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WMMS EDUCATOR NAMED CONTRIBUTING TEACHER FOR LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, NATIONAL HISTORY DAY PARTNERSHIP

STANARDSVILLE, VIRGINIA—Greene County Public Schools is pleased to announce that Ms. Stephanie Hammer, a teacher at William Monroe Middle School, is one of only 15 educators in the country who will create a new classroom resource for educators in the United States and around the world.

 

Over the next several months, Ms. Hammer and the cohort of contributors will work directly with NHD and Library of Congress staff to write and test a series of five student guides based on the five NHD project categories: documentary, exhibit, paper, performance, and website. The guides will help students find, analyze, and integrate primary sources from the Library of Congress into their NHD projects. Ms. Hammer’s experience will include advanced virtual training with the Library of Congress and its other partners.

 

“Ms. Hammer and her fellow contributors bring many years of classroom and project-based teaching experience to this endeavor,” said Dr. Cathy Gorn, National History Day Executive Director. “Through this new series, these teachers will showcase the Library’s primary source collections for the benefit of National History Day students for many years to come. We are grateful for this opportunity to work with the Library of Congress as creation partners for this important project.”

 

The cohort of 15 teachers will begin its work with National History Day and Library of Congress staff immediately.