Here's a program we are offering via web conference next
Wednesday. Because we've designed this program for web conference
presentation, it is appropriate for educators, not students.
Happy New Year,
January 9, 2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern Time) - The Spy Map and General Washington
It’s December 1776. The Declaration of Independence was signed five months
ago and Britain has sent troops to quell the rebellious Colonials. There
have been skirmishes, with the British remaining victorious. It is bitterly
cold, the colonial troops are hungry, poorly clothed and ill-equipped,
unpaid, and ready to return home. General Washington receives timely
information from a “very intelligent young gentleman” and formulates a
plan. Using the spy’s map, accompanying letter, and the official
Revolutionary War battle map, discover what General Washington learned and
trace his path in this very important battle of the Revolutionary War.
When: Wednesday, January 9, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time), 1:00-2:00
p.m. Central Time
NOTE: Allow yourself time to download the small software plugin needed to
participate in the conference. Depending on your network security
requirements, you may need assistance from your local technical support
group to download and install the plugin. Actual installation should be
very quick, depending on your computer and connectivity. All that is
needed is a computer with an Internet connection, sound card, and
speakers. A microphone will enable you to speak to the group.
To attend, go to OPAL at http://www.opal-online.org/. From the Quick Links
column on the left, choose Auditorium.
1. Click the “Download Here” button in the light blue rectangle in the
center of the screen.
2. Follow the directions to download and install the plugin.
3. Click the link in the orange rectangle to enter the room.
4. A gray box will appear with text asking permission to launch an external
application, web conference plugin. When the grayed out text “Launch
application” becomes black, click the Launch application button.
5. Type your name for the conference and click “Log on” to enter the online
conference. No password is required.
For more information about upcoming programs, see Online Programming for
All Libraries (OPAL) at http://www.opal-online.org/progschrono.htm.
To learn more about the Library of Congress, see http://www.loc.gov/,
· American Memory - http://memory.loc.gov/
· Virtual Programs & Services - http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/
Judith K. Graves
Digital Projects Coordinator
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20540-4604
Email: [log in to unmask]
Virtual Programs & Services: http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/
Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/
*The statements and opinions herein expressed are my own.*