Until recently it has been difficult to access in the classroom essential primary, and reliable secondary, source documents that are required to conduct local historical and geographical inquiry. With the advent of modern digital technology, these documents are now available in legible form with the click of a computer command.
A data sources website has been initiated and continues to be enlarged with use. It can be accessed at: dataforamericaspastthroughlocalhistory.com With this website, learners can readily access data that pertains to their local region that has seldom been available in the past. This makes inquiry into local history and geography a classroom reality. Learners who engage in historical and geographical inquiry using the methods and materials of these disciplines will learn how to learn and experience a level of insight seldom achieved in conventional schools. After reviewing the contents of the current website if you have other documents that would stimulate an interest in history and geography among our youth, please add them through the suggestion box within the site.