I've been meaning for a while now to grab a digital camera and take some snap shots of the local history in the area in downtown Winnipeg. The Exchange District is one of the oldest sections of Winnipeg and a unique spot in Canada.
Today it is undergoing a bit of a rebirth with new and trendy shops, but the history is still clearly present.
Flikr and other image sharing programs really allow your students to document local history in a way that hasn't really been possible before. Creating unique photo sets can allow you students to create their own digital exhibits, maps, and historical information online.
If you have a digital camera try taking a few pictures and uploading them, creating different photo albums. I've created my first album and included it with a neat little Flikr badge that I've added to the blog quite easily. I'm only now discovering the magic of embedding images and (like the last post) videos.
Also if you don't have your own site Flikr provides an easy space to post photos which can then be accessed for other projects. Start snapping some shots!