Welcome to DAMLING
Students absorb 27 hours of information every day in the form of media, photos, video, documents, books, websites, music and everything else a brain must interpret.
DAMLING (Document Analysis and Media Literacy InterNet Guide) has the goal of assisting students in analyzing documents in the academic and life-skills sense as well as give guidance in interpreting the media that provides millions of pieces of information each minute.
DAMLING can be used as a resource for students working on scaffolding questions of Document Based Questions, as a resource to work through any part of document or historical source analysis, or can be used to hone the skills of analyzing modern media in all of its formats.
Historians and other social scientists must interpret all media and documents past and present as a primary source (no pun intended) of analyzing history and events. For this reason and many others, students of social studies are trained to do the same. This website will assist you in analyzing documents, focusing on Document Based Question scaffolding skills.
The other goal of this website is to create a skill toolkit for analyzing campaign advertising and propaganda. It may be difficult to pick the best candidate. The tools provided here can help you to decide which candidate is best for you.