ERIC Number: ED471480
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Carnegie Libraries: The Future Made Bright. Revised. Teaching with Historic Places.
This lesson describes and discusses the impact on Carnegie Libraries in U.S. history. The lesson plan contains eight sections: (1) "About this Lesson"; (2) "Getting Started: Inquiry Question"; (3) "Setting the Stage: Historical Context"; (4) "Locating the Site: Maps" (Carnegie Libraries in the United States, 1920); (5) "Determining the Facts: Readings" (Andrew Carnegie; Applying for a Carnegie Library; Obtaining a Carnegie Library; Examples of Carnegie Libraries; Distribution of Carnegie Libraries, 1920); (6) "Visual Evidence: Images" (Sample Library Building Plans; Medford Free Public Library, Medford, Wisconsin; Carnegie Free Library, Connellsville, Pennsylvania; Richfield Public Library, Richfield, Utah; Carnegie Library, Spokane, Washington; Carnegie Library, Girard, Kansas;'Harpers Weekly,' March 30, 1901); (7) "Putting It All Together: Activities" (Additional Research on Carnegie; Famous Philanthropists; Spending a Fortune; Libraries in the Local Community); and (8) "Supplementary Resources." (RJC)
Descriptors: Built Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Historic Sites, History Instruction, Philanthropic Foundations, Primary Sources, Private Financial Support, Public Libraries, Social History, Social Studies, United States History
Teaching with Historic Places, National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, NW, Suite NC400, Washington, DC 20240. For full text: http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. National Register of Historic Places.