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.
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.