at University of Naples, Federico II, and the PEACE project, which offers training in the use of philosophical inquiry in the curriculum to foster a cosmopolitan mindset in young people.
Students interested in science concepts such as robotics and bioengineering have a new, freeonline game at their disposal. Arizona State University researchers have released Frankenstein200, a game that uses Mary Shelley’s tale of scientific hubris to get children thinking about such ideas as robotics, bioengineering, and humans’ reasons for creating.
The iPad app cdli tablet focuses on the cultural heritage of ancient Mesopotamia by combining text and images that span 3,500 years of human activity and describe the roots of trade, mathematics, and astronomy in ancient times. The app presents the historical relevance of selected texts and other significant developments in the history of humankind.
The Kids Philosophy Slam is designed to make philosophy accessible and engaging for children of all ages and abilities, to encourage a philosophical dialogue between children and adults, and to promote a greater awareness of philosophy and education in everyday life. More than $3,000 in prizes will be available to students and schools.