Electronic New Jersey is the centerpiece of the New Jersey Digital Highway's Educators Portal. Supported by grants from the NJ Historical Commission, Electronic New Jersey contains 23 curriculum units about New Jersey history and its relationship to major themes in U. S. and Global History. This online learning environment 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. This section of the NJDH website also includes links to selected high quality online learning sites, such as the National Archives and the American Memory project of the Library of Congress.
Beginning in 1997, faculty at Hunterdon Central Regional High School in Flemington NJ and Spotswood NJ High School 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. From 1997 to 2011 a consortium of New Jersey school districts collaborated with Rutgers University-New Brunswick, the NJ State Archives, and the NJ Historical Society to further develop and expand this online learning environment. 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.
As you explore Electronic New Jersey, take time to examine the many resources of the New Jersey Digital Highway, where you will encounter other 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. We welcome your inquiries and questions about site contents, design and instructional activities. Please contact us with your comments.