#5 Time Travel 101

Dana Sheridan is the Education and Outreach Coordinator of the Cotsen Children’s Rare Books and Special Collections Library. She received her Ph.D. and M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from the University of Virginia. For the past 10 years, she has been delivering unique collections-based education programs to local schools and homeschools, as well as developing creative literacy programming for community youth. Her creative blog, Pop Goes the Page, is available as a resource for parents, librarians, and teachers.
Dr. Sheridan has been a guest lecturer at literary societies, children’s literature classes, and education courses. Additionally, she has served as a consultant for children’s programs and exhibitions developed by a variety of institutions, including the University of Virginia’s Children’s Hospital, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, National Park Service, Princeton Center for Complex Materials, Historical Society of Princeton, and the Philadelphia Zoo.

January 23, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Dana Sheridan, Ph.D. and M.Ed., Cotsen Children’s Library

Do you lament the lack of primary sources in your curriculum, or wonder how you can possibly bring a particular historical subject to life? Does the task of teaching World History feel like a steep climb up a long, unforgiving hill? Take heart! In our Time Travel 101 seminar, teachers will hop through history with Dr. Sheridan as she introduces a number of unique classroom curriculum units that make history real, focusing on Social Studies/World History curriculum standards for grades 5-12. Each unit is accompanied by digitized, downloadable, and printable versions of special collections from Princeton University’s Department of Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC) for you to adapt to your classroom needs. We’ll take a trip to RBSC to view a number of the rare artifacts and introduce RBSC’s new lending library of bona fide special collections, available to you, free, for use with your students. The lending library will allow you to bring history to life with actual artifacts in your classroom!