Archive for July, 2010
Hello Educators! I hope you all had a productive day and received a lot of practical information to use in your classrooms. We had some great conversations about Reagan as “The Great Communicator,” the Cold War and heard from a prestigious speaker, Dr. Donal O’Sullivan. You all made some interesting and relevant comments that were briefly mentioned during our [...]
Posted by Melanie Gnau on July 29, 2010, under Education, Educators, Reagan, Workshops.
Tags: Cold War, comments, conference, discussions, Dr. Donal O' Sullivan, Educators, materials, Reagan, The Great Communicator, Workshops
Hello Educators! It has been a rewarding few days here at the Document of the Month workshop. We have researched, organized, edited and created a curriculum. I hope that you share my productive sentiments and will be able to effectively disseminate this information to your students. I also hope that you enjoyed witnessing the bill signing by Governor Schwarzenegger and [...]
Posted by Melanie Gnau on July 28, 2010, under Document of the Month, Education, Educators, Reagan, Workshops.
Tags: comments, critiques, Document of the Month, Educators, governor schwarzenegger, mrs. reagan, workshop
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Education Conference 8:30 – 11:30 Picturing the Presidency: President Reagan and the Cold War Roosevelt / Jefferson Room 11:30 Lunch Break Allbritton Hall 12:00 – 1:30 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Donal O’Sullivan, CSUN Allbritton Hall Dr. Donal O’Sullivan is Assistant Professor at California State University Northridge. He has written three books and [...]
Posted by Melanie Gnau on July 27, 2010, under Education, Educators, Reagan, Workshops.
Tags: Cold War, conference, CSUN, Dr. Donal O'Sullivan, Education, schedule, The Great Communicator
Ernesto mentioned in his presentation on the Presidential Timeline today that, “my textbook doesn’t drive my course anymore.” He was referring to his use of supplemental materials and primary source documents in developing life long learners and critical thinking skills. Does your “textbook drive your course”? To what extent do you integrate primary sources into [...]
Posted by Mira Cohen on July 27, 2010, under Document of the Month, Documents, Education, Educators, Workshops.
Tags: conversation, life long learners, presidential timeline, primary sources, textbooks
Well, we’re up and running and hard at work! I am so grateful to our wonderful educators who have taken their precious summer vacation time to come to the Reagan Library, delve into our textual holdings and create an extensive body of primary-source document based lesson plans and classroom ready activities. Our educators represent schools [...]
Posted by Mira Cohen on July 27, 2010, under Document of the Month, Educators, Workshops.
Tags: archivists, Document of the Month, Educators, interns, lesson plans, National Archives Social Media, primary sources, reagan library
Greetings! It’s been a super productive day two of the workshop so far. Research has continued, spirited discussions ensued, and many are currently busy working on or completing lesson plans drafts. If you have anything you’d like to share as a blog post, please let Melanie or myself know. This site is here to fit [...]
Hello Educators! It has been an exciting and productive first day at our workshop. I got a chance to speak with a few of you all about the intentions of the blog. We are looking to create an ongoing conversation with you all and to offer supplemental tools for educators before, during, and after they [...]
Posted by Melanie Gnau on July 26, 2010, under Document of the Month, Educators, Photographs, Uncategorized, Workshops.
Tags: comments, Educators, first day, Links, pictures, tools, Workshops
In case you were curious, the schedule for the Document of the Month Workshop is as follows: July 26-28, 2010 Monday 8:30 – 9:30 Opening, CLU Registration 9:30 – 11:30 Orientation, Introduction, Archives Tour 11:30 – 12:30 Lunch 12:30 – 4:30 Begin Topic Identification/Research Tuesday 8:30 – 9:30 Process [...]
Hello Researchers! The first day of the Document of the Month Workshop is soon approaching! To familiarize you with working with primary source documents, here is a friendly message from Archivist Jenny Mandel: When using original documents common sense rules apply. Because these documents are one of a kind, we ask researchers to take special care when handling [...]
Greetings! Like my fellow interns, I’ve been working on pulling documents for the Document of the Month Workshop! I have found a plethora of primary sources on a variety of fascinating subtopics within the topic of Lebanon, as well as a wide range of document types (correspondences, cables, speeches, etc). I’d like to share with [...]