ERIC Number: ED475776
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun-10
Links to the Past: Creating Hypertext Dialogues Drawn from Narrative History Collections. Learning Page Lesson Plan.
Richardson, Colette; Davidson, Steve
This lesson plan asks students to use documents from "California As I Saw It: First Person Narratives, 1849-1900," in the American Memory Project to create a script depicting the motivations, expectations, fears, and realizations of immigrants who settled California between 1849 and 1900. According to the lesson plan, "California As I Saw It" consists of the full texts and illustrations of 190 works documenting the formative era of California's history through eyewitness accounts--the collection covers the dramatic decades between the Gold Rush and the turn of the 20th century. The plan intends for the student's finished product to be a "hypertext," an online written dialogue, containing links to illustrative written materials, images, and sound file from the American Memory collections. It first presents an overview and a sample hyperscript. The lesson plan contains a "student page" with explanatory information, including educational objectives, sources required, dramatic elements required, and project stages. It also contains a "teacher page" which outlines objectives; gives time required, discusses curriculum fit; lists resources; details a step-by-step procedure for the lesson's classroom implementation; and discusses extension and evaluation. (NKA)
Descriptors: Dialogs (Literary), Educational Objectives, Hypermedia, Immigrants, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Oral History, Personal Narratives, Primary Sources, Secondary Education, State History, Student Research, Writing Exercises
The Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave, SE, Washington, DC 20540. Tel: 202-707-5000. For full text: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/lessons/index.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: California