The Learning Page is designed to help educators use the American Memory Collections to teach history and culture. It offers tips and tricks, definitions and rationale for using primary sources, activities, discussions, lesson plans and suggestions for using the collections in classroom curriculum.
American Memory is an online archive of over 100 collections of rare and unique items important to Americaâ€™s heritage. The collections contain more than 7 million primary source documents, photographs, films, and recordings that reflect the collective American memory. They are a treasure trove of unique personal items from another period in time â€“ perhaps old records, letters with exquisite penmanship and arcane language, clothing, keepsakes, or faded photographs. These collections are â€˜snapshotsâ€™ providing a glimpse into Americaâ€™s past.
The Source – A Newsletter of Practical Teaching Ideas for American Memory Users