Web site of the Week: Newseum

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Newseum is a museum in Washington D.C. that focuses on news and news reporters.  The coolest section on this website is the ability to view the current day front page of newspapers from all across the world.  If you are interested in journalism there is also a section called Journalism News that features articles that discuss ethics, privacy, the future of the newspaper and more.

December Book Display

Pearl Harbor photo

“A date that will live in infamy”

December 7, 1941 at 7:55 am (local time) nearly 200 Japanese aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii which was considered the US  “Gibraltar of the Pacific”. The raid, that lasted less than an hour, killed nearly 3,000 people. A declaration of war was requested by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and approved by the Congress on December 8th, which caused the United States to enter into World War II. Come check out our December Memorial Book Display as we explore past and present history books  and videos concerning this most important date.

Web site of the Week: Smarthistory


This site has a unique homepage that allows you to explore art history by time period.   You can also browse by style, theme, or artist.  In addition to text and images,  SmartHistory also has videos and and podcasts that can be downloaded to your iPod.  Although the site has more contemporary art history information, Smarthistory is adding new material all the time.