Hi to everyone,
Hate to admit it, but we've all been very busy. Still, keeping connected
is important. So - here's what we've been doing....
This last week was the National Council for the Social Studies conference.
We had a booth on the exhibits floor and I gave a presentation with the ed.
reps from National Archives and the Peace Corps.
At the booth, we met many people who had just come on line and wanted to
know what we had. We gave away 2000 posters of Migrant Mother (ran out at
10:30 on Sunday). The presentation was well received also. Working with
colleagues from other federal agencies was beneficial for the participants
as well as for us. Our materials are complimentary and it was good to
demonstrate this to everyone.
We did the presentation low tech - paper handouts and overhead
transparencies! For this audience and for the content of the presentation
(Making a Difference with Primary Sources), it was the best method.
If anyone has any "wish I had done it this way" or "glad I had this to
show" or "thank goodness no one asked ....", please write. We are in the
process - this year - of developing workshop frameworks, both virtual and
real-time. The goal is for these to be available for Fellows, et al, to
pull these things off our website to use in local, district, etc. staff
Any tips from any of you would benefit all of you!
Hope all is going well with the 98 Fellows and their lesson development.
The 97 Fellows know exactly what you are going through! If 98s have any
questions or need any suggestions, please feel free to ask a question to
the list. I bet you'll find someone who's been there, done that, and
figured out a way around it. As the saying goes, the 97s have walked a
mile in those moccasins!
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone,
At 07:13 AM 11/18/98 -0800, you wrote:
>Hi Lydia, Mel, Marilyn and all our AMFriends,
>I must admit that I've been one of those who has been lax about
>corresponding. Perhaps because Cynthia and I have been working to create
>this unit at breakneck speed...and deliver it completely by the first
>We do want to tell you that America 1900 airs tonight and we couldn't have
>*wished* for a better synchronicity with our project. See their web site at
>We've asked the kids to create a newspaper or magazine from their month of
>birth and this resource will be of tremendous help in giving them the
>background and suggestions.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: American Memory Fellows [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of
>> LYDIA DIMARTINO
>> Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 1998 6:06 AM
>> To: Multiple recipients of list AMFELLOWS
>> Subject: Re: 9th graders' oral histories found
>> Congrats to Mel and Marilyn!!! What a great idea for the conference to
>> post happenings on the web, also! I am going to suggest KETC do the
>> I must admit, that I am more than a bit disappointed that the AM fellows
>> have not been conferring, conversing and conniving? more online. Where
>> in the !!@$#% IS everybody, and what are you doing? I realize that we
>> are approaching (if not already IN) the busiest time of the year, but
>> 1999 is just around the corner, and time is running out.
>> Is there someplace else that I should be looking?
>> Hope to hear what some of you have been up to.
>> Lydia DiMartino
>> Burgin Independent Schools
>> 1998/1999 American Memory Fellow
>> > ----------
>> > From: Mel Sanchez[SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
>> > Reply To: American Memory Fellows
>> > Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 1998 3:40 PM
>> > To: Multiple recipients of list AMFELLOWS
>> > Subject: Re: 9th graders' oral histories found
>> > Marilyn Frenz and I made our second presentation at a Technology
>> > Conference in Monterey.
>> > See Marilyn and I present at:
>> > http://www.cholla.net/conf/tech.98/
>> > More details later,
>> > Mel
>> > ==
>> > Mel Sanchez
>> > Santa Ana High School
>> > 520 W. Walnut
>> > Santa Ana, CA 92701
>> > 714-567-4900
>> > fax 714-567-4952
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