August 7, 2022

Guided Primary Source Analysis: Tesla’s 1922 Future Tech Predictions

Access this newspaper page online and zoom into the cartoon, what inventions are referenced in the comic? Now read the article. Are the same inventions referenced in the text? What other inventions does the article discuss? List the inventions discussed in the article that are a reality today. Compare and contrast one of the predicted inventions with its modern day counterpart. What are the similarities and differences? Think about the technology we are developing today. Describe a product … [Read more...]

Using Sources: Civil War Photography Technology & Tricks

The Civil War Glass Negatives collection provides access to about 7,000 views and portraits made during the American Civil War (1861-1865) and its immediate aftermath, many by Mathew Brady (biographical note) and Alexander Gardner. Taking photographs during the Civil War was a complex, time-consuming process difficult to master in a studio setting and even more difficult when working outdoors. Photographers mixed their own chemicals and prepared their own wet plate glass negatives. … [Read more...]

Tech Tips & Tutorials

In the Tech Tips & Tutorials category, we will show how to use technology to support primary source teaching and learning. If you have something that you do or would like to do to marry technology and primary sources, please let us know! Post a comment or contact PSN. … [Read more...]