Additional Digital Resources for K-12 Refugee and Newcomer Education
Immigration History Research Center -- http://www.ihrc.umn.edu/
- Lesson Plans K-12: A sample of K-12 lesson plans utilizing archival materials owned by the IHRC: http://www.ihrc.umn.edu/educators/lessonPlans.php
- Digitizing Immigrant Letters: Online collection of digitized letters written by immigrants in languages other than English between the years 1850 and 1970. DIL invites visitors to interpret how migrants express emotion and intimacy between separated loved ones.
- Minnesota 2.0: Begun in September of 2009, Minnesota 2.0 aims to document and understand how 1.5 and 2nd generation Mexican, Somali, and Hmong youth use social networking sites to express their emerging sense of identity and social connection – to Minnesota and the U.S., to their parents and communities, to each other, and to the homelands from which their families arrived.
- Sheeko: Sheeko is a collection of Somali youth stories created by and for Somali youth, aged 18-25. The Sheeko website includes a selection of video clips from Sheeko interviews. Topics include: leaving Somalia, experiences in refugee camps, journeys to the West, living in the Somali diaspora, and adjusting to new places. The interview clips are organized into several categories: Advice, Difficulties, Early Life, Education, Family, Gendered Experiences, Identity, Islam and Journeys.
- Spotlight on Selected Sources: This page provides links to additional project web pages offering a closer look at selected items from IHRC holdings. The goal is to explore mutual connections and/or links to current issues or research topics, contextualization, and possibilities for interpretation of the digitized documents. The selected documents serve as ambassadors of the collections they come from to meet potential researchers and deliver their messages. http://www.ihrc.umn.edu/research/projects/index.php
U Media Archive -- http://umedia.lib.umn.edu/
The U Media Archive is a one-stop resource for locating digitized records held by the University of Minnesota’s many research libraries and archives.
Minnesota Digital Library -- http://www.mndigital.org/
The Minnesota Digital Library (MDL)—a consortium of professionals from libraries, archives, historical societies and museums across Minnesota—is committed to creating a digital collection of the state's unique resources and special collections. By providing a server and database environment and imaging support that is the technical foundation for current and future digitization activities, the MDL supports education, scholarship and enrichment through Internet access.
Teachinghistory.org -- http://teachinghistory.org/
Teachinghistory.org is designed to help K–12 history teachers access resources and materials to improve U.S. history education in the classroom. Resources include lesson plans for migration studies.
Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media -- http://chnm.gmu.edu/
Provides access to digitized primary sources, online resources for K-12 Social Studies education, and links to many examples of digital history exhibits on the web.
Historypin -- http://www.historypin.com/
Historypin is an online, user-generated archive of historical photos and personal recollections. Users are able to use the location and date of an image to "pin" it to Google Maps.
Dipity -- http://www.dipity.com/
Dipity is a free digital timeline website. Users can create, share, embed and collaborate on interactive, visually engaging timelines that integrate video, audio, images, text, links, social media, location and timestamps.
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