following quick lessons were generated during a workshop on the American
Memory Collections. After exploring and working with some of the
primary source materials, Library Media Specialists from Columbus
Public Schools brainstormed ways the American Memory Collections
could be used in the classroom. Although these are not fully developed
lesson plans, the ideas are really great for sharing with the educational
the World in the 1890s |
sign on railway coach - "Women only"
William Henry, 1843-1942, photographer.
Published in Harper's Weekly, 1895, p. 1120
William P. Meeker; 1971.
be introduced to the cultural aspects of different countries during
this time period. By analyzing the photograph of this Woman from
Burma, students would consider these questions:
1. What does
woman mean in this country during the 1890s?
2. What are
the types of activities women can or cannot be involved in?
then select a country from an itinerary to study.
Life Histories Manuscripts from the Federal Writer's Project,
Clyde (Kingfish) Smith (1939)
sold fish in various ethnic neighborhoods in New York City.
For each neighborhood he used different tunes and words
so that neighborhood could understand and be attracted
to buy his fish. Many examples of the songs and what neighborhood
he would use it in are provided.
- how to get people to buy your product - in this case
Do You Do to Get a Vote Around Here?
Select 5 events
from the timeline, One Hundred Years toward Suffrage: An Overview.
Students will research and show why their selections are important.
Print pictures that are relevant to the research. Then, arrange
the pictures to form a timeline.
the Long View: Panoramic Photographs, ca. 1851-1991
Panorama of the western addition and the Mission, showing
the ruins of the City Hall and St. Ignatius College, with
Twin Peaks and Strawberry Hill in the distance. Supplement
to San Francisco Examiner, Aug. 5, 1906.
Copyright deposit; Theodore Kytka; July 31, 1906.
years after, San Francisco, April 1909
Copyright deposit; R.J. Waters Aerial Photograph Co.; April 12, 1909.
address: 717 Market St., San Francisco, Cal.
Art - photography, architecture
Social Studies - history of San Francisco, history of fires, fire fighting
techniques, economic impact on the city with this kind of fire, development
of city on individuals
Language Arts - prose description of the photos, comparison of photos, story
or poem based on photos, point of view writings