This conference is April 9-10 in Washington DC at the National American
History Museum of the Smithsonian.. Joy Hakim, author of The History of
the United States, is one of the featured speakers. Check out the web site
for more details.
At 05:53 AM 1/12/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Anyone interested in the following? This conference is sponsored by the
>National Council on History Education. I went to their first Kids Learning
>History(for elementary and middle school educators) last April mainly
>because their keynote speaker was Kieran Egan whom I greatly admire. It
>is cosponsored by the Smithsonian, where it is also held, and the History
>Channel. I was rather persistent in emailing Elaine Reed, the executive
>director, about how to submit a proposal. I received the following just
>before the break. Anyone interested? Especially those in the DC area?
>Check out their website (www.history.org/nche) for more information.
>Elaine looked at the stuff on my book at the publisher's website (thus the
>Native American connection) and,while I can't see that connection, I do
>think we could do something worthwhile on American Memory.
>We found History Firsthand this time, thanks to your help!!
>All of your material looks terrific. For the Kids Learning History
>Conference, our program committee is going to be meeting in mid-January.
>I'll certainly bring up your material, but I was wondering if you would
>be interested in considering a joint session with someone from the
>American Memory Project, perhaps in showing what and how you teach about
>Native Americans (Wamponoag, perhaps?) using technology, American Memory,
>We are already considering another breakout session on Immigration, but
>are looking for something on Native Americans, and also wanted to have
>the American Memory Project represented in some way. They did a demo for
>us at our Symposium that NCHE sponsored at The Library of Congress in
>March of 1996, but we have not had any of the Fellows present, nor has
>anyone done anything at our conferences about how to actualy use the
>resources of the Am. Mem. Project.
>Last Spring, as you know, we had a session on technology from the
>National Archives, but this year it seems to me that a combination of you
>and an Am. Memory staffer would be very interesting.
>Would you want to come up with an informal proposal for what a session
>would look like? NCHE does not use a formal Call for Proposals, so
>something brief, perhaps in a letter format, wuld be fine. That way I'll
>have something to give the program committee. There are no guarantees, of
>course, but I would promise to get back to you by the end of January.
>Let me know what you think, and thanks for being persistent with me--your
>material is really very interesting!
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Judith K. Graves
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