ERIC Number: ED318667
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching with Documents: Using Primary Sources from the National Archives.
National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.; National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.
Primary sources can be very important in the teaching of history, as they expose students to historical concepts in ways that books and articles cannot. Primary sources, such as historical documents, capture the interest of students and personalize and humanize history for the student. Use of such sources also helps the students develop important analytical skills, and gives them an opportunity to participate in the process of history. A collection of 52 articles, each highlighting a National Archives document and providing practical suggestions for classroom use, is presented in this book. The articles originally appeared in "Social Education," a journal published by the National Council for the Social Studies. Essays are intended to aid teachers in the use of primary documents to enhance their curriculum. Dating from the 1780s to the 1970s, the documents include letters, photographs, posters, reports, telegrams, and maps. (AS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Enrichment, Historiography, History Instruction, Primary Sources, Resource Units, Teaching Guides, United States History, Units of Study
National Archives, NEP, 7th and Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20408 ($15.00, 20% discount on 10 or more copies).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.; National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.