This site seems like a great follow-up to Halloween’s passing. Created by the United States National Library of Medicine this online exhibit explores Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
When you arrive at the site, you’ll notice that the main page features an exhibit navigation strip in gold and that there are three featured areas – Explore the Exhibit, See the Digital Gallery, and Find Educational Resources.
If you click on Explore the Exhibit, you’ll find a drop-down menu of options to explore: Introduction, The Birth of Frankenstein, An Extraordinary Life, Boundary Crossing/1818, Transformation of a Monster, and Boundary Crossing/1931. Once you click into one of these sections, you’ll see that you need to click a link to Continue into the content. Once inside the content, you can use the left and right arrows on the page to navigate through the content for that section.
If you click on the Digital Gallery, you’ll be whisked away to the gallery section where you have two options to explore. You can elect to Browse the Gallery or Explore. The gallery allows you to explore the science and philosophy of the era from their digitized historical texts and image collection. The Explore option looks specifically at two medical devices thought to prolong life.
The Education section offers a wide array of lesson plans, online activities, and resources to help educators teach Frankenstein in connection to the NLM’s collection.
This is a really cool way to explore Frankenstein! Check it out for yourself today!