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Monday, 31st May 2010

New Resources: Library of Congress: Self-Directed Online Learning Modules (LC Background; Copyright & Fair Use; Images; Maps)

These new "multimedia rich" online modules (a total of four) have been developed for educators but also will be of interest to many others. Access and use is free.

ALL Modules are Available Here

Module #1

Introduction to the Library of Congress

Get an overview of the digitized materials and K-12 resources from the Library of Congress. This module will explore:

* What is the Library of Congress?
* How can the Library of Congress help me in the classroom?
* What is a primary source?

Module #2

Copyright and Primary Sources

Learn how to evaluate primary sources from the Library's collections for the best use within copyright. Listen to several teachers as they evaluate the use of primary sources for use with their students. Topics covered include:

* Rights and responsibilities
* Low-worry uses of primary source
* Checking for Fair Use

Module #3

Analyzing Primary Sources: Photographs and Prints

Learn how photographs and prints from the Library's collections can increase student engagement in the classroom. Topics covered include:

* The power of images
* How to analyze photographs and prints
* How to find images from the Library of Congress

Module #4

Analyzing Primary Sources: Maps

Learn instructional strategies for using maps in the classroom. Topics covered include:

* The significance of maps
* How to analyze maps
* How to find maps from the Library of Congress

ALL Modules are Available Here

Source: Library of Congress

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