Hi Dick- I do not participate much in the discussion for AMF but have been
on the list and keeping track of development. I was pleased to see your
email here since I was not quite sure how to get in touch with you and
sheri- I have a contract to dvelop some lesson plans over the next couple
months and need to enlist help. Can I call to say hi and see if you can help
or give me ideas of who might? It would be nice to just say hi in genl.
What's your phone and best time to call-Jeanne Houck
From: Dick Parsons <[log in to unmask]>
To: Multiple recipients of list AMFELLOWS <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Friday, December 04, 1998 8:27 PM
Subject: Maybe FDR next?
>American Memory Fellows:
>What follows is an invitation to join other educators in devleoping on-line
>projects that will model sensible ways to employ the resources of the New
>Network(a collaboration between the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt
>and Columbia University) in technology classrooms. Selected applicants
>enjoy a small stipend and the wonders of Vassar College and an opportunity
>visit with scholars and the Roosevelt Library and home in Hyde Park, New
>Thsi would offer an opportunity to take some of the ideas inspired and
>by the projects with the LOC in a slightly different direction.
>Hoping to see some of you this summer,
>Facilitator, Summer Workshop, 1997
>Join the Civilian Computer Corps!
>The New Deal Network (http://newdeal.feri.org) is looking for K-12
>teachers to take part in the 1999 Summer New Deal Network Teachers
>Workshop, to be held at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and at the
>FDR Library in Hyde Park between Saturday, July 10 and Saturday, July
>17. The workshop, which is funded in part by the National Endowment for
>the Humanities, will focus on the development of Web-based New Deal era
>projects for future classroom use. Activities scheduled for the week
>will include: films and lectures featuring New Deal historians; an
>introduction to the use of primary documents at the Franklin D.
>Roosevelt Presidential Library; workshops on the use of the New Deal
>Network and other online resources in the classroom; project-focused Web
>development and design workshops; and the presentation of individual
>works-in-progress to the Workshop group. We will also visit many of the
>important historical sites in the area, including the Roosevelt Home and
>Museum, Val Kill, and Top Cottage.
>The grant will pay airfare, mileage at $.325 per mile for those
>traveling by car up to a maximum of $500, or roundtrip train fare for
>those of you in the New York City metropolitan area. Vassar College will
>be providing lodging and meals during the workshop from the Welcoming
>Dinner on Saturday, July 10 through lunch on Saturday, July 17. In
>addition, each participant will receive a $500 stipend. Applicants
>should submit a project proposal (maximum one page), a description of
>their knowledge of the Internet and the level of Internet access in
>their school, a resume, and the names of two references familiar with
>their teaching (eg., a department head and/or principal).
>Projects should provide opportunities for your students to discover the
>impact of the New Deal in their own communities, to document their
>findings, and to create Web pages reporting on their research and
>conclusions. Projects might also include interacting with classrooms
>elsewhere in the country or the creation of curriculum based on New Deal
>materials. These pages will then be linked to the New Deal Website.
>Several projects, some of them created by participants in the 1998 NDN
>summer workshop, can be accessed on the New Deal Network at
>Applications should be postmarked no later than January 15th, 1999.
>The selection of participants will be announced by the end of February
>15th, 1999. Please feel free to contact the project director, Thomas
>Thurston, or the curriculum specialist, Richard Parsons, at
>[log in to unmask] for further information and to discuss individual
>John Sears, Executive Director
>Thomas Thurston, Project Director
>New Deal Network
>Email: [log in to unmask]
>New Deal Network
>Teachers College/Columbia University
>525 W. 120th St. Box 144
>New York, NY 10027