Thursday, May 1, 2008

My Library of Congress

The new site launched a few weeks ago. From the site:
New exhibitions enhanced by interactive technology offer a chance to encounter rare and unique items, such as the rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, the Gutenberg Bible, the 1507 Waldseemüller map that first named America and Thomas Jefferson’s recreated library.
My current favorite part is The Declaration of Independence: From Rough Draft to Proclamation
Students analyze Thomas Jefferson’s “original Rough draught” of the Declaration of Independence, compare its text to that of the final document adopted by Congress, and discuss the significance of wording differences.
You can thank HBO's John Adams for my renewed interest in American history.

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