Each year the Library of Congress provides the opportunity for K-12 educators to attend one of its Summer Teacher Institutes in Washington, D.C. During the five-day institutes, participants work with Library of Congress education specialists to learn best practices for using primary sources in the K-12 classroom, while exploring some of the millions of digitized primary sources available on the Library’s Web site.
After participating in the Summer Teacher Institutes, participants will:
- Know how to access primary sources from the Library of Congress.
- Become skilled at analyzing primary sources of different formats.
- Learn various teaching strategies for using primary sources in the classroom.
- Be able to successfully facilitate a primary source-based activity with students.
- Gain knowledge of how to use primary sources to enable students to be engaged, think critically and construct knowledge.
- Develop a Primary Source Activity Plan that will be implemented in the participant’s instructional setting.
Tentative dates of the 2014 Summer Teacher Institutes:
- June 2-6
- June 9-13
- July 14-18
- July 21-25
- July 28- August 1