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ERIC Number: ED427992
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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Incorporating Emancipation Celebrations in the Sixth Grade Social Studies and Library Skills Curriculum: A University, School, and Public Library Program on Juneteenth.
Peterson, Lorna
This paper describes a cooperative effort, part of a school/university partnership between the Graduate School of Education and the School of Information and Library Studies at the State University of New York at Buffalo, in which a core curriculum was developed and coordinated in library research skills and information technology for two sixth-grade classes in an urban public school. The paper explains that using the Texas emancipation celebration, Juneteenth, as the intellectual domain, students learned how and when to use various libraries and library resources, and how historians answer questions through primary document research. Special instruction on the use of the school library media center, the neighborhood branch public library, the main library of Buffalo and Erie County Public Library (a research library), and the State University at Buffalo Undergraduate Library provided students with the opportunity to research, read, and participate in knowledge production. The paper includes instructional materials to teach primary document research, a letter written by Frederick Douglass, to "The New York Times" announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation, and a list of book titles from the State University at Buffalo's online catalog. A 48-item reading list on Emancipation Celebrations is attached. (BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas