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American Women Symposium

Photo of Gail G. PetriGail G. Petri

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Friday, June 20, 2003
9:15 am - 10:45 am

Panel Three: Women and Political and Social Reform

Gail G. Petri is a curriculum consultant and specialist to the Learning Page, a Library of Congress Web site for educators. Petri began her career in education as a classroom teacher in the 1960s, but after a short leave to raise her children, she came back as a school librarian in the 1970s and recently retired after eighteen years as a media specialist at Fyle Elementary School in Rochester, New York. She has developed a variety of educational, interactive Web pages that support teachers' lesson plans, including a curriculum package created with fifth-grade teacher Doris Waud relating to the American women's suffrage movement, which drew extensively from the Library of Congress digital collections. For her commitment to students and her innovative use of technology for young children she was awarded WXXI Public Broadcasting Council's 2002 Teacher of the Year Award. Petri is the author of the recently published two-volume work The American Memory Collection: Primary Resource Activities Across the Curriculum and of a chapter in a forthcoming book on the Library's American Memory program to be published by the American Library Association.

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