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. In this useful handbook, expert author Susan Veccia offers readers practical ways to incorporate these standards into their curriculum, using the resources of the Library of Congress's American Memory Website. This national treasure and resource for bringing history alive is home to over 100 digitized collections of primary sources - more than 7.5 million documents! While the wealth of information on this site is freely available, its magnitude can seem overwhelming. This hands-on insider's guide helps educators and librarians navigate the information and learn when, where, and how to incorporate these online primary documents into the curriculum. The author along with four contributors - three teachers, one librarian - share practical lessons and personal stories that illustrate: How American Memory resources can be used to teach history, information; Literacy, and critical thinking in elempages have aquot;permanentaquot; URLs, pages that appear as a response to your American Memory search are assembled aquot;on the flyaquot; and do not display a permanent URL. ... How, then, do you link to it from another web page or from a PowerPoint presentation? ... RealOne, available from realnetworks.com) or Windows Media Player to hear and view the audio and video components. ... Like the plug-ins required for the primary-source collections, Shockwave can also be downloaded for free.
|Title||:||Uncovering Our History|
|Author||:||Susan H. Veccia|
|Publisher||:||American Library Association - 2004|