Teach with the Newberry's Collections

Primary sources selected by educators, with essays and discussion questions for use in the humanities classroom.
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Choose a Topic

From collections on history, literature, and culture, spanning the 15th century to today

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Research a topic or prepare a lesson

With materials developed by scholars, faculty, and teachers

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Reuse and repurpose

The Newberry makes its content available for lawful purposes without licensing or permission fees to the library

New & improved!

Classroom Materials

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

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