NARA Announces 2009 Summer Educational Institutes

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) recently announced the dates for its annual institutes for educators in the summer of 2009. Primarily Teaching: Original Documents and Classroom Strategies will be held at nine of the agency’s locations. Information on the program and application instructions are available on-line.

Primarily Teaching is designed to provide access to the resources of the National Archives for educators at the upper elementary, secondary, and college levels. Participants will learn how to research the 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.

The cost of the institute, including all materials, is $100. Graduate credit from a major university is available for an additional fee. The Washington, DC session is limited to twenty participants and the sessions at the Presidential Libraries and NARA regional facilities are limited to ten per location.