National Archives at Kansas City

Press Release: March 8, 2012

National Archives at Kansas City

National Archives offers 2012 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 seven locations across the country to host Primarily Teaching: Original Documents and Classroom Strategies. The week long institute will be held June 25 – 29, 2012, 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 studentsí 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.

  • The fee for each of the workshops is $100, which includes all materials.
  • Participants will receive a stipend upon successful completion of the course and submission of a project. For more information, please call Mickey Ebert at 816-268-8013.
  • Graduate credit from a major university is available for an additional fee of $100 per credit hour. 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 11, 2012. An application and more information is available online at

The National Archives at Kansas City is one of 15 facilities nationwide where the public has access to Federal archival records. It is home to historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by Federal agencies in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. For more information, call 816-268-8000, email or visit

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