Teach with the Newberry's Collections
Primary sources selected by educators, with essays and discussion questions for use in the humanities classroom.
New & improved!
Digital Collections for the Classroom is pleased to present enhanced Classroom Materials pages featuring ready-to-use teaching resources, including:
- Class warm-up/Unit openers
- Collection essays
- Full lesson plans
- Skills lessons
- Visual literacy exercises
Learn more at About: Classroom Materials.
Looking for lessons from the previous version of DCC? These are now available as Classroom Materials: Collection Essays
Read first-hand accounts from history while helping to make handwritten letters & diaries full-text searchable!
Midwest Time Machine
Browse a sampling of user-submitted transcriptions, illustrated with historic maps and images
Images:Bureau of India Affairs relocation materials (circa 1955) from Riots and Protest: Chicago’s Legacy of Conflict; Venice map (1676) from Crossing Borders Across Venetian, Habsburg and Ottoman Empires; Le miroir de humaine saluation (1455) from Wives & Wenches, Sinners & Saints…; Pullman employee service record (mid-20th century) from Jazz, Chicago & the Great Migration; Romeo & Juliet sheet music (1905) from Shakespeare in the 19th-Century U.S.