Rhonda Clevenson, AAM Director
Northern Virginia Schools Partnership
Recommended publications relating to the
Library of Congress and the AAM program.
Mary Johnson, 2000 American Memory Fellow
Primary Sources in the Library:
A Collaboration Guide for Library Media Specialists.
Linworth Publishing, 2003.
ISBN 1-58683-075-9. $39.95
Collaboration is just around
the corner! Filled with practical lessons, this essential
volume introduces librarians to the basic skills needed to
integrate primary source
materials into collaborative units with teachers.
online at: http://www.linworth.com/publishing_books.cfm
Donna Levene, 1999 American Memory Fellow
American Musicians Making History.
Teacher Ideas Press, 2003.
ISBN 1-56308-950-5. $27.00
This collection of lessons
uses picture books and primary sources, such as digitized
music and recordings, contemporary accounts, and photographs,
to make the history of
American music more immediate to students. Perfect as a
tie-in to a United States history
unit, this book is chronologically arranged and can be
used for studying music history or
for studying a period in American history through its musicians
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G. Petri, 2000 American Memory Fellow
The American Memory Collections:
Resource Activities Across the Curriculum, Grades 4-6.
ISBN 1-58683-117-8. $15.95
Primary Resource Activities Across the
Curriculum, Grades 7-9.
Linworth Publishing, 2003.
ISBN 1-58683-132-1. $15.95
Now you can draw from the
millions of digital items available in the Library
of Congress American Memory Collection to enhance your classroom
These books show you how to effectively use the vast American
Memory Collections in
all types of coursework to enhance your instructional program.
Lessons are organized
alphabetically and all align with curriculum standards from
AASL and McREL.
Order online at: http://www.linworth.com/publishing_books.cfm
Susan H. Veccia, Librarian and Educational Consultant
Uncovering Our History: Teaching with Primary Sources. American
Library Association, 2003.
ISBN 0-8389-0862-4. $35.00
Using primary sources to teach history,
which goes beyond rote memorization of dates
and facts, has been incorporated into the educational standards
of nearly every state. For
overburdened K–12 teachers, librarians, and media specialists,
complying with those
standards is easier said than done. This useful handbook
offers readers practical ways to
incorporate these standards into their curriculum, using
the resources of the Library of Congress’s American
Memory Web site.
Order online at: http://www.alastore.ala.org/
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