From the Parade Classroom NIE tab, "History in Your Own Backyard."
How can the newspaper help to preserve our heritage? Well, to begin with, the newspaper records our history. Future generations will use today’s newspapers to research what life was like in our time. And you can use newspaper archives to find out what really happened in your town at major points in history. You can see pictures of buildings that no longer exist, or learn how a neighborhood has changed in the past 50 years. Newspaper photos even can be used to help archaeologists restore a site to its original condition. Newspapers are a primary resource in researching the past. Start reading!
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