I saved Howard's e-mail in January about lessons he'd worked on during
the Fall because some of the topics were very close to topics Liz and I
are working on with our project. Now I'd like to publically thank
Howard for saving me hours of time searching for pictures from the turn
of the century. I found the "By Popular Demand: 'Votes for Women'
Pictures" particularly helpful in preparing for our March trip into the
library with my A.P. Lit seniors. I still struggling with finding
pictures on other topics that connect with the literature we've read
from the time period. But Howard's lessons really helped. Thanks
Howard Lurie wrote:
> Greetings fellow AM Fellows past and present.
> Here is a snapshot of my Fall-Winter activities:
> 1. As part of a community college course on the social reform tradition in American history, I put together several web based assignments, most of which draw on LOC collections. The urls are below. Please use to your hearts delight, and send me any suggestions for the future. As expected, my students were entranced by the depth and breadth of the collections. As time passed, we all became increasingly sophisticated in our use of the selected sites. We were really able to, as Randy Bass urge
> http://www.howhist.com/ccv/web1.htm (Cult of True Womanhood)
> http://www.howhist.com/ccv/web2.htm (Who were the women of Seneca Falls?)
> http://www.howhist.com/ccv/web3.htm (Photography and Suffrage )
> http://www.howhist.com/ccv/web4.htm (Ungilding the Gilded Age)
> http://www.howhist.com/ccv/web5.htm (Triangle Fire stuff)
> http://www.howhist.com/ccv/web7.htm (Best of Civil Rights web )
> The exercise was for searching, evaluating and citing sources from the web ( for research projects):
> 2. As part of my work with the American Social History Project's New Media Classroom AND the LOC, I designed and presented two recent workshops on New Media resources, and of course relied heavily on the LOC sites and resources. The first presentation was for the humanities faculty at the largest HS in Vermont (!) and can be visited at:
> The second presentation was for Facing History and Ourselves, a national program dedicated to Holocaust Studies, as well as the use of history in secondary classrooms. Although my focus here was more towards the use of electronic discussion, we did examine and discuss the use of video and sound archives. The url for this gig is at:
> Again, please feel free to visit, loot, and plunder; please be so kind to reference me if you do.
> 3. For the future: my un-indicted co-conspirator, Arnold Pulda, and I have submitted proposals to a few regional and national conferences on history teaching and New Media. We'll keep everyone up to speed if we're accepted.
> We're still working on our sites, and now moving towards the use of several photo collections from the FSA site. Stay tuned.
> Hope all is well with everyone, and that the weather is being kind to you.
> Howard Lurie
> Mount Greylock Regional High School
> Williamstown, Mass.
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