Lee Ann Potter’s Wheel


My name is Lee Ann Potter and I am the director of education and volunteer programs at the U.S. National Archives in Washington, DC.  During the 2009-2010 school year, I am taking a leave of absence from my job to serve as a Roving Scholar of American Studies in Norway.   This opportunity is being made possible through the Fulbright Commission.

I am looking forward to sharing my enthusiasm for learning, my commitment to helping young people question where information comes from, creative teaching approaches, and knowledge of the United States with both educators and students in Norway.  I am especially looking forward to being a student again, as I learn from teachers and students in Norway’s Upper Secondary Schools!

I will offer classes on a wide range of subjects, and most will feature primary source documents, such as letters, maps, telegrams, and photographs.  A document might prompt a focus activity, or inspire a discussion, serve as the basis for a brief writing exercise, or encourage a small group activity.

My workshops titles include: Dear Uncle Sam; We the People; More than New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC!; The United States: A Nation of Immigrants; Show Me the Money!; What’s New?; What’s in a (Middle) Name?; and The Constitution in Action,  For more information about these topics, please select from the tabs above.

I can be contacted by e-mail at vgs.rover@fulbright.no.

[Note:  I took the photograph above of the potter’s wheel on June 21, 2009, at the Norsk Folkemuseum in Oslo, Norway.]



Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.


~Vernon Howard

Serving as a Roving Scholar

Just as a wheel serves as a tool for a potter to create and share his or her work in clay, this web site will serve as a tool for me to create and share my work as a Roving Scholar of American Studies in Norway during the 2009-2010 school year.

To see where I have visits scheduled, click here.