Apply to be part of the Internet Archive k-12 project!
Could your school be one of 10 middle or high schools helping to
capture and archive today’s primary source materials on the Web?
A small number of individuals and institutions recognize the importance of archiving and preserving the often transitory digital cultural artifacts that are distributed over the Web. But so far, the vast majority of decisions about what Web sites will live into the future have been made by adults, and reflect adults’ sensibilities about what constitutes the important stuff of history.
Find a complete project description and the brief application in the “Featured Resources” section at http://www.loc.gov/teachers/. Apply by September 30 for full consideration.
A pilot of the K-12 web archiving program took place in the Spring of 2008. Three high schools from across the country participated and the resulting collection represent a broad range of interests and points of view. You can learn more about the pilot and view the collections on the Archive-It website.