Illustrating Our Nation’s History: Teachers Integrating Free Resources from the National Archives from Seattle to Kansas C...
Grant Personnel <ul><li>Mr. Jim Rodman –  Administrative Director – SEKESC, Greenbush </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Julie Sneed –...
SEKESC – Greenbush <ul><li>School Improvement Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Background of Outreach Efforts </li></ul></ul>
NARA Education Focus <ul><li>NARA Staff Education Efforts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Renewed by Dr. Allen Weinstein </li></ul><...
NARA Staff Education Efforts <ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nature of the institution  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Varie...
NARA Staff Education Efforts <ul><li>Distance Learning </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.archives.gov/locations/ </li></ul>
NARA “Publics” <ul><li>Traditional Researchers </li></ul><ul><li>Lawyers and Legal Teams </li></ul><ul><li>Genealogists </...
NARA Civic Literacy Mission <ul><ul><li>“ If the American people do not maintain a solid and respectable measure of civic ...
National Archives in DC & MD <ul><li>Central repositories </li></ul><ul><li>National Archives Experience </li></ul><ul><li...
Primarily Teaching 2007 <ul><li>Washington, DC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Presidential Libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li...
Our Experiences <ul><li>Teaching American History Grants </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Mine – 2002-2005 </li></ul></ul><ul...
TAH Grants <ul><li>Project Mine – 2002-2005 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elementary focus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education an...
TAH Grants
TAH Grants <ul><li>Project eHIKES – 2003-2006 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>enhancing History Instruction for Kansas Educators and...
TAH Grants <ul><li>Project eHIKES cont’d </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research emphasis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate c...
TAH Grants <ul><li>Project Primary Sources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dealing with a Larger...
TAH Grants <ul><li>TAHPS – 2006-2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching American History with Primary Sources </li></ul></ul><...
Lessons Learned <ul><li>Changes in Regional Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Education Emphasis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Change i...
Teacher Needs and Expectations <ul><li>Teachers doing research </li></ul><ul><li>How to incorporate that research into the...
Technology Integration <ul><li>Digital copies versus print copies </li></ul><ul><li>Laptops </li></ul><ul><li>Scanners ver...
Technology Distribution <ul><li>Blackboard Content Management System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CD transfer issues </li></ul></...
Technology Distribution <ul><li>Blogging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>tahps.wikispaces.com/blogaddresses </li></ul></ul>
Technology Distribution <ul><li>TAHPS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>tahps.wikispaces.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google docs </...
Viewpoints <ul><li>Nature of teacher research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Versus lesson plan development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Future Considerations <ul><li>Classroom Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Build on existing distance learning workshops </li></...
Other Outreach Efforts <ul><li>Mini Page </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Syndicated in 400 newspapers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li...
Presidential Libraries <ul><li>Role of library foundations </li></ul><ul><li>Presidential Timeline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1...
Archives.gov  <ul><li>Organization of a massive institution </li></ul><ul><li>User-friendly? </li></ul><ul><li>Online tour...
Conclusion <ul><li>“ The only thing new in the world is the history you don’t know.” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- H...
