Teaching the Times

A few days ago when posting Twitter Finds, I linked to an article about the Puerto Rican woman who could be the next Supreme Court nominee.  Well, that she is!  Today, Pres. Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to become a Supreme Court justice. The article is still available for free, but it will be necessary to register to read it. As with all firsts, this creates a tremendous teaching opportunity. For example, if you read the NYTimes article, you’ll find that the article was edited after it was published. Online articles are able to do this and that’s why we must provide the access date when creating bibliographies for online sources. The author originally wrote that Sotomayor’s parents emigrated from Puerto Rico, forgetting that they were already in the US, as Puerto Rico is an US territory. Another teaching moment.