Incorporating primary source material into a curriculum can be challenging on multiple fronts. Where can you find materials like historical records, cultural objects, and images? How can you make them a part of the classroom experience without it feeling entirely random? Are there activities out there that can help students build their media literacy as well as stay aligned with class goals and objectives?
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) can help. Please join us on Wednesday, January 27th for an interactive presentation that will feature some of the teaching and learning tools currently in development at the DPLA.
Franky Abbott, DPLA Project Manager and Digital Exhibition Collaborator, will tour participants through the primary source sets, and discuss additional projects in the pipeline.
The Phillips Academy Head of School John Palfrey, author of Bibliotech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google and founding President of the Board of Directors of DPLA, will offer opening remarks. A reception will follow the presentation.
When: Wednesday, January 27th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Where: Kemper Auditorium, Phillips Academy – 180 Main Street, Andover, MA 01810
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Mike Barker at firstname.lastname@example.org.