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    1. 1. Illustrating Our Nation’s History: Teachers Integrating Free Resources from the National Archives from Seattle to Kansas City to Boston Teaching American History Project Directors Meeting New Orleans October 2007
    2. 2. Grant Personnel <ul><li>Mr. Jim Rodman – Administrative Director – SEKESC, Greenbush </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Julie Sneed – Logistics Director – SEKESC, Greenbush </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Kelly A. Woestman – Program Director – Pittsburg (KS) State University & H-TAH Co-editor </li></ul>
    3. 3. SEKESC – Greenbush <ul><li>School Improvement Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Background of Outreach Efforts </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. NARA Education Focus <ul><li>NARA Staff Education Efforts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Renewed by Dr. Allen Weinstein </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NARA Divisions & Facilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DC & Maryland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presidential Libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional Branches </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What’s Next? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnerships </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. NARA Staff Education Efforts <ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nature of the institution </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Variety </li></ul><ul><ul><li>34 institutions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Labor </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. NARA Staff Education Efforts <ul><li>Distance Learning </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.archives.gov/locations/ </li></ul>
    7. 7. NARA “Publics” <ul><li>Traditional Researchers </li></ul><ul><li>Lawyers and Legal Teams </li></ul><ul><li>Genealogists </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ancestry.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Citizens </li></ul>
    8. 8. NARA Civic Literacy Mission <ul><ul><li>“ If the American people do not maintain a solid and respectable measure of civic literacy, however, they will not be able to understand or use these records effectively. For that reason alone, NARA considers civic education essential and an important element of our overall mission and goals.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Dr. Allen Weinstein, 2007 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    9. 9. National Archives in DC & MD <ul><li>Central repositories </li></ul><ul><li>National Archives Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Public Vaults </li></ul><ul><li>Boeing Learning Center </li></ul>
    10. 10. Primarily Teaching 2007 <ul><li>Washington, DC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Presidential Libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Eisenhower </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Johnson </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ford </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bush </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Waltham </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Laguna Nigel </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fort Worth </li></ul></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Our Experiences <ul><li>Teaching American History Grants </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Mine – 2002-2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project eHIKES – 2003-2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Primary Sources – 2004-2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching American History with Primary Sources – 2006-2009 </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. TAH Grants <ul><li>Project Mine – 2002-2005 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elementary focus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education and history tension </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom realities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>elementary </li></ul></ul></ul>
    13. 13. TAH Grants
    14. 14. TAH Grants <ul><li>Project eHIKES – 2003-2006 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>enhancing History Instruction for Kansas Educators and Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delivered MA degree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Modeled on another TAH grant in KS </li></ul></ul></ul>
    15. 15. TAH Grants <ul><li>Project eHIKES cont’d </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research emphasis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate coursework </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continuity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Unlike previous grant </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Archives - Kansas City </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Washington DC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Boeing Learning Center </li></ul></ul></ul>
    16. 16. TAH Grants <ul><li>Project Primary Sources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dealing with a Larger Group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>National Archives - Kansas City </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow-up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>National Archives - Chicago </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>National Archives - Denver </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>National Archives – Seattle </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>National Archives – Kansas City </li></ul></ul></ul>
    17. 17. TAH Grants <ul><li>TAHPS – 2006-2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching American History with Primary Sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Year 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>National Archives – Kansas City </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Eisenhower Library – Abilene, KS </li></ul></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Lessons Learned <ul><li>Changes in Regional Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Education Emphasis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Change in thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vs. academics and genealogists </li></ul></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Teacher Needs and Expectations <ul><li>Teachers doing research </li></ul><ul><li>How to incorporate that research into the classroom. </li></ul>
    20. 20. Technology Integration <ul><li>Digital copies versus print copies </li></ul><ul><li>Laptops </li></ul><ul><li>Scanners versus cameras </li></ul>
    21. 21. Technology Distribution <ul><li>Blackboard Content Management System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CD transfer issues </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online – public </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Albums (Typepad) </li></ul></ul>
    22. 22. Technology Distribution <ul><li>Blogging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>tahps.wikispaces.com/blogaddresses </li></ul></ul>
    23. 23. Technology Distribution <ul><li>TAHPS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>tahps.wikispaces.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google docs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Picassa </li></ul></ul></ul>
    24. 24. Viewpoints <ul><li>Nature of teacher research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Versus lesson plan development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual initiative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One-on-one time with archivists </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Archival research experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compared to other graduate level degrees </li></ul></ul>
    25. 25. Future Considerations <ul><li>Classroom Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Build on existing distance learning workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers & Archives v. Libraries </li></ul>
    26. 26. Other Outreach Efforts <ul><li>Mini Page </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Syndicated in 400 newspapers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reaches millions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Education Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Cobblestone </li></ul>
    27. 27. Presidential Libraries <ul><li>Role of library foundations </li></ul><ul><li>Presidential Timeline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1929 to present </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.presidentialtimeline.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>C-Span series </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2-hour specials on each – Friday nights </li></ul></ul>
    28. 28. Archives.gov <ul><li>Organization of a massive institution </li></ul><ul><li>User-friendly? </li></ul><ul><li>Online tour </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lessons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other resources </li></ul></ul>
    29. 29. Conclusion <ul><li>“ The only thing new in the world is the history you don’t know.” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Harry Truman </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>

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