Cornelius Van Vorst, ca.1620; 
Jersey City Free Public Library; Grover Cleveland Political Cartoon; 
Grover Cleveland Birthplace Historical Site Collection Peter Lee, former slave, ca.1880; 
Hoboken Historical Photographs Collection; Farm Map of Hillsboro, Somerset County, 1860; 
Historical Maps of New Jersey Collection; Bathing Beauties, 1890-1930; 
American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark Collection; Flag Salute, 1950; 
Seabrook Farms Collection;

Welcome to Electronic New Jersey!

Beginning in February 2011, the former Electronic New Jersey website is now the centerpiece of the New Jersey Digital Highway's Educators Portal. Containing 23 curriculum units about New Jersey history and its relationship to major themes in U. S. and Global History, Electronic New Jersey provides students and teachers with access to content, instructional activities and assessments using source materials drawn primarily from the Rutgers University Special Collections and University Archives, along with other New Jersey repositories and containing links to selected high quality online learning sites, such as the National Archives and the American Memory project of the Library of Congress.
As you explore Electronic New Jersey, take time to examine the many resources of the New Jersey Digital Highway, where you will encounter a broad array of electronic sources provided by many New Jersey libraries, museum, archives and historical societies. The New Jersey Digital Highway is a dynamic, exciting location where educators, students and others can investigate varied dimensions of New Jersey history and its rich cultural diversity.
What's New in Electronic New Jersey
From July through December 2010, a team of six social studies faculty from Hunterdon Central Regional High School in Flemington NJ prepared three new curriculum units for inclusion in Electronic New Jersey, funded by a grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission. Those three units are shown here--just click on the titles and start exploring them!
Additionally, two other units which were prepared at a summer curriculum development institute for the New Jersey Digital Highway in 2005 were revised and are now part of Electronic New Jersey. Also included in the most recent NJ Historical Commission grant was a total redesign of the entire Electronic New Jersey website to improve its overall navigation and usability, along with updating links in all 23 curriculum units to the most recent set of NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards in Social Studies.
User Survey
The Electronic New Jersey project team invites your feedback about the fully revised site and how you employ it for classroom instruction, research, and other purposes. We encourage you to complete this brief survey by clicking on the link below, and we look forward to your suggestions on how to improve the site, for new curriculum units, and on how to make Electronic New Jersey more effective as an online learning environment.
Forthcoming Additions to Electronic New Jersey
The project team anticipates adding new features to Electronic New Jersey throughout 2011, including templates to aid in the design of primary source-based units on New Jersey history and culture using the resources available within the New Jersey Digital Highway collections. We will also be updating older units in Electronic New Jersey periodically, particularly teacher resources and bibliographies that support in-depth study of unit content.
Electronic New Jersey Lessons
About Electronic New Jersey
Supported by grants from the NJ Historical Commission, the Electronic New Jersey Project provides primary source learning materials and related instructional activities within 23 curriculum units to increase student and faculty understanding of New Jersey's role in U. S. history. Beginning in 1997, faculty at Hunterdon Central Regional HS in Flemington NJ and Spotswood NJ HS collaborated with archivists and librarians at the Alexander Library to select, study and develop resources for this project. Howard Green, research director of the NJ Historical Commission, assisted in the selection and review of sources for the project, lending his substantial expertise in NJ history throughout the development of the site. Since that time, a consortium of New Jersey school districts have collaborated with Rutgers University-New Brunswick, the NJ State Archives, and the NJ Historical Society to further develop and expand the project website.
In January 2011, the Electronic New Jersey website was relocated to the Educators Portal of the NJ Digital Highway as part of a substantial site redesign and expansion funded by a grant from the NJ Historical Commission.
We welcome your inquiries and questions about site contents, design and instructional activities. Please contact us with your comments.
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