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  1. msg Liz's Comments on Michelle's Local History message posted Liz's Comments on Michelle's Local History Dear Michelle, What a great format. Do librarians subscribe to it or can anyone use it? I en…
    Liz's Comments on Michelle's Local History
    Dear Michelle,

    What a great format. Do librarians subscribe to it or can anyone use it?

    I enjoyed reading your project. It is a perfect way to organize material to learn about advertising-or anything else. You have so many activities and assignments that require high level critical thinking. Your project is very thorough. You definitely applied your knowledge and strategies from the course. Your students will be motivated to learn. You have lots of fun commercials and advertisements for the children as well as interesting information. Well done! Thank you for sharing all your ideas from this and from your previous comments in the forum.
    Liz
    8:12 pm
  2. msg Michelle's Final Project Comment message posted Michelle's Final Project Comment Hi Theresa! I enjoyed how you clearly stated the goals of your project up front. Your layout of t…
    Michelle's Final Project Comment
    Hi Theresa!
    I enjoyed how you clearly stated the goals of your project up front. Your layout of the slides, with single large pictures on individual slides, made the images much easier for me to explore and appreciate. I think your students will appreciate this as well.

    I also think your students will be surprised that children played such a role in labor historically. The images you share really bring this to life for your students.

    I also liked your slide that provided the river route map. This reminded me of my days of teaching Huckelberry Finn. It made me realize that it would have been neat to have done a project in which students traced the main characters’ journey along the Mississippi.

    Music is so valuable in student learning! You integrate this deeply. Working with ballads enables you to bring in the story of a time period. I also appreciated your integration of the shaving song with the data analysis (price of a shave). This nicely connected two different learning modalities!

    You have a tremendous amount going on in this unit. Students will enjoy composing a rap (or other music for that matter!). I greatly appreciated how you included the timeframe for the unit in your conclusion.

    Thanks so much for sharing this excellent project!

    Michelle
    6:59 pm
  3. msg Michelle's Comments on Jenna's Project message posted Michelle's Comments on Jenna's Project What a great final project Jenna! This reminds me of a book that I often read with my students.…
    Michelle's Comments on Jenna's Project
    What a great final project Jenna!

    This reminds me of a book that I often read with my students. It is "Letting Swift River Go" by Jane Yolen.

    This book addresses similar concerns about what is lost (and gained!) by a dam. This is a very real issue that enables your students to do some real critical thinking.

    Dams have their advantages and disadvantages, and this is an ethical topic (and an economic and social one) that students can really dig into as they argue their own points of view on the issue.

    Thanks for sharing!
    6:40 pm
  4. msg Final Project Comment! message posted Final Project Comment! Hi Liz! I was so excited to see your final project! I love the combination of photography and col…
    Final Project Comment!
    Hi Liz!
    I was so excited to see your final project!
    I love the combination of photography and colorful clipart that decorates your opening slide. You do a wonderful job of bringing these famous individuals to life for your students, and the photographs you select for Rogers and Carnegie are warm and inviting.

    You integrate map skills well and deeply into this lesson. What a wonderful opportunity for your students to learn some map basics in a meaningful way with local resources.

    I also particularly enjoyed your instruction for children on what “artifacts” are. Your activity in which they can bring artifacts from home provides for a wonderful, multi-sensory sharing experience.

    Comparing past and present photographs is very enlightening for children. Sometimes they are shocked to see how their environment has changed over time. This can, hopefully, enable them to embrace change as they encounter it, realizing it is a normal part of life.

    I also appreciate how you develop community pride. It is valuable for your students to understand the role that steel production played historically.

    Thank you so much for sharing this. I love Pittsburgh. I could only hope that my own children were taught by such inspired teachers!

    Michelle
    6:12 pm
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    Home > Local History Project > Your Name's Page-Learning Activity 8-B-1: Local History ProjectHome > Local History Project > Your Name's Page-Learning Activity 8-B-1: Local History ProjectLearning Activity 8-B-1: Local History Project
    AddView the link below. This is my project: a unit using local and national primary source content for student analysis of media.
    This is a lengthy unit. To follow through the entire unit, begin with the top tab at the left (welcome) and work
    your final project here.way across to the top tab at the right (conclusion).
    Students can not access YouTube content at school, but I can show it on a big screen from my teacher computer. This is good, since there is no control over comments on YouTube. Students will only be allowed to see YouTube content with comments hidden, in full-screen mode, facilitated by the teacher.
    http://research.library.ship.edu/advertisingawareness

    Home > Local History Project > Your Name's Page-Learning Activity 3-D-2: Local Documents, Data, and CartoonsHome > Local History Project > Your Name's Page-Learning Activity 3-D-2: Local Documents, Data, and CartoonsLearning Activity 3-D-2: Local Documents, Data, and Cartoons
    I've included a combination of local (PA) and national here:
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    5:57 pm
  6. msg Liz's comments on Theresa's Final Project message posted Liz's comments on Theresa's Final Project Dear Theresa, I've enjoyed watching your project grow! Your PowerPoint is well organized and refle…
    Liz's comments on Theresa's Final Project
    Dear Theresa,
    I've enjoyed watching your project grow! Your PowerPoint is well organized and reflects the knowledge and skills we've learned in this course. You have woven music and history together for a very interesting and informative unit. The higher level thinking skills are evident. Your students will be motivated by this combination and their personal connection to Ridgway. Well done!
    Liz
    11:59 am
  7. msg Liz's Comments on Kellie's Local History Project message posted Liz's Comments on Kellie's Local History Project Kellie, Another great project! It was so interesting to see the original drawing of the furnace…
    Liz's Comments on Kellie's Local History Project
    Kellie,
    Another great project! It was so interesting to see the original drawing of the furnace and to think how far back in time it was made. Your presentation gave us the history of the furnace, information about the iron industry, data (big circle on Pittsburgh:)), interactive links, and a great satellite map. It was well organized. Maybe I'll have lunch there someday!
    There was evidence of higher level thinking skills and your use of the knowledge and skills we learned in this course. Well done!
    Liz
    11:27 am
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    Home > Local History Project > Your Name's Page-Learning Activity 3-D-2: Local Documents, Data, and CartoonsHome > Local History Project > Your Name's Page-Learning Activity 3-D-2: Local Documents, Data, and CartoonsLearning Activity 3-D-2: Local Documents, Data, and Cartoons
    {3-D-2 Joanna furnace sources recent.docx}
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    Furnace Project Comments in Discussion. Liz
    Learning Activity 4-D-1: Local Photos and Posters by Kellie
    I couldn't get 2 of my photos to paste on here
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    10:31 am
  9. msg Liz's comments on Jenna's Local History Project message posted Liz's comments on Jenna's Local History Project Wow! Your presentation looks beautiful and is well organized. There is clear evidence of higher le…
    Liz's comments on Jenna's Local History Project
    Wow! Your presentation looks beautiful and is well organized. There is clear evidence of higher level thinking with your questions and assignments. You show a depth of knowledge on your topic as you apply what we have learned from this course. I like the way you used your primary sources. Your topic has such a personal connection for your students. They'll learn so many strategies for learning as they investigate eminent domain. Well done!
    9:46 am

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