Music that Built the West
Resources for Educators
Scroll down to find two lesson plans related to our website. One lesson focuses on digital scholarship and guides students through the kinds of digital research that took place to create this exhibit, and the other focuses on the significance of women’s contribution to Frontier Music. Lessons could be used together for an entire hour-long class centered on the exhibit or as separate smaller assignments.
Exploring Digital Archives Lesson Plan
Length of Activity: 20 minutes
- Learn what a digital archive is
- Learn what the Library of Congress Chronicling America Archive is and how to navigate it
- Learn how to construct a historical narrative from several different newspapers
- Learn why digital archives like the one from the Library of Congress are important to researchers.
Suitable Age Range: Grades 7-12
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