The following is an announcement from the Library of Congress:
Library of Congress Summer Institute
Learning About Immigration - Through Primary Sources
July 20 - 22, 2005
We are a nation of immigrants. In the earliest grades we begin teaching the uniqueness, complexity and diversity of the United States, which can be greatly attributed to the immigrant populations that shaped it. This summer, the Library of Congress will provide an opportunity for educators to engage in intensive study and exploration of the topic of immigration. Full time K-14 educators (teachers, media specialists, technology coordinators or directors, and school librarians) in public, public charter, private or religiously affiliated schools, as well as home-schooling parents are invited to register.
- Discover Library of Congress primary source materials
- Develop strategies for using primary source digital content in
- Engage in inquiry learning in hands-on workshops
- Learn from historical subject matter experts
- Leave with a plan for creating a lesson or activity about immigration
- Become a community of learners that will work together post-institute
There is no charge for the institute or for materials. Participants will be responsible for the costs of their own transportation and lodgings. Content is geared to professionals working with students from upper elementary to high school and early university years.
Please visit the Library's Web site to register for this event: http://www.loc.gov/learn/educators/summer_institute/sum2005_register.html
Deadline for registration: June 15, 2005. Inquiries may be addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org