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Teach Anywhere with Digital Primary Sources

A guide to resources for remote primary source pedagogy at Tulane and beyond.

Resources for Assignments and Activities

A selection of resources to get your started creating engaging activities and assignments with archival collections and rare books in your courses while teaching remotely.

              Discussion with practitioners with many helpful links.

This white paper explores the opportunities and challenges of teaching with digital primary sources, including relevant literacies and issues in finding, evaluating, and citing digital primary sources, emphasizing ethical use and concluding with existing models for teaching.

From, this exercise helps students look at digital images of books and consider what they see as images rather than truthful representations of books and think about how imaging choices affect what and how we see (digital literacy)

From, this exercise encourages students to think about what sort of context might have shaped the reception of a book when it was published.

Early Printed Books was developed by Sarah Werner as a companion to her book, Studying Early Printed Books, 1450-1800: A Practical Guide, and released in beta in the spring of 2018 and officially launched in the spring of 2019. Intended to be able to be used both alongside and separately from the book, the website is an open-access, freely available resource that can supplement anyone’s explorations of early printed books.

Using resources on the Archaeology of Reading site, these exercises (with reading assignments) examine collectors and readers and the ways marginalia interacts with a printed text

Learn how to transcribe and add to over half a million pages of field notes, diaries, ledgers, logbooks, currency proof sheets, photo albums, manuscripts, biodiversity specimens labels that have been collaboratively transcribed and reviewed since June 2013. Can be adapted to TUSC collections that have been digitized.

The History of the Book is a networked resource focused on the production and reception of materials related to the history of the book and literacy technologies, broadly conceived. This ongoing project is being developed by Professor Johanna Drucker, working with staff and students based at UCLA to provide an online environment for research and learning.

Resources and exercises on teaching with primary sources, from the Brooklyn Historical Society.

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