Resources for Educators

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DocsTeach: A tool created by the National Archives to help teachers and students access and utilize archival documents and artifacts.

Teaching with Primary Sources: A program of the Library of Congress that creates and delivers educational materials and methods for K-12 educators.

ASSIGNMENTS AND SYLLABI

For a variety of valuable and innovative resources for teaching in and through archives, visit TeachArchives.org. Below is a list of selected example assignments from their collection.

48 Hours of Trash by Leah Dilworth 

Analyzing Patriotic Iconography: Illustrated Civil War Envelopes by Jennifer Wingate

Runaway Slave Ads: Witnessing African American Agency by Kimberly Faith Jones

Archive project in Lehigh’s “I Remain” Archive 

Course syllabus: “Media, Materiality, and Archives” by Lauren Klein

Course syllabus: “Archives, Power, and Social Justice” by Elizabeth Yale

MEDIA 

Video: “Performance and the Archive with Jacqueline Wernimont” by the Arizona State University Department of English