Using visual aids in the instruction of biology is a technique with deep roots. Collections of historical images, many now in the public domain, are currently being digitized and made available online by several academic and commercial organizations. Unfortunately, the original indexes, guides, and catalogs for the materials are frequently inadequate, and in some instances border on the fraudulent. Careful examination of these archives by the skilled eyes of present-day biology educators is needed to uncover historical imagery that will contribute valuable information useful for contextualizing contemporary topics in the classroom.
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Research Article| November 01 2010
A Lantern-Slide-Inspired Look into Biology Teaching's Past
Frank Reiser 2
1FRANK REISER is Professor in the Biology Department of Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY 11530, where he teaches courses in natural history and ecology. His first article for ABT was published in 1970.
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The American Biology Teacher (2010) 72 (9): 557–561.
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Frank Reiser; A Lantern-Slide-Inspired Look into Biology Teaching's Past. The American Biology Teacher 1 November 2010; 72 (9): 557–561. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2010.72.9.7
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