ERIC Number: ED432481
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Consider the Source. Historical Records in the Classroom.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. State Archives and Records Administration.
The purpose of this book is to create a synergy between records custodians and educators that will make historical records an important part of every New York state student's education. The book's first three sections explain basic information about historical records: what they are, how they can be found, how educators and records custodians can work together, and how records can be used in the classroom. The fourth section of the book contains reproductions of historical records from around New York state accompanied by lesson plans and worksheets for elementary and secondary grade levels. To reinforce the fact that historical records abound, these examples have been drawn from a variety of places: local, state, and federal governments; libraries; schools; archives; historical societies, and businesses. This teaching guide is intended to encourage the use of primary source documents as educational resources when teaching K-12 children of New York state about state and local issues. (MM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Heritage Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Local History, Primary Sources, Resource Materials, Social Studies, State History
New York State Archives and Records Administration, 10A46 Cultural Education Center, Albany, NY 12230 ($10).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. State Archives and Records Administration.
Identifiers - Location: New York