TEACHERS: Interested in better ways to use national and local primary sources in the classroom?
Join Maine Historical Society this summer for
HISTORY IN CONTEXT:
Aligning American Memory & Maine Memory Network Resources for Teachers
A stipend-supported day-long Teaching with Primary Sources workshop funded by the Library of Congress
Tuesday, August 4, Maine Historical Society, Portland
Thursday, August 6, Cohen Middle School, Bangor
9:30AM - 3:00PM
Maine Historical Society recently received a Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources grant to create robust lesson plans pairing historical items on MHS's Maine Memory Network with related items from the LOC's American Memory.
Curriculum is being created on three topics: immigration, World War I, and Maine statehood. The content-rich workshops will unveil the new curriculum, provide interactive training on using the two online museums, and engage participants in hands-on small group work. Two veteran Maine Memory Network teachers will provide examples of using primary sources in the classroom.
Stipends of $50 are available to the first 25 people who register at each site (50 stipends total).
Five teachers who attend the workshops will be invited to apply to serve as case studies during the 2015-2016 academic year for an additional $200 stipend. Case studies involve having 4-6 classroom visits by MHS education staff throughout the year. Information about the case studies will be provided at the workshops.