Following previous efforts to crowdsource teaching materials related to current events–like the Twitter-driven #FergusonSyllabus and its spin-offs–the Syllabi Project leverages web annotation to collect primary source documents by theme and organize communal conversation of those documents.

Teachers and students can help curate and discover content through the project. And they can join others in discussion of these texts and their underlying issues.

There are two parts to the project:

      1. Tag online documents: Using’s tagging feature, students and teachers create page notes on relevant articles, speech transcripts, legislation, and other documents (1 above) a