Teacher Review for Rag Linen

A good source to start with but, will need additional sources

Miriam K.
Media specialist/librarian
Cornell Elementary School
Coraopolis, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
I was hoping to use this site to have my students analyze some historical newspapers and complete online primary source analysis'. This site however did not have that option. There are lists of historical newspapers and links to many other websites and blogs. They have a great introduction/background on the history of printed news in America which was a great introduction to the topic. But I was not able to look at any digital copies of historical newspapers.
My Take
This is a hard one. While looking around this site I found information on a marvelous video that I used with my class "The Machine that Made Us" - all about the Gutenberg Printing Press. However, I was hoping for a site where the students would be able to look at some historical newspapers. This was not the case. While there are a lot of links to websites, blogs, and books this is not a place to have students explore historical documents. I was hoping for more. While it did lead me to some good information, you will have to spend time looking for that information on/in other sources.