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Here’s another terrific independent project for a homeschool history student that would look great on a high school transcript or college application. The National Archives is asking for help this month to document materials in a series of presidential libraries, in honor of Presidents Day:
This is one of the “Citizen Archivist” opportunities from the National Archives that we recommend as part of our Lunar Society project, and it will be a focus at the National Archives all this month. Your students can work on presidential library materials from Herbert Hoover to Barack Obama and every president in between.
The work is done completely online and involves examining original documents and transcribing or tagging them, according to the instructions provided, so they are more accessible to readers and searchers. Your students would gain valuable experience working with original historical materials, as well as experience making a genuine contribution to a large academic project. Why not invite them to sign up and give it a try today! 🔍
What treasures have you discovered in your library this Orion Term? 😊
❡ Dukedoms large enough: Have you found all the local libraries in your area? There may be more than you realize, and there’s no better homeschool field trip than a field trip to a new library! The WorldCat Library Finder will help you find all the library collections near you — public and private, large and small — and the WorldCat catalog itself will help you locate the closest copy of almost any book in the world. 😊
❡ When in doubt, go to the library: This is one of our regular Homeschool Books & Libraries posts. Add your name to our weekly mailing list (riverhouses.org/newsletter) and get great homeschool teaching ideas delivered right to your mailbox all through the year. 📚