Magazine article Technology and Children

On-Line with Cathy Ney

Magazine article Technology and Children

On-Line with Cathy Ney

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No study of technology is complete without understanding the history of technology. This column is devoted to providing Web sites that chronicle advances in technology from a historical perspective. It will visit communication exhibits at the Smithsonian, space missions at NASA, sight and sounds at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, and much more. Next time, I will point you to specific sites where you can begin to explore such topics as machines, transportation, and communication with students.

Making of America Project: Cornell University History of Technology on the Internet

http://www.englib.cornell.edu/ice/ lists/historytechnology/ historytechnology.html

Cornell offers a wealth of historical technology links that are separated by topic, indexes, print materials, video and audio, and email discussion forums. The project has over 100,000 digitized volumes between 1860 and 1960 that document the development of the infrastructure, transportation systems, and communications systems in the United States.

NASA Kennedy Space Center Historical Archives

http://www.ksc.nasa.gov/history/ history.html

Kennedy Space Center Historical Archives cover space history from the creation of NASA to the Apollo missions, detail their manned-mission projects, recall astronaut flights, and view Apollo images.

American Memory Historical Collection for the National Digital Library

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/ ammemhome.html

American Memory is a complete digital collection of photos and prints, documents, motion pictures, maps, and sound recordings. Samples include American building and engineer records, and architecture and design for 20th Century America. …

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