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  • Brackner, Joey
    FYI here is an email from Paddy Bowman from the Public Folklore listserv. This message was written for teachers with folklife interests but other history
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 13, 2001
      FYI here is an email from Paddy Bowman from the Public Folklore listserv.
      This message was written for teachers with folklife interests but other
      history teachers may also be interested in the American Memory Institute.
      Please pass along to any appropriate lists or individuals:

      Recently I was invited to join the faculty of the American Memory
      Fellows Institute at Library of Congress this summer for the July 15-20
      session. I'm looking for teachers who are interested in integrating
      folklife into their curriculua to apply to attend the institute. The url
      for the application, due Feb. 26 is:
      http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/amfp/apply/apply.html

      Applicants must have an idea for a lesson to apply. View the online
      lessons that fellows have created over the past few years at
      http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/lessons/index.html
      I would be happy to work with any teachers who are interested to guide
      them through the collections, brainstorm, support, etc. The application
      lists some of the collections but there are many more than are more
      folklife-oriented.

      The description of the institute follows. Please pass this announcement
      on to any educators you know and relay that I'll gladly talk with them
      about the collections and the institute.

      Paddy Bowman, Coordinator
      National Task Force on Folk Arts in Education
      609 Johnston Place
      Alexandria, VA 22301
      pbowman@...
      http://www.carts.org

      The Library of Congress National Digital Library Program is sponsoring
      the fifth American Memory Fellows Institute to help educators and
      library media specialists make powerful educational use of the American
      Memory collections. These rich primary resources offer great potential
      for strengthening humanities instruction, by helping students actively
      engage in the study of history, develop critical thinking skills, and
      connect history to their own lives. [And folklife I'd add-pb]

      The American Memory Fellows Program gathers teams of humanities teachers
      and library/media specialists from across the country to learn about
      these unique resources and to create exemplary lesson plans that can be
      shared with other educators. Fellows enjoy a lively professional
      development experience with outstanding colleagues while helping to
      shape the way the Library's unique primary source collections are used
      in schools across the country. Teams of educators are requested to
      apply, stipends of $1200 are offered.
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