This week CMLE highlights a free EdTech Tool to use in your library that encapsulates the United States (U.S.) in pictures (image gallery). The Measuring America—People, Places and Our Economy site was created from the U.S. Census Bureau’s collection of historic photographs of enumerators, advertising, household scenes, buildings and technology. The images are searchable by decade from 1790 to 2010. Click Here to access the free historic images.
Note, the tab titled Through the Decades: Fast Facts provides a “popular culture context” that paints a statistical and cultural portrait of the U.S.. This online timeline highlights the innovations, events and icons through the decades. Click here to access fast facts.
Tip: This EdTech Tool could be a wonderful resource for you to assist teacher(s) in your building or school that assign an annual decades or U.S. history project.