I find this an interesting offer from an interesting person. Besides
exploring this with my fellow members of AEC, I wanted to know SACCers
reactions to the project.
On Behalf Of Kathleen Terry-Sharp
Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2005 2:55 PM
Subject: Anthropology Website
Dear AEC Members-
Below are parts of two messages sent to me by Colleen Popson. As you
will see, she is interested in developing a Website. She would like to
work with us in some capacity. I've spoken to her and to Norma about
the possibilities. Norma has invited Colleen to meet with us at the
very beginning of our meeting on December 1st. If additional discussion
is needed, we can make those arrangements. Her resume is also attached.
Please let me know if you have questions.
From Colleen Popson:
I'm in the process of developing a website that I think might be of
interest to the AAA, specifically the AEC. The website would serve as a
state-of-the-art, comprehensive anthropology resource for students and
teachers, grades 6-12. The site's primary component is an exciting,
interactive anthropology encyclopedia, vetted by scholars, that students
could use to research topics within all major subfields.
The site will make the best use of technology and design, encouraging
users to explore human experience, culture, and change through space and
time. The website also will feature a "teachers only" section with a
bulletin board, an events page, and lesson plans that build from the
encyclopedia and help meet curriculum standards for science and social
science classes. Other elements include virtual exhibits from museums
and sites around the world and a place where students can write blogs,
write to each other, and post classroom projects online.
I have spoken with Ruth Selig, who has given the project her initial
endorsement. I would like to set up a time to meet with you as well,
1) to provide more details about the project, 2) to ensure this
initiative aligns with the AAA's and AEC's objectives and programs, and
3) to determine if there are ways that we can collaborate as the project
Here's a short resume do you give you some idea of my background and
qualifications for this project. My publications are not listed here.
They consist primarily of articles in Archaeology magazine, and the
children's magazines Dig and Appleseeds, as well as a number of
scholarly pubs and technical cultural resource management reports.
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