We can all use more training on integrating primary sources in the classroom.
I’ve pasted below an announcement from the National Archive folks in Kansas City for their “Primarily Teaching: Original Documents and Classroom Strategies” workshop that does just that.
And, yes, it’s blatant advertising for NARA but you’ll just have to deal with it. I was able to attend a similar session two years ago at the Eisenhower Museum and it was phenomenal.
The National Archives at Kansas City is pleased to announce that it is one of nine locations across the country to host “Primarily Teaching: Original Documents and Classroom Strategies.” The week long institute will be held July 13-17, 2009, at the region’s new facility located at 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108.
Primarily Teaching is designed to provide access to the rich resources of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) for educators at the upper elementary, secondary, and college levels. Participants will learn how to research historical records, create classroom materials based on the records, and present documents in ways that sharpen students’ skills and enthusiasm for history, government, and the other humanities.
Each participant will research the holdings of the National Archives at Kansas City for documents suitable for classroom use and develop strategies for using these documents in the classroom or design professional development activities to help classroom teachers use primary source documents effectively.
The cost of the institute, including all materials, is $100. Graduate credit is available for an additional fee. Space is limited; interested persons are encouraged to apply early.
An application for the institute is available online.
For more information about Primarily Teaching, contact:
Lori Cox-Paul, Education Specialist
Phone: (816) 268-8017 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org