An Adventure of the American Mind

Joining Educators and Students with Library of Congress Resources


University of South Carolina Upstate

Dr. Robert Pettis, Director

Ms. Samantha Cofield, Digital Preservationist

 

Conference Presentations

Program Participantsí Work Samples

Library of Congress

American Memory

Other Lesson Plans and Materials

AAM Program Website

 

 

Workshop Resources

 

Primary Sources Workshop

Handouts

Primary Sources Workshop Outline

Primary Sources in Perspective by Mark Newman

 

PowerPoint
Introduction to An Adventure of the American Mind

Internet-Based Instructional Activities

 

Web Activity

Discovering Primary Sources (WebQuest)

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Library of Congress Online Resources Workshop

Handouts

LOC Workshop Outline

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File Basics Workshop

Handouts

File Basics Workshop Outline

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Primary Sources:  Photographs Workshop

Handouts

Analyzing a Primary Source Photograph Activity Plan

Digital Image File Format Comparison

Children Playing in Sand (JPEG image)

Children Playing in Sand (PNG image)

Children Playing in Sand (GIF image)

Children Playing in Sand (PCX image)

Children Playing in Sand (TIF image)

Children Playing in Sand (BMP cfimage)

Graphic Images Format Comparison Table

How to Search the LOC Website (from AM website)

Image: Focus on the Details (from AM website)

Primary Sources: Photographs Workshop Outline

Thinking about Primary Sources

 

Photographs:

(Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society)

Nurse and Child

Children in Hammocks  (photograph: DN-0001423)

Street Scene (photograph: DN-100626 33)

Three boys (photograph: DN-000470)

Classroom with students (photograph;DN-0006488)

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Primary Sources:  Documents Workshop

Handouts

Document CSI Activity Outline

Documents for CSI Activity (to print)

How Does it Read (from AM website)

Primary Sources: Documents Workshop Outline

Printed Ephemera Genre Terms (from AM website)

What do documents say about you? form

Written Documents Analysis Worksheet

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Primary Sources:  Sound Workshop

Handouts

Adding Music, Sound, and Video to PowerPoint

American Memory Collections that Contain Sounds

Audio File Format chart

Listening to and Using AM Audio Clips with Audio Format Chart

Oral History Analysis form

Primary Sources: Sound Workshop Outline

Sound Recording Analysis Worksheet

 

PowerPoint

American Memory Sound Primary Sources

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Primary Sources:  Motion Pictures Workshop

Handouts

American Memory Collections that Contain Motion Pictures

Graphic Organizer

Motion Picture Analysis worksheet

Movie File Format chart

Primary Sources: Motion Pictures Workshop Outline

Using the Graphic Organizer

Viewing and Using American Memory Movie Clips

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Primary Sources:  Maps Workshop

Handouts

American Memory Collections that contain Maps

Collection Connection Overview worksheet

Graphic Organizer for Maps

Population Density Map Activity

Primary Sources: Maps Workshop Outline

US Population Center Map

Zoom into Maps (from AM website)

1892 Rand McNally map

1990 US Population Density map

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Multimedia Workshop

Handouts

Directions for Using the Jeopardy PowerPoint Template

Jeopardy Planning Form

Multimedia Rubric

 

PowerPoint

American Memory Jeopardy Example

Jeopardy Template

PowerPoint Tips and Tricks

 

 Sound

 Jeopardy Sound File

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On-line Activities Workshop

Handouts

On-line Activities Summary (Chart)

 

PowerPoint

Internet Search Strategies

Web-based Activities

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Storytelling Workshop

Handouts

Story development Guide

Oral History Interviews Help Sheet (.pdf)

Taking Better Video

Shooting and Capturing Activity

Using the Microsoft Movie Maker 2 Save Movie Wizard

Compression:  What Determines File Size and Quality?

Royalty-Free Music

American Memory Collections that Contain Motion Pictures

Viewing and Using American Memory Movie Clips

American Memory Collections that Contain Sounds

Listening to and Using AM Audio Clips with Audio Format Chart

Folklife and Fieldwork: a Layman's Introduction to Field Techniques by Peter Bartis

 

PowerPoint

Digital Storytelling:  Crafting Your Story

Introduction to Microsoft Movie Maker 2

Setting Up a Tripod

Ways to Generate and Distribute Your Finished Movie

 

Instructional Movies

Capturing Video

Movie Maker 2 Transitions

 

Other Resources

Citation Matrix for American Memory Collections

 Creating Tables

WebQuest Template (version1)

WebQuest Template (version2)

WebQuest Template (version 3 (multi-page zip file))

 

USC Upstate - An Adventure of the American Mind

School of Education, 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC  29303

Voice: 803-503-9224   Fax: 803-503-0778  E-mail: bpettis@uscupstate.edu

 

Workshops

 

Primary Sources Workshop

 

Library of Congress Online Resources Workshop

 

File Basics Workshop

 

Primary Sources: Photographs Workshop

 

Primary Sources: Documents

 

Primary Sources: Sound

 

Primary Sources:

Motion Pictures

 

Primary Sources: Maps

 

Multimedia Workshop

 

On-line Activities Workshop

 

Storytelling Workshop

 

Other Resources