ERIC Number: ED106172
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Bringing the John F. Kennedy Library into the Classroom. Profiles of Promise 45.
This document describes how a presidential library and its resources can be used in the classroom. The John F. Kennedy Library attempts to reach three publics: the senior-level scholars; the general public; and teachers and educators interested in bringing the resources to the classroom. The library contains a variety of resources including historical documents, museum objects, audiovisual materials, and oral history interviews. From these resources, eight educational learning units were developed for use in the classroom, with considerable variation in the amount of structure and the kinds of activities. The focus of each unit is to provide students with primary source materials--letters, memoranda, records, transcripts, articles, readings--pertinent to the subject of the unit. It is up to individual teachers to determine the best use of the materials for their classrooms. The library also disseminates films, document reproductions, and selected bibliographies. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Centers, Community Education, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Libraries, Higher Education, Libraries, Library Collections, Library Role, Library Services, Museums, Primary Sources, Program Descriptions, Social Studies, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
Social Science Education Consortium, 855 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80302 ($7.50 for numbers 31-45 in the series)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Boulder, CO.