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Primary Sources: Short Video Clips in American Memory

Posted on: August 26, 2011

“2/3 of teachers believe digital resources help them differentiate learning for individual students.”  Teachers also like short video segments and believe videos stimulate discussion video comment stimulate  discussion.   <Eschool News March 2011 >

The Library of Congress American Memory Collections have  videos ranging from the Coca Cola Advertising Collection to Early Edison films and Presidents.  Did you know some “historic films were staged?  Some  films about the 19-06 San Francisco Earthquake will challenge your students critical viewing and thinking skills.
Is Seeing Believing?

There are exciting possibilities for using  these films in economics, humanities, mass communications,  science and history curriculum. Learn more about using free digital resources in  Teaching with Primary Sources, an online class for teachers of all content areas and students ages.  The course is an elective in the Master of Science in Education program.
Register Online: http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/register.cfm
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