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Looking Back: Outstanding Blog Posts from Former Teacher in Residence Earnestine Sweeting

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2011-2012 Teacher in Residence Earnestine Sweeting
2011-2012 Teacher in Residence Earnestine Sweeting

As we welcome the Library’s 2016-17 Teacher in Residence, we thought we would take a look back at some outstanding posts from our previous Teachers in Residence.

We know that 2011-2013 Teacher in Residence Earnestine Sweeting is bringing her skills to teachers in her school district as an Instructional Coach. She left behind a number of outstanding blog posts.  Here are a few:

From Flight to Discovery with Alexander Graham Bell’s Papers

Earnestine discusses how she would using kites and the papers of Alexander Graham Bell to enhance a lesson on geometric fundamentals.

Crossing the Delaware: General George Washington and Primary Sources

Compare paintings made after Washington crossed the Delaware with actual accounts. How close are the paintings to the reality of the event? And what are the paintings trying to portray.

Map of the City of New York
Map of the City of New York

Making Interdisciplinary Connections with Maps

See how Earnestine used maps to develop math skills, critical thinking skills and study change over time.

What’s It All About? Capturing the Heart of a Primary Source with a Headline

Learning to use headlines to summarize big ideas, identify important details and concisely describe events.

Discover the Power of Primary Sources…and Books

Earnestine discusses her presentation at the 2012 National Book Festival and how she used primary sources to help attendees to read closely and become engaged with what they were reading.

National Deaf History Month: Exploring Deaf Culture with Library of Congress Primary Sources

Co-written with Library of Congress Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator, Eric Eldritch, and  members of the Library of Congress Deaf Association, this post explores the creation of Gallaudet University and suggests a variety of ways to commemorate Deaf History Month.

Kindergarten Historians: Primary Sources in an Early Elementary Classroom

Who knew when Earnestine went to New Jersey to watch one our summer teacher institute participants in action that not only would she co-author one of our most popular blog posts but she was also giving us a taste of the work of our 2016-17 Teacher in Residence? Learn more about Teresa St. Angelo and her activities with her kindergarten students.

To see more of Earnestine’s blog posts use the search box on the left side of the Teaching with the Library of Congress blog page. And let us know in the comments what you would like to see in future blog posts.

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