Summer Professional Development Workshops

We are now accepting applications for Primarily Teaching—our summer institute on using historical documents in the classroom. Information and the application is available on our website.

Workshops will be conducted at the following National Archives locations:

  • Kansas City (Kansas City, MO) June 17–20, 2013
  • Atlanta (Morrow, GA) July 15–19, 2013
  • Boston (Waltham, MA) July 22–26, 2013
  • Washington, DC, July 29–August 2, 2013

Participants will conduct research with original documents (including handwritten or printed documents, photos, maps, etc.) and select 3 to 5 discoveries to be added to—our online tool for teaching with documents. They will create DocsTeach learning activities using these newly digitized materials, to be published on a special nationwide DocsTeach page.

Primarily Teaching has helped teachers explore the holdings of the National Archives and create primary source-based classroom materials for decades. The theme for this year’s workshop is Rights and Responsibilities—matching that of National History Day in 2014. Participants will choose a more specific research topic to fit within this broader theme.

We invite K-16 educators, librarians, media specialists, and museum educators to participate!

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