Participatory Session: Teaching the Teachers: Bringing Archival Materials and Methods to the K-12 Classroom
Sponsored by Bromer Booksellers
Increasingly, trends in K-12 reflect the growing interest in incorporating primary source literacy into the classroom. Some Special Collections and Archives respond to this instructional need by offering instructional sessions in primary source literacy to undergraduate and graduate students entering the teaching profession. Students learn how special collections can enhance their teaching goals and create effective learning opportunities for their K-12 students.
This highly interactive session will feature several case studies highlighting how the staff at two institutions customize class sessions for K-12 instruction. The presenters will facilitate a discussion and hands-on activities illustrating how to best help beginning teachers conceptualize knowledge about historical evidence, use primary sources to teach document analysis and critical thinking, and adapt archival resources for K-12 learners. Facilitators will provide reproductions of archival material to create a hands-on experience of analysis and source adaptation.