Press Release: March 26, 2010
National Archives at Kansas City
National Archives offers 2010 Summer Institute for Educators
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Kansas City, (MO)…The National Archives and Records Administration in Kansas City is pleased to announce that it is one of nine locations across the country to host Primarily Teaching: Original Documents and Classroom Strategies. The week long institute will be held June 21-25, 2010, at the region’s new facility located just west of Union Station at 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 upper 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 in 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 cost of the institute, including all materials is $100.
- Graduate credit from a major university is available for an additional fee.
- Space is limited; interested persons are encouraged to apply early. Deadline to apply is June 1, 2010.
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. The National Archives at Kansas City is open Tuesday–Saturday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. for exhibits viewing and Tuesday–Saturday from 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. for research.
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