NDNP-OH staff have provided presentations on Chronicling America and newspaper digitization for various audiences, including genealogists, public and academic librarians, educators and journalists. Slides from select presentations are provided below.
- All About Chronicling America’s German-Language Newspapers (2017)
- Unearthing Your Roots with Ohio’s Newspapers on Chronicling America (2015)
- Why, Who, What, When, Where & How: Digitizing Your Local Newspaper (2015)
- Extra! Extra! Read All About It Online! (2015)
- From Deutschland to Ohio: German-Language Newspapers at the Ohio History Connection (2015)
- Finding the Past: Chronicling America in the Classroom (2015)
- From Microfilm to Digital Images: The National Digital Newspaper Program (2014)
- Out of the Book and Onto the Web: The Ohio State Journal Project (2014)
- The Good, The Bad and the Weird: Stories from Ohio’s Historical Newspapers (2014)
Using Chronicling America Podcasts
Chronicling America Search Strategy Videos
|Any vs. All vs. Phrase Searching||S.S. Sultana Disaster||View Transcript|
|Searching by a Specific Date||Ray Chapman||View Transcript|
|Proximity Searching||Recipes & Cooking Tips||View Transcript|
|Historical Vocabulary||View Transcript|
Searching Chronicling America's Foreign Language Newspapers
|Working with German Fraktur||Watch this video to learn some tips for working with Fraktur font in order to access the information contained in German-language newspapers on Chronicling America. You may also find this video helpful if you’re working with other German-language printed materials that use a Fraktur font.||View Transcript
|Using Online Translation Tools||Watch this video to learn some tips for working with online translation tools in order to access the information contained in foreign-language newspapers on Chronicling America. You may also find this video helpful if you’re working with other foreign-language printed materials.||View Transcript|
|Chronicling America and History Day Research|
(September 13, 2011, Duration: 1 hour)
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|Chronicling America for Genealogists |
(January 9, 2014, Duration: 1.5 hours)
Research Skills: Finding and Evaluating Newspaper Articles
- Objective: Students will learn how to search the Chronicling America website to find evidence of the past. The lesson introduces students to databases and search strategies used in historic research. Students will use the evidence they discover to create a poster that compares and contrasts newspapers articles from the Union and the Confederacy.
- Audience: Grade 8 (can be adapted for other grades)
- Contents: Click to download PDF containing lesson plan, student activity sheet and search tips handout
- Credit: This lesson plan was developed in conjunction with the Ohio History Connection Educational Partnerships and Outreach Department staff for the eighth-grade supplement of the Ohio as America online textbook developed and maintained by the Ohio History Connection. For more information about Ohio as America, click here.
The German-American Experience During World War I
- Objective: The following education materials have been created to engage students with digitized German-American newspapers. Students will learn how to research using Chronicling America, how to translate and analyze foreign-language texts, and gain a deeper understanding of the German-American experience in Ohio during World War I (WWI).
- Audience: Grades 9-12
- Contents: Each lesson contains educator outline, worksheet (and answer key, if applicable) and presentation in the following formats: PDF, Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint. Click the links below to download.
Name Educator Outline Worksheet Answer Key Presentation Lesson 1: The Growth of Anti-German Sentiment during WWI in America Word | PDF Word | PDF n/a PowerPoint | PDF Lesson 2: Assault on German Language Word | PDF Word | PDF n/a PowerPoint | PDF Lesson 3: Anti-German Hysteria in Ohio Word | PDF Word | PDF Word | PDF PowerPoint | PDF Lesson 4: Researching WWI and the Attack on German-American Culture Word | PDF Word | PDF n/a PowerPoint | PDF Lesson 5: German-American Letters to the Editor during WWI Word | PDF Word | PDF n/a PowerPoint | PDF
- Credit: These resources were created by the Ohio History Connection for the National Digital Newspaper Program, a partnership of the National Endowment for the Humanities and Library of Congress. They are provided for free and are available for non-commercial use and reuse with attribution to the Ohio History Connection.