Beyond Primary Sources: A Workshop for History Educators

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Center on History and Education

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Beyond Primary Sources: Workshop for History Educators

In partnership with the Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML), Columbia University, and the Schomburg Center...

In partnership with the Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML), Columbia University, and the Schomburg Center for Research and Black Culture, The New York Public Library, the Center will host a workshop on November 14 and 17, 2016 for history educators.  The workshop, “Beyond Primary Sources: Critical Uses of Archival Materials in Classroom Instruction,” will explore ways to incorporate the archives as both a concept and practice into classroom history instruction.  We share with our partners an interest to examine ways to use primary source documents in the classroom that recognize the archival context in which documents are located and lead students to best appreciate the discovery and selection process historians engage in when they do research.  The workshop, which will be held at RBML, aims, among other objectives, to deepen history educators’ knowledge about the generation, preservation, and organization of archival collections, identify teaching strategies for the use of digital archival collections that help students understand the politics of preservation and access to the historical record, and consider how student-generated classroom archives enhance learners’ appreciation and understanding of the disciplinary properties of history. 

Published Monday, Nov. 28, 2016

Beyond Primary Sources: Workshop for History Educators

In partnership with the Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML), Columbia University, and the Schomburg Center for Research and Black Culture, The New York Public Library, the Center will host a workshop on November 14 and 17, 2016 for history educators.  The workshop, “Beyond Primary Sources: Critical Uses of Archival Materials in Classroom Instruction,” will explore ways to incorporate the archives as both a concept and practice into classroom history instruction.  We share with our partners an interest to examine ways to use primary source documents in the classroom that recognize the archival context in which documents are located and lead students to best appreciate the discovery and selection process historians engage in when they do research.  The workshop, which will be held at RBML, aims, among other objectives, to deepen history educators’ knowledge about the generation, preservation, and organization of archival collections, identify teaching strategies for the use of digital archival collections that help students understand the politics of preservation and access to the historical record, and consider how student-generated classroom archives enhance learners’ appreciation and understanding of the disciplinary properties of history. 

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