From: Robert Kraft <email@example.com> (50)
Subject: Distance Learning Course on Western Religions
 From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <firstname.lastname@example.org> (116)
Subject: "American Memory" Fellows Announced at Library of
Date: Fri, 21 May 1999 07:08:10 +0100
From: Robert Kraft <email@example.com>
Subject: Distance Learning Course on Western Religions
Please cross-post as appropriate, especially to introductory college-level
student lists. (Initially sent to HUMANIST, H-JUDAIC, MEDTEXTL,
Medieval-Religion, and ELENCHUS lists.)
I offer this as an informational notice, with emphasis on the fact that
here is an unusual opportunity to study at a distance with a leading
senior scholar in medieval religion, women studies, and related fields.
> Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 11:56:17 -0400 (EDT)
> From: "Dr. E. Ann Matter" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> SUMMER INTERNET COMPARATIVE RELIGION COURSE
> FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
> Religious Studies 002, "Religions of the West," will be offered this summer
> in a full-credit internet version taught by Professor Ann Matter. This
> course will explore primary religious traditions of the Western world. The
> religious traditions of the ancient Near East will be a backdrop for study
> of the living and intertwined belief systems of Judaism, Christianity,
> Islam, Zoroastrianism and Baha'i. Topics will include the role of
> scripture, definitions of monotheism, gender and authority, ritual,
> material culture, and the role of religion in western political systems.
> The course will be offered from June 21- July 26. It will involve "real
> time" video lectures and slide presentations scheduled for Mondays 7-10
> p.m. and Saturdays 11a.m. - 2 p.m. EDT, as well as chat room office hours
> and threaded discussions during the week. Religious Studies 002 is part of
> the General Requirement in History and Tradition at the University of
> Pennsylvania. This version of the course will count for the requirement.
> This program makes it possible to earn a University of Pennsylvania
> transcript and undergraduate credit without setting foot on campus! For
> additional information or an on-line application, check the webite at
> or call (215) 898-1684 (College of General Studies).
> You can also email Professor Matter directly at email@example.com
> E. Ann Matter
> R. Jean Brownlee Term Professor
> Department of Religious Studies
> Logan Hall
> University of Pennsylvania
> Philadelphia, PA 19104-6304
> (215) 898-8614
-- Robert A. Kraft, Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania 227 Logan Hall (Philadelphia PA 19104-6304); tel. 215 898-5827 firstname.lastname@example.org http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/rs/rak/kraft.html
-------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 21 May 1999 07:09:06 +0100 From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <email@example.com> Subject: "American Memory" Fellows Announced at Library of Congress
NINCH ANNOUNCEMENT May 20, 1999
1999 AMERICAN MEMORY FELLOWS ANNOUNCED Third Annual Educators Institute At Library of Congress to Aid Participants in Use of Electronic Primary Sources <<http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/amfp/press99.html>http://memory.loc.go v/ammem/ndlpedu/amfp/press99.html>
The National Digital Library Program of the Library of Congress recently announced the names of the 50 educators selected to attend the 1999 Educators' Institute at the Library this July. The Institute is "an opportunity for teams of outstanding middle and high school humanities teachers and library/media specialists to improve the teaching of American history and culture in their schools by using digitized primary sources from the Library." This is the third year of the program. For more information on the Educators' Institute with reports on earlier programs, see: <<http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/amfp/intro.html>http://memory.loc.gov /ammem/ndlpedu/amfp/intro.html>. For the American Memory Learning Page, "designed to help teachers, students, and life-long learners use the American Memory digital collections from the Library of Congress," see: <<http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/index.html>http://memory.loc.gov/amme m/ndlpedu/index.html>.
David Green ===========
>Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 12:37:52 -0400 >From: danna bell-russel <firstname.lastname@example.org> >> >This announcement is being sent by the User Services Division of the >National Digital Library to a large number of lists. Please accept our >appologies for any duplication. Please direct any questions to >email@example.com. > > >Third Annual Educators Institute to Aid Participants in Use of Electronic Primary Sources > >The National Digital Library Program of the Library of Congress has announced the selection of 50 educators to participate in the 1999 American Memory Fellows Program. The program is an opportunity for teams of outstanding middle and high school humanities teachers and library/media specialists to improve the teaching of American history and culture in their schools by using digitized primary sources from the Library. > >"The American Memory Fellows Program is a chance for the Library to partner with educators across the nation in exploring the value and utilization of electronic primary sources," said Librarian of Congress James H. Billington. "The 50 educators who will come here this summer will be instrumental in helping us spread the word about our National Digital Library Program's importance to education." > >The American Memory Fellows will gather in Washington, D.C., for a National Digital Library Educators Institute, July 18-23. Fellows will learn about the Library of Congress's digitized American Memory collections of photographs, documents, manuscripts, maps, sound recordings and motion pictures available at <<http://www.loc.gov/>http://www.loc.gov/>. During the Educator Institute, the Fellows will share in a professional development experience that will shape the way the Library's unique American Memory collections are used in schools across the country. > >The 1999 Fellows join 100 graduates of the 1997 and 1998 Educators Institutes. Like their predecessors, the 1999 Fellows will create teaching units based on the nearly 2 million American Memory materials now on-line.
>Then, in school year 1999-2000, Fellows will test their teaching units in the classroom and will revise them for eventual dissemination to the education community through both the Library's World Wide Web site and at professional education forums nationwide. Interactive teaching unit ideas proposed by the selected American Memory Fellows have included projects on Latino immigration, the life and times of Frederick Douglass, the "electrification" of America, historical and literary components of storytelling and American history through music. > >The Educators Institute "has been the most stimulating experience of my professional life," said Jane Garvin, of St. Joseph's Academy in St. Louis, Mo.
> >Liz Horn, Boise High School in Boise, Idaho, said, "I am an important link that will bring this material to students. ... The digital collections will open opportunities to students who have not had access to this type of material before." > >Twenty-five, two-person American Memory Fellows teams, selected by an independent review panel from 151 teams of applicants, comprise teachers, librarians, curriculum coordinators, media specialists and other educational professionals from across the nation. The American Memory Fellows are frequent users of technology in the classroom, and they are experienced using primary sources to motivate students, promote critical thinking, and help students connect history to their own lives. Each Fellow is an active leader in the field of education and has the ability to disseminate his or her expertise to educators in their region. > >American Memory Fellows will also cooperate throughout the school year in an on-line National Digital Library Teacher Network. Through this forum, they >will exchange ideas and learn from each other through organized on-line discussion groups. > >The American Memory Fellows Program is part of the National Digital Library Program, which aims to make available 5 million American history items from >the collections of the Library of Congress and other repositories by 2000, >the Bicentennial of the Library <<http://www.loc.gov/bicentennial/>http://www.loc.gov/bicentennial/>. The National Digital Library Program is one of the Library's birthday "gifts to the nation." The 1999 National Digital Library Educators Institute is made possible by a grant from an anonymous donor, who is helping the Library reach out to the education community. ===============================================================
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