Google Newspaper Archives

Free! Google Newspaper Archives includes several hundred newspapers that are no longer in circulation. From the website, users can browse the newspapers by name, date, and amount of issues. When users find a newspaper of interest, they can click it to access its contents. Users can then browse the contents and when they come to an issue of interest, they can click the “View All” button and then select the exact issue they wish to view. To zoom in, users can click the “Magnifying Glass” button on the top of the screen. Lastly, if there is a specific topic users…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 6.3
B. Design - 8
C. Engagement - 6.7

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Take a stroll down memory lane with this newspaper archive!

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Google Newspaper Archives includes several hundred newspapers that are no longer in circulation. From the website, users can browse the newspapers by name, date, and amount of issues. When users find a newspaper of interest, they can click it to access its contents. Users can then browse the contents and when they come to an issue of interest, they can click the “View All” button and then select the exact issue they wish to view. To zoom in, users can click the “Magnifying Glass” button on the top of the screen. Lastly, if there is a specific topic users wish to explore, they can type the topic into the Google News search bar, and the website will automatically search all the newspapers included in this database for that topic. The results from that search will then be reported, and users can click them to view newspaper articles specifically about that topic.

Instructional Ideas

  1. When students are researching a topic, they can search this database of newspaper articles for information. Students can then include the information they find in their work.
  2. As part of a lesson on citations, teachers can have students look up 3, 5, 7, or more articles from this website that relate to a specific topic, compose a summary of each article, and then write its full MLA or APA citation.
  3. When students are researching a particular culture, they can search this database for any newspapers that were published by individuals from that culture. They can then incorporate that information into a project or assignment.
  4. Students can pick a newspaper included in this website and view its contents. Next, students can conduct an investigation as to why the newspaper was founded and what happened that resulted in the newspaper being discontinued.
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A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

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