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Library of Congress Summer Institute 
Learning About Immigration - Through Primary Sources 
July 20 - 22, 2005 
Washington, DC. 
 
We are a nation of immigrants. In the earliest grades we begin teaching the uniqueness, complexity and diversity of the United States, which can be greatly attributed to the immigrant populations that shaped it. This summer, the Library of Congress will provide an opportunity for educators to engage in intensive study and exploration of the topic of immigration.  Full time K-14 educators (teachers, media specialists, technology coordinators or directors, and school librarians) in public, public charter, private or religiously affiliated schools, as well as home-schooling parents are invited to register.  
 
Participants will: 
      Discover Library of Congress primary source materials 
      Develop strategies for using primary source digital content in teaching 
      Engage in inquiry learning in hands-on workshops 
      Learn from historical subject matter experts  
      Leave with a plan for creating a lesson or activity about immigration  
      Become a community of learners that will work together post-institute 
 
There is no charge for the institute or for materials. Participants will be responsible for the costs of their own transportation and lodgings. Content is geared to professionals working with students from upper elementary to high school and early university years.   
 
Please visit the Library's Web site to register for this event: 
http://www.loc.gov/learn/educators/summer_institute/sum2005_register.html  
 
Deadline for registration: June 15, 2005.  
Inquiries may be addressed to: [log in to unmask] 

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Laura Gottesman
Digital Reference Team
The Library of Congress