Way to go, Linda! I can see you wowing them...and feel the excitement it
I'll look forward to viewing those lesson ideas!
At 1:16 PM -0800 on 1/29/98, Linda Joseph wrote:
> Hello All,
> Today, twenty of our library media specialists participated in a workshop
> around the American Memory Collection. They had three hours to explore,
> discuss, and create ideas for using the materials.
> I opened the workshop with Kathy Ferenz's idea. I had some original
> photographs taken of my Dad's scientific work at Westinghouse. I had on
> white gloves (real ones from the Library of Congress, thanks Martha for
> sending them). I explained how the archivists showed us the Walt Whitman
> Diaries. The group was absolutely entranced with my story from this summer.
> Then I showed them the pictures to demonstrate how Kathy had used this with
> her students.
> Next they went on a short scavenger hunt just to familiarize them with
> navigation and a variety of the different kinds of materials. Next, I used
> Bill's Photo Analysis chart and our esteemed picture, The Close of a Career
> in New York. They worked in pairs and came up with lots of ideas as to what
> was in the picture. One group decided the horse and cart had crashed into
> the building and that was how the horse met his demise.
> The next activity had them working in pairs, looking at a specific
> collection and coming up with ideas on how to use it in the classroom. This
> was based in part on the Collection Search Activity. Their ideas were
> wonderful. So good, in fact, that I decided on the spot they needed to be
> shared with others. So I'll be posting "Quick Lessons/Ideas to Use With the
> American Memory Collection."
> The day ended with the Learning Page and the Big Picture. They loved it.
> They also filled out the American Memory Survey on the Home Page. Each
> participant left with the Port Of Entry packet.
> This is what I love to do. See teachers excited about the way they can use
> things with kids. It was a great morning and could not have been possible
> without your ideas and the discussions we had this summer.
> Linda C. Joseph Columbus Public
> Library Media Specialist 737 East Hudson Street
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> http;//www.cyberbee.com 614-365-5278