Digital Publishing with Pages - Engaging Learners with a “Closer Look”

Digital publishing is an engaging way to encourage students to connect to a historic topic. As we focus on our nationally recognized inclusion months students can use digital tools not only to publish what they’ve learned but also to show the impact of that event.

I created a sampler for teachers Lost Liberty which you can find in Apple Books to demonstrate this lesson idea. It uses primary sources from the Library of Congress and Pages on iPad to explain how students can use Image Gallery in Pages in an overlay fashion.  

Book Cover - Lost Liberty - Published to the Apple Book Store via Pages
Book Cover - Lost Liberty - Published to the Apple Book Store via Pages:

A number of “closer in” photographs are in the slide-over Image Galleries and a “from a distance” shot anchors the idea, going from long view to a personalize look. This also gives students agency to select and process images that reflect their understanding and show the impact of the event. Digital publishing also encourages students to share their learning with others.

Here is one of the pages with a “up close” Image Gallery:  

Image Gallery example
Pages Image Gallery example

I’ve attached the Pages file. The book also explains the process that your learners can use. I hope to see your Pages digital books in the Apple Book Store!

Lost Liberty, published and uploaded to Apple Books


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May 07, 2023

Thanks for sharing, Cheryl! I love how your books always incorporate images from the Library of Congress and encourage teachers and students to critically examine, reflect on, and learn from these primary sources.

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