At a Glance
The World Digital Library, a collaborative project of the Library of Congress, UNESCO, and other partners, is a collection of primary documents from around the world. Particularly useful for working with ELL students, the site has a drop-down language menu, which allows teachers to translate the site’s accompanying materials into a number of languages including Spanish and Chinese.
The site also allows teachers to browse documents by type in order to find prints and photographs, for example, that do not require extensive reading in English. Documents are high quality electronic reproductions and are accompanied by thorough descriptions.