This week I had a chance to look at a Web site that I found fascinating. This is a site that teaches American history in a manner that will appeal to adults and older children alike. The Library of Congress presents "America's Story from America's Library" as a public service in its mission to provide online access to its collections. The Web site contains many documents, prints, photographs, maps, recordings, and other materials from the past.
"America's Story from America's Library" wants you to have fun with history while learning at the same time. They want to put the “story” back in “history” and show you some things that you've never heard or seen before. The items on this Web site come from the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. This is the largest library in the world and has millions of amazing things that will surprise you. During my visit to the site, I was able to look at pictures of American inventors, listen to Thomas Edison's voice extracted from an early recording, watch vaudeville acts filmed about 100 years ago, and even watch a film clip of Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West show that was made in 1902. "America's Story from America's Library" contains letters, diaries, records and tapes, films, sheet music, maps, prints, photographs, and digital materials.
Take a look! I bet you will enjoy it. http://www.americaslibrary.org