Hello from Daphne and Mary Jo,
Time sure flies! We've been working hard here in Texas to promote the American
Memory Collection. For our fall staff development we had the opportunity to
present a workshop to elementary social studies teachers in our district. It
went quite well, and we are appreciative of all the tools available at the AMF
During the fall we've had the chance to share the many rich resources at the
site with teachers on our campus. For example, our third grade teachers have
used the pioneer and westward movement photos and journals in some of their
Currently, we are excited about implementing the actual lesson that we developed
last summer. Daphne has already introduced photos, songs, and movies to her
students so that students can begin to understand and read primary sources. We
are working towards the student creation of a first-person historical scrapbook
based on figures from the Civil War era.
We are planning for our next presentation which will be at the Texas Computer
Education Association in February. The TCEA officials are very excited about our
presentation and have doubled the sessions and the room capacity. This is more
than a little threatening to the two of us.
We will be very pleased when we can point you to our project online.
Mary Jo Humphreys