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Ignite Learning and Promote Literacy with Critical and Creative Thinking

Resources: LOC, Primary Sources, Databases, & District Tools 

Library of Congress American Memory Collection

Additional Resources Provided by WSFCS: 
  • Nettrekker (quick link on district site under "Students" tab)
  • WebPath Express (link from your MC's Destiny catalog page)
  • ABC-CLIO Databases for History - See Your MC for login info in the fall (or contact Jackie Pierson if needed earlier)

 National Archives Primary Sources Lessons & Resources


          Interactive Analysis Tools to Use with Students:

                   Written Document           Motion Picture

                   Artifact                           Photograph

                   Cartoon                           Poster

                   Map                                Sound Recording



Title I/Equity+ Conference:  Gina Websters Presentation Resources
Examples from Presentation:              

Museum Gallery (Navigate to various pieces of art in gallery)

Battle of Antietam Photojournalism Activity

            Walt Whitmans Hospital Journal

            Smiths Barn Used as Hospital

            Portrait of a Boy, 1890(Navigate to portrait by clicking on gallery & scrolling)

            Freaky Frogs

(Create a hoppin crib for an All-Star Amphibian, inspired by Stepping Out with    


          Flip for Aliens (An example using Flip cameras with a critical/creative thinking activity)

          WWII Disease PBL Launch (collaborative unit activity with Deborah Wallace-Smith & Jim Bott)


Trash Talk Stations (example collaborative unit with Bill Grano & AJ Hawkins)
           Garbage seminar text
           EPA Recycle City
Additional Resources --- WMS Staff Training Sept/Oct 2010:
World Book (online)
NC Wiseowl - InfoTrac Junior (search thousands of full text magazine articles)
NC Wiseowl - NoveList
WS Journal (online free version)
Soundzabound (royalty free music for educators)