By "we," I don't mean "me," but American Memory fellows and staff... so 
check out these newly published titles by American Memory staff and 
fellows! (A tip of the hat goes to Gail Petri, who compiled the list and 

Mary Johnson, 2000 American Memory Fellow
Primary Sources in the Library: A Collaboration Guide for Library
Media Specialists.
Linworth Publishing, 2003. ISBN 1-58683-075-9. $39.95.
Collaboration is just around the corner! Filled with practical lessons,
this essential volume introduces librarians to the basic skills needed
to integrate primary source materials into collaborative units with teachers.
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Donna Levene, 1999 American Memory Fellow
American Musicians Making History.
Teacher Ideas Press, 2003. ISBN 1-56308-950-5. $27.00
This collection of lessons uses picture books and primary sources,
such as digitized sheet music and recordings, contemporary accounts,
and photographs, to make the history of American music more
immediate to students. Perfect as a tie-in to a United States history
unit, this book is chronologically arranged and can be used for
studying music history or for studying a period in American history
through its musicians and music.
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Gail G. Petri, 2000 American Memory Fellow
The American Memory Collections: Primary Resource Activities
Across the Curriculum, Grades 4-6.
Linworth Publishing, 2003. ISBN 1-58683-117-8. $15.95
The American Memory Collections: Primary Resource Activities
Across the Curriculum, Grades 7-9.
Linworth Publishing, 2003. ISBN 1-58683-132-1. $15.95.
Now you can draw from the millions of digital items available in
the Library of Congress American Memory Collection to enhance
your classroom lessons.  These books show you how to effectively
use the vast American Memory Collections in all types of coursework
to enhance your instructional program. Lessons are organized
alphabetically and all align with curriculum standards from
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Susan H. Veccia, Librarian and Educational Consultant
Uncovering Our History: Teaching with Primary Sources.
American Library Association, 2003. ISBN 0-8389-0862-4. $35.00.
Using primary sources to teach history, which goes beyond rote
memorization of dates and facts, has been incorporated into the
educational standards of nearly every state. For overburdened
K–12 teachers, librarians, and media specialists, complying with
those standards is easier said than done. This useful handbook
offers readers practical ways to incorporate these standards into
their curriculum, using the resources of the Library of Congress’s
American Memory Web site.
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