Thursday, October 02, 2008

Picturing America

(This entry was submitted by Ms. Knauss, district librarian.)

Ms. Knauss is pleased to announce that our district has been awarded, for each school, the Picturing America collection of forty, high-quality reproductions of American art, along with a teacher's resource book. The book contains information on all the images and suggestions for using them to enhance classroom and library learning in a wide range of subjects that include American history, social studies, writing, literature, and civics.

All of our teachers have been informed about the availability of these newly acquired prints. An electronic version of the book and links to additional resources are available online at --

As a recipient of this grant, Ms. Knauss is required to encourage our staff to make use of the images and keep as many as possible on display during the '08-'09 grant period.

Ms. Knauss reports that she will submit a final report to the American Library Association in the spring of 2009 and then the Woodbury Public Schools will be able to keep the collections permanently.

The collections are housed in each school’s Library Media Center.

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