Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Vault FBI - New Source of Primary Sources

Years ago before I even knew there was a name for primary sources I had an intriguing conversation with a friend.  He had lived a colorful life and wondered what the FBI records showed.  He told me that he requested a copy of his file under the Freedom of Information Act.  He said it was an interesting read.

Now flash forward.  This morning I was reading Wired-MT a library list serve.  The tag line read "Vault FBI".  So I checked it out.  http://vault.fbi.gov/     

Ah what intrigue can you and your students discover?

Monday, October 20, 2014

Museum Mystery

Ruth recently came across this site and shared it.  It has some fun ideas that you can refine to fit your classroom and curriculum.  It is always fun to find a website that will work in so many areas.  Thanks Ruth.

This looks like a cool site that combines museums, artifacts, and writing.  I can see using this and creating your own mystery using primary sources.