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September 30, 2011
- Basic search from homepage www.loc.gov for images, maps, docs, etc. – when I enter flood in the search box there are 6468 items displayed. I am shown a long list of relative terms such as flood control, floodplain, floods Mississippi, floods 1920-1930… The same would happen for tornado, blizzard, etc.
- Today in History http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/archive.html– archive search for flood gave 12 hits ranging from the 1775 creation of the Army Corp of Engineers to modern day. We heard about flooding farms and rerouting the Mississippi in So IL this year and I was fascinated by information on the Hoover Dam.
- Science – the most obvious fit. Beyond the homepage, primary sources in American Memory collection http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html Weather and events are referenced in the papers of Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln as well as those from the Chicago Daily News, Prairie Settlement and more. Do you know about Everyday Mysteries? http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/ from the Kids and Families link. Science based questions with answers and an opportunity to ask questions.
- Geography – Map Collections http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/gmdhome.html offer resources for studying changes in landscapes over time, Places in the News http://www.loc.gov/today/placesinthenews/ .
- Social Studies/History – Use maps to research impact on communities, culture over time.
- Languages arts- setting and context, dust bowl 6 in American Memory – America from the Great Depression to World War II (Photographs from the FSA/OWI 1935-1945) http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/fsowhome.html , American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936-1940 http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/wpaintro/wpahome.html and Voices from the Dust Bowl http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/afctshtml/tshome.html
Nature’s Fury – 7 a lesson for grades 6-12 looking at personal stories about natural disasters from the late 19th and early 20th centuries through newly invented motion pictures, panoramic photos, personal accounts and poignant song lyrics. http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/lessons/nature/
Topics in Chronicling America – 8 The Great San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 – various articles that students can review and compare perceptions from different newspapers http://www.loc.gov/rr/news/topics/earthquake.html
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