ERIC Number: ED464011
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Getting Started Using American Memory.
Singleton, Laurel R., Ed.
American Memory Electronic Newsletter, n1 Sep 2001
This publication features teaching ideas generated by classroom teachers. For grades K-4, fourth grade teacher, Janet Williamson, has developed "Off and Running with Primary Sources" which describes how she introduces students to primary sources using historical advertisements. Appropriate for grades 5-8, a strategy was developed by Cathy Hix for a seventh grade class to explore American Memory searching for evidence that the class historical fiction readings are accurate. For grades 9-12, high school teacher Arnold Pulda highlights a buried treasure that can be used to introduce students to the collections. In the feature article "The Evolution of a History Teacher," Greg Deegan reflects on the impact of technology in his classroom. In the "Tech Tip" section, "Tips for Searching the American Memory Collections or 'I Know I Found Articles Yesterday, but Where Are They Now!'" Laurie Williams, school media specialist, suggests three basic search strategies. (BT)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Primary Sources, Research Tools, Search Strategies, Social Studies, Teacher Developed Materials, United States History
Library of Congress, 101 Independence Avenue, S.E., Washington, DC 20540. For full text: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/educators/newsletter/aug ust01/index.html.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC.; Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.