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OAHSM 2010 Presentation

  1. 1. Making Collections Come to Life Tutti Jackson, Project Curator Ohio Historical Society [email_address] How we do it and how you can do it too
  2. 3. Why? ! ?
  3. 4. Purpose <ul><li>To model the use of primary source material for classroom applications </li></ul><ul><li>To connect our collections with real world classroom instruction </li></ul><ul><li>To make meaningful connections with our most important constituents </li></ul><ul><li>History Teachers! </li></ul>
  4. 5. What Do Teachers Want? <ul><li>Pre-Packaged (Lesson Plans!) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easily Adaptable to Classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ready to Assemble (Worksheet, Vocab List, Instructions, Bibliography, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Easily Accessible and Free or Cheap </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples: Photographs, Maps, Posters… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Local Connections to National History </li></ul><ul><li>Authoritative </li></ul><ul><li>Related to What They Actually Teach! </li></ul>This May Happen! WWII poster Ohio Historical Society Available online at OhioPix
  5. 6. What Teachers Actually Teach <ul><li>Ohio Academic Content Standards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: History 6-8 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Benchmark G: Analyze the causes and consequences of the American Civil War </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grade 8, GLI 9: Explain causes of the Civil War with emphasis on: e. The abolitionist movement and the roles of Frederick Douglas and John Brown </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>John Brown [graphic], Ohio Historical Society Available online at OhioPix
  6. 7. Where Can You Find Them? <ul><li>Available on Ohio Department of Education website: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ODE Ohio's Current Social Studies Academic Content Standards (2002) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ODE Social Studies Revised Academic Content Standards (2010) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ode.state.oh.us/ </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Here’s How We Do It, Folks <ul><li>Instructional PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Collections (Actual or Facsimile) to Go </li></ul><ul><li>Develop an Activity </li></ul><ul><li>Include All the Materials Needed (Activity Sheets, Links to Online Resources, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Link to the Standards! </li></ul><ul><li>Give it Away </li></ul>And you can do it, too!
  8. 9. <ul><li>Instructional PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Great Teaching Tool! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide Relevant Content and Background </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outline the Activity and Steps Involved </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide Visuals and Links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You Can Share and Teachers Can Use </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Instructional PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>FREE Alternatives </li></ul><ul><li>OpenOffice IMPRESS </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source Software </li></ul><ul><li>Google docs Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Advantage: Easy to share! </li></ul><ul><li>slideshare </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Collections to Go </li></ul><ul><li>Actual </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you have collections that can travel or be touched? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can you assemble a Teaching Collection? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Facsimile </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can you provide digital representations or reproductions of your collections? </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>Collections to Go - Actual </li></ul><ul><li>Put Together a Teaching Collection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Relevant Cultural Artifacts That Illustrate or Explore a Particular Era or Story in American History </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tactile History </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>People Respond to Objects They Can Touch </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can You Replicate that Experience? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Collections to Go - Actual </li></ul><ul><li>Put Together a Teaching Collection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EBAY! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>And don’t overlook your local </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>thrift stores and antique dealers! </li></ul></ul></ul>Hopewell Artifacts Virtual First Ohioans , Ohio Historical Society
  13. 14. <ul><li>Collections to Go - Facsimile </li></ul><ul><li>Scan It and Print it Out! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scan once at archival resolution, share forever </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ohio Memory Digital Projects Guidelines and FAQ (Scanning Specifications) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Don’t have a scanner? Take a digital photo and print it out! </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t have a printer? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Take (or send) it to FedEx Office or Staples </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Want it to last? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have it laminated! </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>Collections to Go - Facsimile </li></ul><ul><li>FREE Alternatives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CutePDF Writer </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>Develop an Activity </li></ul><ul><li>It’s not enough to just look </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Active Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Develop the skills of Historians </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Analyze </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Synthesize </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support an argument </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project-based learning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>21 st Century Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See Above </li></ul></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>Develop an Activity </li></ul><ul><li>Benchmark Activities with Other Institutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Library of Congress: Collection Connections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Archives: Teaching with Documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smithsonian NMAH: The Object of History </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smithsonian Source </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National History Education Clearinghouse: TeachingHistory.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Listen to Collections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Put Yourself </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in the Picture </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ask your Teachers! </li></ul>Rick's Child Guidance Center Students Dressed up for Halloween Ohio Historical Society, Available online at OhioPix
  17. 18. <ul><li>Develop an Activity </li></ul><ul><li>PS – It Can Be Fun! </li></ul>
  18. 19. <ul><li>Include All the Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Instructions </li></ul><ul><li>Primary Sources </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Activity Sheet </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary List </li></ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul>
  19. 20. <ul><li>Include All the Materials </li></ul><ul><li>No matter how you package it (in a folder, an envelope, online, in a suitcase to go), include everything that teachers will need to replicate the activity! </li></ul>Civil War Case History Ohio Historical Society
  20. 21. <ul><li>Link to the Standards! </li></ul><ul><li>The Academic Content Standards Guide Teachers Through the Content They Need to Cover Throughout the School Year </li></ul><ul><li>If You Can Connect with the Standards, You Can Make Your Collections Valuable, Relevant and Useful to Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>And Students! </li></ul>
  21. 22. <ul><li>Give it Away </li></ul><ul><li>Make all your hard work available for free or for cost </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Put It on Your Website or Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Burn It on a Disc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make Packets and Have Then Ready to Go </li></ul></ul>ODE FOCUS! on Social Studies http://ohiossrc.org/ode_focus.php
  22. 23. Give It Away? <ul><li>Teachers are our most loyal and vocal audience </li></ul><ul><li>Add Value </li></ul><ul><li>Constructive Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Improve Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Gateway to New Audiences </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy </li></ul>
  23. 24. Questions? <ul><li>Thank You! </li></ul>