Stacey Graham, Ph.D.

"Okay, Stop" Activity

Choosing the Secret City: The Creation and Importance of Oak Ridge, Tennessee

[Part 2 of 4]

Kira Duke and Dr. Stacey Graham continue guiding teachers through examining Primary Sources from the Library of Congress.

In this "Evaluating Sources" Activity, the teachers are divided into groups and given opposing views from Howard Zinn, Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen. Utilizing critical thinking and Primary Sources, teachers discover not only the political bias, but search to find commonality between views.

[Part 1 of 4]

Kira Duke and Dr. Stacey Graham guide teachers through examining Primary Sources from the Library of Congress. Teachers develop both open-ended and close-ended questions (based on Writing Prompts and Primary Sources) and discuss the advantages and challenges students may run into in a classroom learning environment.

Kira Duke and Dr. Stacey Graham continue guiding teachers through a workshop examining Primary Sources from the Library of Congress.

The "Research in Team" Activity shows teachers taking on individualized roles in groups examining Primary Sources. Each member scaffolds the research process - ending with group presentations.

Dr. Graham leads teachers through the re-designed Library of Congress website; showing teachers digital exhibits ready for use in the classroom and how Primary Resources can lead to other resources.
The day wraps up a discussion activity with questions students might have in the classroom and how to answer them.

Emancipation was a major step in the journey African Americans made from slavery toward freedom during and after the Civil War. In this program teachers will learn how to use primary sources such as political cartoons, photography and music to help students understand emancipation and how the transition from slavery to freedom changed the idea of citizenship in America. The program will feature classroom teachers using primary sources effectively with their students.

The Library of Congress website contains a multitude of primary source images and documents that educators of all levels can use to teach math, technology and engineering. This program will demonstrate how to use these sources in the classroom, through specific images, lesson ideas and web links.

A discussion on how to use historical empathy; applying it to different events that occurred in the past to better understand why certain actions were taken.

Prepare your students for the upcoming election by taking a look at previous presidential elections in the U.S. Primary sources and other resources from the Library of Congress website will be discussed, along with ideas for using these resources in your classroom.

Synthesizing for Argument: Using Graphic Organizers

What strategies did teachers learn? What primary sources did they discover, both from the Library of Congress and in their own communities? This webcast answers these questions and more about teachers' experiences during the 2012 Civil War Summer Institute presented by Teaching with Primary Sources Across Tennessee. Staff members will be joined in studio by institute participants, and video from institute activities will illustrate the in-depth learning experiences exploring the institute theme, "Occupation."

What strategies did teachers learn? What primary sources did they discover, both from the Library of Congress and in their own communities? This webcast answers these questions and more about teachers' experiences during the 2011 Civil War Summer Institute presented by Teaching with Primary Sources Across Tennessee. Staff members will be joined in studio by institute participants, and video from institute activities will illustrate the in-depth learning experiences exploring the institute theme, "Divided Tennessee."

hat strategies did teachers learn? What primary sources did they discover, both from the Library of Congress and in their own communities? This webcast answers these questions and more about teachers' experiences during the 2011 Civil War Summer Institute presented by Teaching with Primary Sources Across Tennessee. Staff members will be joined in studio by institute participants, and video from institute activities will illustrate the in-depth learning experiences exploring the institute theme, "Divided Tennessee."

Performing arts are a rich part of America's culture, and can be used to teach a wide range of subjects beyond arts classes. This webcast explores primary sources relating to the performing arts on the Library of Congress Web site, particularly popular, professional, and folk music of early 20th-century America. Educator materials, teaching strategies, and a website demonstration are included.

Dr. Stacey Graham breaks down the basics for History lessons in the classroom, from defining an excerpt easily for students, to navigating historical maps. Examining 2 excerpts about "The Starving Time" (Jamestown's difficult winter) both for an 4th grade class and another for 8th grade, Dr. Graham showcases the Old English barriers students may encounter and how teachers can guide students to understanding.

This program explores the collections and resources related to conservation and environmental science available through the Library of Congress Web site, demonstrates how to use these collections and resources as effective teaching tools, and provides suggestions for how to use these materials in the classroom.

This session highlights the folk music recordings available through the Library of Congress website, and ways to use these songs as primary sources for teaching history, literature, music, culture and folklore. Lesson ideas and tips for finding recordings on the Library of Congress website will be provided.

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