December 13, 2018

Learning from the Source: Technology Time Travel

Set students to sleuthing by traveling back in time with historical newspapers to discover how the hot new technology at the turn of the 20th century evolved. Have students work in groups to analyze the primary sources and, together, uncover the evolution of radio technology. Then have students investigate other primary and secondary sources to compare and contrast radio's evolution to another technology of today. What parallels do they notice? What lessons can they learn from history to help … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Nikola Tesla

Topics in Chronicling America - Nikola Tesla timeline & select newspaper articlesMore Nikola Tesla historical newspaper coverageFeatured Source: Tesla’s 1922 Future Tech Predictions guided primary source analysis activityMessages to and from Outer Space Finding Our Place in the Cosmos: From Galileo to Sagan and BeyondPoems of Personality "Tesla"Another Tesla portraitTesla Memorial Society of New YorkTesla: Master of Lightning from PBS … [Read more...]