Learning Objectives for Creating Local Linkages

The curriculum introduces participants to the topics and practices of local history, how to frame questions about the past, identify sources to answer those questions, place them in context, and present that historical interpretation online in a digital form.

Local history sources

Finding digital primary sources of local history, determining if you can use material you find, and creating metadata to describe your sources.

Analyzing sources

Methods of primary source analysis, examining both the content and context of sources across a variety of source types

Creating contexts for historical sources

Moving from individual sources to the wider social, cultural, economic, and political forces that influence local history

Building digital history exhibits

Bringing research and analysis of the primary sources and secondary literature into the digital realm as a well-constructed online exhibit