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Paula Zsiray paula.zsiray@cache.k12.ut.us
Fri, 3 Aug 2001 14:42:07 -0600


SOCIAL SCIENCE EDUCATION CONSORTIUM
P.O. Box 21270	Boulder, CO   80308-4270
Telephone: 303/492-8154	Fax: 303/449-3925	
Web:  	ssecinc.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE		
August 2001							
Contact:  Laurel R. Singleton
SSEC
Box 21270
Boulder, CO   80308-4270
303/492-8154, ext. 1203		


     Seven million primary source documents available at the click of
a mouse--it's a teacher's dream. Now that dream is reality: American
Memory (http://memory.loc.gov), the historical collections for the
National Digital Library, is a gateway to rich primary source
materials relating to the history and culture of the United States.
Potential uses by teachers of English/language arts, social studies,
and art abound. 
     Yet 7 million documents can be daunting, especially to teachers
with limited time for searching the collections and developing
teaching ideas. To encourage classroom use of American Memory, the
Library of Congress has contracted with the Social Science Education
Consortium to create an electronic newsletter of easy-to-use teaching
ideas written by teachers and school media specialists with
experience using the collections.  Each quarterly issue will include
teaching ideas for K-4, 5-8, and 9-12 teachers, feature articles, and
"tech tips." 
    The newsletter is free and will be delivered via e-mail. To
subscribe or for more information, contact newsletter editor Laurel
Singleton at singletl@stripe.colorado.edu.