At 12:26 PM 8/10/98 -0400, you wrote: >Best wishes to Laura and Mickey in their adventure using American Memory with >Russian teachers and students! It will be great to hear reports. > >Laura, after the week we just spent in DC struggling to access, interpret and >build context around the collections, you can appreciate our wonderment at using >them with people who are a world and a language away. Any ideas about how you >are going to proceed? I can imagine the Detroit photos, and new FSA/OWI photos >would yield lots of interesting discussions about similarities and differences >between US and Russian life at those moments in the 20th century. Let us know >what happens. And best of luck.... > >Bill Tally and the 98 Fellows > > > >_______________________________________________________________________________ >Subject: Sharing AmMem with Russia >From: American Memory Fellows <[log in to unmask]> at Internet >Date: 8/5/98 9:21 PM > >Greetings Fellows, >Congratulations to the new fellows. I am excited to see your work. Two weeks >ago I had the choice opportunity to introduce the collection to about 40 >outstanding teachers visiting from Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and the >Ukraine at the University of Delaware. I am part of a group of 27 US teachers >who will be traveling to Russia in October to stay with one of these teachers >and teach in his/her school for two weeks as part of a program sponsored by >the US Information Agency. (Mickey Bogart from the 97 American Memory Fellows >class is also going). I wish I could express adequately the excitement and >interest that the collection elicited from both the Russians and the other US >teachers. Many of the Russian teachers have access to the internet at school >and are eager to use the collection. I am hoping that I will be assigned to a >school district in Russia with internet access so that I can report back to >you all on how Russian students and teachers utilize the collection. I hope >you all have a great beginning of the school year! >Laura Wakefield >97 Fellows Interesting Idea, last summer the Philadelphia Social Studies Council hosted some Russian teachers from Sacalyn (?) Iland. I *think* I still have their e-mail address and I'll send them info about our project. Ron Stoloff, Philly If the gods had intended Man to fly, they wouldn't have given us railroads.