President Abraham Lincoln was America’s first “technology” president. He used emerging telegraph technology in war, politics, and even his personal life. The Decoding the Civil War project at The Huntington Library is focused on using transcribed and decoded Civil War telegrams to engage new and younger audiences to spark their curiosity and develop new critical thinking skills.
Abraham Lincoln’s papers from his time as a lawyer, congressman, and the sixteenth president are now online in full color in a new presentation after a multiyear digitization effort at the Library of Congress.
The Carnegie Corporation of New York provides grants for programs that promote more and better opportunities for US students to learn the skills they need in order to compete in a global economy. Areas of interest include adult literacy, arts, early childhood, ESL/bilingual/foreign language, general education, physical education/health, professional development, and reading.
In 2015 The British Museum gave the world access to the Rosetta Stone, along with 4,700 other artifacts in the museum—but that access was only in 2D. Now the museum has published a 3D model of the Rosetta Stone and more than 200 other essential items in the museum’s collections.