On the way to creating my Digital History class I've thought about what kinds of critical inquiry makes the most sense in history course. While Digital History is a work in progress, I've decided mapping is one the most effective tools for students to embark upon. I've made this judgement through a bit of experimentation using open source information like the Negro Year Book available in Google Books. Google Map Engine Lite provides a pretty flexible tool. As you can see from this old test map, playing around with specific layers to provide information can create unique maps.
This is a great documentary from the Florida Historical Society exploring digital history projects across the state.
The push for you to read this book has begun!!!
The latest stage in the DLCL workshop process is the presentation for THATCamp Florida. Check it out!