Google Life- Here is a great primary resource. Google Life is an archive of Life Magazine photos dating back to 1750's. Most of these images have never been published! What an amazing way to help kids visually experience history.
We are so lucky to have the Internet and be able to access awesome primary resources. This week would have been my mom and dad's 46th wedding anniversary. My mom has been gone for almost 21 years now. She died of cancer when I was in college. Her stories are starting to fade with time. I love my dad's perspective on things, but I was curious and wanted to find their wedding announcement. Being curious and sentimental I began searching the Internet. Through this processI found a great resource Newspaper Archives. When you first look at the site, you think you have to pay for it. I signed up for an account and discovered you can view two articles per day for free. You can also save these articles as PDFs. I was amazed at how easily I found their announcement. I saved it as PDF and sent to my family. It was awesome to see the detail of the writing. It was also fun to read the other articles on the page. It was a treasured find!