Press Release: March 22, 2011
National Archives at Kansas City
National Archives offers 2011 Summer Institute for Educators
For More Information Contact:
Mickey Ebert, 816-268-8013
Kansas City, (MO)…The National Archives at Kansas City is pleased to announce that it is one of five locations across the country to host Primarily Teaching: Original Documents and Classroom Strategies. The week long institute will be held June 20-24, 2011, at the National Archives, 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108.
Primarily Teaching is designed to provide access to the rich resources of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) for educators at the elementary, secondary, and college levels. Participants will learn how to research historical records, create classroom materials based on the records, and present documents in ways that sharpen students’ skills and enthusiasm for history, government, and the other humanities.
Each participant will research the holdings of the National Archives at Kansas City for documents suitable for classroom use and develop strategies for using these documents in the classroom or design professional development activities to help classroom teachers use primary source documents effectively.
- Graduate credit from a major university is available for an additional fee. Please call the office at UMKC at 816.235.1188 for more information.
- Space is limited; interested persons are encouraged to apply early. Deadline to apply is May 9, 2011. An application and more information is available online at http://www.archives.gov/education/primarily-teaching/
The National Archives at Kansas City is one of 13 facilities nationwide where the public has access to Federal archival records. It is home to more than 50,000 cubic feet of historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by nearly 100 Federal agencies. Serving the Central Plains Region, the archives holds records from the states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The facility is located at 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108. It is open to the public Tuesday - Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for research, with the exhibits open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or visit us online.
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