Classroom Resources

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This page is designed to help educators incorporate the Jackson Davis Collection into K-12 classrooms. The use of a digital archive provides a new and exciting way for students to explore learning opportunities across multiple academic disciplines. Additionally, students are able to further develop necessary library and online database skills in the process of learning. This page will provide lessons and activities developed using the Virginia Standards of Learning as a guideline. It contains resources for teachers and students, as well as links to other sites which incorporate digital technology into the K-12 classroom.


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American Memory
American Memory is the online resource compiled by the Library of Congress National Digital Library Program. With the participation of other libraries and archives, the program provides a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The Teachers page provides links to educational activities, lesson plans and other classroom resources.

Felton, Randall G., Allen, Rodney F. “Using visual materials as historical sources: a model for studying state and local history.” The Social Studies, v. 81. Mar./Apr. 1990. p.84-7 il.

Foster, Stuart J., Hoge, John D., Rosch, Richard H. “Thinking aloud about history: children’s and adolescents’ responses to historical photographs.” Theory and Research in Social Education, 27:2 1999. p.179-214.



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