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PIcturing the Past at the JFK Presidential Library

At the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Picturing the Past

A Conference for Classroom Teachers, Grades 3-8, and School Librarians

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

This program will explore the use of imagery — through illustrations, photographs and other primary sources, as well as great writing — to engage students in history. Featured speakers include award-winning children’s book authors Ellen Levine, Walter Dean Myers and Martin W. Sandler, and noted illustrator Wendell Minor.

Conference brochure with registration form (pdf)

…and me too, me too! From the brochure:

Imagining the Pilgrims: A Creative Approach to Learning History
Veteran teacher and author of Far Away and Long Ago and Seeking History, Monica Edinger uses primary and secondary sources, children’s literature, and new technologies to develop a love of history in her students. In this workshop, you will travel back in time and experience life as a Pilgrim in Massachusetts. You’ll decipher a seventeenth-century journal entry, analyze children’s book illustrations, and learn how to guide students to write and illustrate their own historical fiction with imagined Pilgrim characters.

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