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Wednesday, May 21, 2003

Uncle Sam Wired

SALISBURY, MD---The sudden rise of government resources on the Internet has created new and user-friendly sets of social studies knowledge for teachers and students.

 

In particular, government resources in the areas of culture, science and technology, civics, environmental and global conditions are readily available and accurate sources of information on the Web, Salisbury University Center for Professional Development Coordinator Kathryn Redden said.

 

To help teachers and media specialists learn how to better use these resources, the Center for Professional Development presents “Uncle Sam Wired: Mining New Government Documents on the Web” from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. August 5-6 in Fulton Hall Room 145.

 

These half-day sessions focus on strategies and techniques for finding government publications online, acquiring materials to assist students’ accessing government resources and ways to integrate these resources into student curriculum. The program covers topics from U.S. history to geography to archival materials, which teachers can use in curriculum planning.

 

The sessions are presented by Susan Brazer, science reference and instructional librarian at SU’s Blackwell Library. Continuing education units are available.

Registration fees are $75 per person. Those planning to attend must register within 48 hours of the first session.

 

For more information or to register call 410-548-4481 or visit the SU Web site at www.salisbury.edu.


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