Thursday, January 31, 2013

Teaching the 57th Inaugural

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Explaining The Card Catalog

Today's writing assignment was how to use reference material as a source for writing.  In the lesson discussion it introduced the card catalog. I remember spending days on this in elementary school and being bored out of my mind.  We spent a whole week looking through the cards labeling each section over and over again.  I was NOT looking forward to sharing this experience with my digital kiddo.

Thankful I did not have to worry.  The K12 program introduces the card catalog as point of history and moves on to a digital exercise of how to search in the library.  But in the interest of due diligence I wanted to actually show my child an actual card catalog.  Easy?  No.  There is not one in the whole county.  Even the historical small libraries are digital. They only place we can find one is downtown at the Library of Congress.
Field Trip!!!!!

We did find a movie on Brain Pop Jr. and YouTube about the card catalog.  Enjoy!