ERIC Number: ED464012
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Using Photographs from American Memory.
Singleton, Laurel R., Ed.
Source: A Newsletter of Practical Teaching Ideas for American Memory Users, n2 Nov 2001
This publication contains teaching ideas generated by classroom teachers. For grades K-4, elementary teacher Doris Waud and media specialist Gail Petri developed "Celebrate America with Symbols from American Memory," in which students explore the American memory and symbols. For grades 5-8, media specialist Mary Alice Anderson developed "Using Jump Back in Time Photos from America's Library," a project for sixth graders. For grades 9-12, high school librarian Joyce Valenza and a history teacher colleague developed a WebQuest using Civil War maps and photos. The publication offers "Bonus Teaching Ideas" from elementary school teacher Kathleen Isaacs and middle school teacher Steve Olguin. In the feature article, "Coaching Departments to Speak: Two Examples from the Days of Jim Crow," history teacher Scott P. Culclasure describes how close analysis of two documents provides insight into race relations, the power of language, and how people learn about the past. In "Reaching Other Teachers: The Challenge of Professional Development," librarian Margaret Lincoln highlights some of the issues involved in engaging other teachers with American Memory and provides links to online workshop materials. The "Tech Tip" section offers "Finding the 'Mother Lode' of Technical Information on the Learning Page." (BT)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Family History, Photographs, Primary Sources, Professional Development, Racial Relations, Social Studies, Teacher Developed Materials, United States History, World Wide Web
Library of Congress, 101 Independence Avenue, S.E., Washington, DC 20540. For full text: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/educators/newsletter/nov ember01/.
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.