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Coloring Book For General Biology I.pdf

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This is a coloring book that I drew and designed as a fun way for my students to review information and/or doodle on. The pictures are inspired by images I use in my General Biology I class, and are presented in the same order as they are discussed in my class. The coloring book is NOT designed as an alternative to attending lecture, studying notes, etc. You can download the PDF of the coloring book and then color the pictures on an app (like using an iPad and Apple Pencil) or print out the images and color them using your preferred method (like with colored pencils).

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Diagram/Illustration

Author: Dr. Ashley Lough

Investigating Local History

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This collection of free, authoritative source information about the history, politics, geography, and culture of many states and territories has been funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Our Teacher's Guide provides compelling questions, links to humanities organizations and local projects, and research activity ideas for integrating local history into humanities courses.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

A History of US Public Libraries

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For many Americans, their fondest memories revolve around a library card. From searching through the stacks, to getting a return date stamped on the back of a new favorite book, libraries are a quintessential part of how Americans learn and engage with their local communities. Since this country’s founding, public libraries have received broad and consistent popular support for their democratic missions and services. The ability to access free information has become a core ideal of what it means to be an American citizen, despite periods of historic inequality. Libraries help make this access possible by placing public benefit at the center of their work and continually adapting their strategies to meet changing public needs over time. This exhibition tells the story of the American public library system, its community impact, and the librarians who made it possible—from the founding of the first US libraries through the first one hundred years of service. This exhibition was created as part of the DPLA’s Public Library Partnerships Project in collaboration with partners and participants from Digital Commonwealth, Digital Library of Georgia, Minnesota Digital Library, Montana Memory Project, and Mountain West Digital Library.

Material Type: Diagram/Illustration, Primary Source, Unit of Study

Authors: Franky Abbot, Hillary Brady