Shmoop Adds Online Photo Slideshows to Help Teachers and Students See US History, Civics, and Literature Like Never Before

Shmoop, a publisher of fun, smart digital learning materials, added photo slideshows to more than 100 of its free online Learning Guides. Shmoop added thosands of historical photos and works of art to its US History, Civics, and Literature Learning Guides.

Mountain View, CA, May 25, 2010 /PN - PRWEB/ Shmoop (, a publisher of digital resources that make learning fun and relevant for students, announced that it has added thousands of photos to enhance its online US history, civics, and literature Learning Guides. Shmoop also made a slideshow Widget available, so anyone can embed a miniature version of any Shmoop photo slideshow on their own website.

“Students love looking at photos online - it's a very engaging activity that helps bring lessons to life. Shmoop has amassed a terrific photo collection all in one place for teachers and students,” said Mike Shumake, teacher at North Carolina Virtual Public School and 2009 Online Teacher of the Year for North Carolina. “I particularly like that Shmoop allows me to embed the photos on my classroom web page or blog, just like I post YouTube videos.”

Shmoop made photo slideshows available for:

  • All 60 US History Learning Guides
  • All 11 Civics Learning Guides
  • 43 of its Literature Learning Guides

Highlights include:

  • Presidents Photos, which includes portraits of all 43 U.S. Presidents
  • WWII Photos, which includes 50 photos from D-Day to war propaganda, to the bombing of Nagasaki
  • Hamlet Photos, which includes paintings inspired by the play and portraits of famous stage actors who have taken on the play

About Shmoop

Shmoop publishes digital resources that make learning fun and relevant for students. Shmoop content is written by master teachers and Ph.D. students from Stanford, Harvard, UC Berkeley, and other top universities. Shmoop Learning Guides and Teacher Resources balance a fun, approachable style with academically rigorous materials to help students understand how subjects relate to their daily lives. Shmoop offers more than 3,000 titles across the Web, iPhone/iPad, Kindle, Nook, and Sony Reader. Shmoop was an Official Honoree in the 2010 and 2009 Webby Awards and named “Best of the Internet” by PC Magazine. Launched in 2008, Shmoop is headquartered in a Labradoodle-patrolled office in Mountain View, California.


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