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  • 1. Using Primary Sourcesand Digital Images toSupport theComprehension ofLiteratureJeff EverhartContent Teaching AcademyJune 2013
  • 2. Traditional Literature ChallengesStudents in a Variety of Ways
  • 3. Linguistic Challenges• Figurative Language• Older Version of English or Dialects of English• Period Slang
  • 4. Social and Cultural Challenges• Understanding the Time Period• Empathizing with Historical Characters• Using Background Knowledge to Inform Readings
  • 5. What are Primary Sources andHow Can They Help?
  • 6. Digital Primary Sources: BeyondText• Written Text or Print• Voice Recordings• Art• Music• Film• Photographs
  • 7. Finding Primary Sources• Library of Congress- Print Text and Images, Voice Recordings,Historical Photos, Music
  • 8. Finding Primary Sources• Virginia Museum of Fine Arts- Paintings, Sculptures,Photographs
  • 9. Finding Primary Sources• Google Art Project and Cultural Institute- Aggregates MuseumCollections from Around the World; allows users to curatecustom galleries
  • 10. Finding Primary Sources• Author Archives- Digital Humanities Initiatives (Ex. WaltWhitman Archive)
  • 11. Let’s Look at Some Examples
  • 12. Examples• Whitman’s “O Captain! My Captain!” with resources from theWalt Whitman Archive and the Library of Congress• Comparing Romantic and Neoclassical Art• Hearing the Blues and Langston Hughes
  • 13. Now, It’s Your Turn• Using one of the resources we’ve talked about today, locatethree primary sources that you could use with a unit on thenovel Night by Elie Wiesel• Pick sources that will help address some of the commonchallenges students have when reading literature
  • 14. Q & A