Hello service-learning colleagues,
I came across this great program from the Library of Congress and the California Digital Library (CDL) to help capture youth voice in archiving the internet and just had to share it! This project provides youth an opportunity to think actively about history and engage themselves in capturing it and saving it for future researchers (maybe even the youth themselves one day!).
“There is a growing awareness among libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions of the importance and urgency of preserving the often transitory digital cultural artifacts distributed over the Web. But so far, the vast majority of decisions about what Web sites will live into the future have been made by adults, and reflect adults’ sensibilities about which records are historically significant. In order to broaden this perspective, the Internet Archive, the Library of Congress and
While the project is not explicitly a service-learning project, there are obvious connections that could be made to computer science, history, social studies, etc. etc. etc.
For program information and application materials, visit: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/newsevents/news/
Deadline for submissions is August 14th, 2009
And visit Archive-IT to see past projects and read participant comments. http://archive-it.org/k12/
Heather Martin, MISt
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