You're a student in a one-room schoolhouse in a middle-class New York community in 1910, and your teacher (who happened to be trained at Teachers College) projects this image onto the wall:
What does it mean to you? What does it mean for the history of education?
The library has a collection of 4000 images from magic lantern slides. These images were, one presumes, projected into the classrooms of yesterday (or, as the about.com page suggests, through the 19th century until the 1950's). They depict images from many disciplines, including social studies, natural science, mathematics, and so on.
But that's about the extent of our knowledge. Teachers who used these in the classroom aren't around to tell us about them, and the slides don't come with a user manual (not one that I've found yet).
So, what would you do? Is there a game that could make the collection of images richer? Something else worth doing? Or should they be relegated to the trash-heap of educational history (where lessons once learned are forgotten)?