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Teaching with Special Collections

Additional Resources

 

Teaching activities from other institutions

Brooklyn Historical Society: TeachArchives.org

U.S. National Archives:  docsteach.org and www.archives.gov/education

Library of Congress:  www.loc.gov/teachers

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History:  Teaching Literacy through History

 

Books & Articles

Anne Bahde, Heather Smedberg, and Mattie Taormina, Using Primary Sources: Hands-on Instructional Exercises (Santa Barbara, California: Libraries Unlimited, 2014).

Sharon A. Weiner, Sammie Morris and Lawrence J. Mykytiuk, “Archival Literacy Competencies for Undergraduate History Majors,” American Archivist 78:1 (Spring/Summer 2015): 154-180.

 

Free Online Courses

Tangible Things: Discovering History Through Artworks, Artifacts, Scientific Specimens, and the Stuff Around You.  Harvard University / EdX.  

Book Sleuthing: What 19th-Century Books Can Tell Us About the Rise of the Reading Public Harvard University / EdX.

Teaching Historical Inquiry with Objects.  Smithsonian / EdX.

 

Stories about Special Collections Instruction on the LSU Libraries Blog

http://news.blogs.lib.lsu.edu/tag/special-collections-instruction/