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Come Help Us Develop Teaching Materials from the Historic American Engineering Record!

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Beebe Windmill, Hildreath Lane & Ocean Avenue (moved several times), Bridgehampton, Suffolk County, NY. Historical American Engineering Record collection.

This post is by Kellie Taylor, Ed.D., the 2018-2019 Library of Congress Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow.

The Learning and Innovation Office at the Library of Congress is excited to invite formal and informal educators working with 3rd through 12th grade students to join us for a unique in-person workshop experience. This single-day program will take place from 10 am to 4 pm on Monday, April 22, in the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building.

Participants will explore the collection of the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), brainstorm ideas for using the collection, and collaboratively develop activities that will be featured during a family day at the Library in July 2019.

This year (2019) marks the 50th anniversary of the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), which was created by the National Park Service, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Library of Congress. It was established to document historic sites and structures related to engineering and industry. Today, more than 10,000 photographs and drawings – of structures such as the Saturn V rocket launch site, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Hoover Dam, and many others – are part of the HAER collection and have been digitized and made available online by the Library of Congress. We are confident that these materials will inspire creative hands-on activities. Please join us!

Space is limited, so signups will be on a first come, first serve basis. If you are interested in participating, please e-mail [email protected], with the subject line “April 22 HAER workshop.”

Comments (2)

  1. I would love to attend. I have applied multiple times to the summer program but have never been accepted. This would be perfect to share with my 5th graders.

    Thank you,
    Allison Von Vange

  2. We’re so delighted that you’re interested, Allison! to help us better plan, please e-mail [email protected], with the subject line “April 22 HAER workshop” – we look forward to welcoming you later this month!

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