Telling Stories about the Americas: Bringing Digital Humanities into your Classroom 

K-16 Educators Professional Development Opportunity


August 2-4, 2021

(10am-11:30am Central, via Zoom) 



Digital Humanities employs information technologies to research and present humanities topics in innovative and engaging ways. With the availability of free authoring tools, educators can draw from openly accessible digital collections of maps, images and other primary sources to create multimedia classroom resources.

Digital Collections (UWM Libraries), in collaboration with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), UW-Milwaukee, will offer a free, three-session workshop series focused on one such digital humanities tool: the Knight Lab’s StorymapJS.

The workshop begins with a primer/refresher on tool basics, followed by opportunities to brainstorm classroom applications and experiment with the tool by creating a group practice project.  This program is appropriate both for those new to StoryMapJS and those with previous experience.  Pre-service teachers are also encouraged to attend.

Please register HERE by July 26, 2021.

To envision  StoryMapJS in a classroom, have a look at this example from a Modern Latin America course at Dartmouth.

A collaboration between the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Digital Collections, UWM Libraries.  CLACS is a Title VI National Resource Centers, with funding from the U.S. Department of Education.

Image:  An accurate map of the West Indies with the adjacent coast of America / by J. Russell, 1794 (American Geographical Society Library Digital Maps Collection)