NARA-Great Lakes (Chicago) is offering this week-long workshop for teachers on 13-17 July 2009 (hmm- wonder if my library is willing to send me, since I teach genealogy and military history courses for it?). The workshop will provide lectures, demonstrations, analysis of documents, independent research, and group work intended to introduce teachers to the holdings and organization of the National Archives. Participants will learn how to do research in historical records, create classroom materials from those records, and present documents in ways that sharpen student skills and engender enthusiasm for history, social studies, and the humanities.
NOTE: You may also be interested in these upcoming workshops (all Saturdays) at NARA-Great Lakes:
8 Nov 2008- 10 AM-11:30 AM: Understanding the Life & Times of Abraham Lincoln. Cost: $10.00.
14 Feb 2009- 10 AM-11:30 AM: Introduction to Document & Photograph Preservation. Cost: $10.00.
9 May 2009- 10 AM-11:30 AM: Using Court Records to Find Local & Family History. Cost: $10.00.
8 August 2009- 10 AM-11:30 AM: African-American Genealogical Research. Cost: $10.00. NOTE: Speaker is Tony Burroughs!