As part of our American Archives Month activities, the National Archives at New York City is hosting the 4th Annual Archives Education Institute on October 12th, 2013. This daylong program brings together 35 K-12 educators, archivists, librarians, and museum professional to discuss strategies for incorporating primary source documents into the classroom.
Now in its fourth year, this institute comes from a partnership of the National Archives at New York City, the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York and the Association of Teachers of Social Studies/United Federation of Teachers (ATSS/UFT).
Every institute focuses on a specific topic area–this year’s theme is Food and Foodways in New York.
For the first time, the institute will be held in the new Learning Center of the National Archives at New York City. During the morning session, a panel of educators and archivists will discuss best practices for using primary source documents with students. The afternoon is broken down between presentations from archivists to introduce items from their collections and group discussions to create an educational resource using these primary sources. And throughout the day, teachers will have the opportunity to explore and make copies of photographs, posters, and written documents from the National Archives.
The Archives Education Institute is free, and a light breakfast and lunch will be provided for all participants. For more information about the event, visit http://nycarchivists.org/aei2013.