The National Archives at Chicago is a wonderful resource for teachers and students in our six-state region of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
We assist teachers and home-schooling parents in the use of primary source documents with curriculum.
Resources permitting, we:
- teach workshops for educators at our facility or in schools
- provide copies or images of primary sources suitable for use in the classroom
- provide educational resources containing primary source documents tied to state teaching standards, in the Great Lakes Region, for classroom use.
- co-sponsor workshops with partners and recipients of Teaching American History (TAH) grants
If you would like further information or have questions, please contact Kris Maldre, Education Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-948-9010.
We offer professional development opportunities for educators, school administrators, principals, and home-school parents. Licensed by the Illinois and Indiana State Boards of Education, we can award continuing education credits for participation in our workshops and other public events.
Upcoming Workshops: Teacher WorkshopsWhere: National Archives at Chicago
We can travel to you!
Each Teacher Workshop can also be tailored for in-service days and department meetings. If you have questions, desire further information, or are interested in scheduling an in-service presentation.
About the Workshop:
As a week-long summer institute Primarily Teaching provides access to the rich resources of the National Archives at Chicago for upper elementary and secondary-level educators.
Participants will learn how to access historical records at the National Archives and investigate methods to utilize them in their classroom in ways that sharpen students' skills and enthusiasm for history, government, and other humanities through hands-on activities.