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ERIC Number: EJ784651
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0889-9371
Fighting the Civil War with Primary Resources
McCarthy, Alan; Sterne, Sandra
School Library Media Activities Monthly, v23 n4 p28-30 Dec 2006
The calendar was creeping into June. It was late spring, a time when many students' thoughts were sliding toward summer vacation. But it wasn't a problem in Lori Lowe's classroom. Her students had bigger things on their minds--like whether or not the Civil War would turn out the way they hoped. For many weeks, these fourth graders had been producing a sixteen-minute film documentary about America's bloodiest conflict. They had researched, written a script, recorded a soundtrack, and labored to fit together images gathered from the Library of Congress. The images were the key because they would tell the tale as much as the words. These images--photos, drawings, maps, and posters--have a lot to say. They are all primary resources, artifacts derived directly from the time they describe and straight from the war itself. Their detail is revealing, their authenticity empowering.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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