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Everhart cta 2013

  1. 1. Using Primary Sourcesand Digital Images toSupport theComprehension ofLiteratureJeff EverhartContent Teaching AcademyJune 2013
  2. 2. Traditional Literature ChallengesStudents in a Variety of Ways
  3. 3. Linguistic Challenges• Figurative Language• Older Version of English or Dialects of English• Period Slang
  4. 4. Social and Cultural Challenges• Understanding the Time Period• Empathizing with Historical Characters• Using Background Knowledge to Inform Readings
  5. 5. What are Primary Sources andHow Can They Help?
  6. 6. Digital Primary Sources: BeyondText• Written Text or Print• Voice Recordings• Art• Music• Film• Photographs
  7. 7. Finding Primary Sources• Library of Congress- Print Text and Images, Voice Recordings,Historical Photos, Music
  8. 8. Finding Primary Sources• Virginia Museum of Fine Arts- Paintings, Sculptures,Photographs
  9. 9. Finding Primary Sources• Google Art Project and Cultural Institute- Aggregates MuseumCollections from Around the World; allows users to curatecustom galleries
  10. 10. Finding Primary Sources• Author Archives- Digital Humanities Initiatives (Ex. WaltWhitman Archive)
  11. 11. Let’s Look at Some Examples
  12. 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. 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. 14. Q & A

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