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Source: A Newsletter of Practical Teaching Ideas for American Memory Users, n4 Apr 2002

This publication contains teaching ideas generated by classroom teachers. For grades K-5, newsletter editor Laurel R. Singleton explains how students can explore the quilt as a metaphor used in literature to represent American values and ideals (the lesson is adaptable for all age groups). For grades 5-8, social studies teacher Claire McCaffery Griffin has students examine play scripts, baseball cards, sheet music, and more. For grades 9-12, teachers Charlie Flanagan and Nancy Fitch describe how they use American Memory to teach about the 1876 Philadelphia Exposition as public history. In the feature article, "Using an Ansel Adams Photograph of Manzanar as a Primary Source," historian/educator Laura Mitchell models the careful analysis of Adams's photograph of the maternity ward at Manzanar's (California) hospital, a health facility at a World War II Japanese internment camp. The "Tech Tip" section contains "When Things Go Wrong." (BT)

Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Metaphors, Photographs, Popular Culture, Primary Sources, Public History, Social Studies, Teacher Developed Materials, United States History

Library of Congress, 101 Independence Avenue, S.E., Washington, DC 20540. For full text: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/educators/newsletter/apr 02/index.html.

Author: Singleton, Laurel R., Ed.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=6165&id=ED464014


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