Snapshot of American Experience: Using Digital Collections in the Classroom

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When:
November 18, 2017 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm America/New York Timezone
2017-11-18T09:30:00-05:00
2017-11-18T16:30:00-05:00
Where:
The Library Company of Philadelphia
1314 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107, Philadelphia
PA 19107
Contact:
Library Company of Philadelphia

The Library Company of Philadelphia & The University of the Arts present:

Snapshot of American Experience: Using Digital Collections in the Classroom

This free workshop is for K-12 educators only. Space is extremely limited. To secure your reservation we are asking for a small deposit to be refunded on your arrival. If you need to cancel your reservation for any reason, please let us know immediately so your spot can be given to someone else. 

In the 19th and early 20th century Marriott C. Morris, an amateur photographer from Philadelphia, documented the lives of his family and friends, paying particular attention to his Germantown neighborhood. The Library Company has partnered with the University of the Arts to bring together a day long workshop for teachers, exploring the Marriott C. Morris Photograph Collection.

Library Company Curator of Prints & Photographs, Sarah Weatherwax and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of the Arts, Jordan Rockford will teach workshop attendees the basic timeline of photographic history and how Morris’s work fits into that context. Participants will work with original materials as well as navigate through a publicly-accessible website devoted to the Morris collection. Using nearly 3,000 images, this workshop will familiarize teachers with how to incorporate historical visual primary source material into classroom instruction.

ACT 48 Credits Available

Parking and Lunch Provided

Image information: Marriott Canby Morris. [Parachute game] Boys’ Parlor Camp, Wildwood, NJ, July 1907, Photograph. Marriott C. Morris Photograph Collection.

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