This entails disciplined intellectual work. Left to itself it will soar like a kite without a tail, that is, right into the ground! The project will take generations and perhaps in some sense will never end. It has focused on what might be called surface knowledge.
This creative resource for teachers provides information about the American Memory collection, Alexander Graham Bell Papers, and ideas to help students develop critical thinking skills through use of primary sources - from the Teachers Page, The Library of Congress.
Are we willing, in short, to become critical thinkers so that we might be an example of what our students must internalize and become?
And how does she justify it from her perspective? We rarely join the quest with our children.