OOPs- I did not realize my previous email to Dick Parsons would go to
everyone. That's OK. As I said, I have been keeping track of all the
wonderful work done by the fellows. I am currently working on a project
designing lesson plans on a boi ethics subject. If anyone is in the New York
area and interested please give me an email at [log in to unmask] Thanks,
From: Jeanne Houck <[log in to unmask]>
To: Multiple recipients of list AMFELLOWS <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Sunday, December 06, 1998 11:34 PM
Subject: Re: Maybe FDR next?
>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
>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
>>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