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Teaching With Primary Sources is part of the series Trends in Archives Practice. It includes three modules:
Module 9: Contextualizing Archival Literacy by Elizabeth Yakel and Doris Malkmus Examines the evolving theory of archival literacy in relation to domain knowledge, primary source literacy, and information literacy to facilitate meaningful use of archival and manuscript collections.
Module 10: Teaching With Archives - A Guide for Archivists, Librarians, and Educators by Sammie L. Morris, Tamar Chute, and Ellen Swain Provides practical guidance to archivists, librarians, and educators on teaching with archival materials, offering tips for beginners as well as seasoned instructors.
Module 11: Connecting Students and Primary Sources - Cases and Examples by Tamar Chute, Ellen Swain, and Sammie L. Morris Offers readers an analytical guide and example assignments for teaching with primary materials, based heavily on first-hand case study accounts and interviews with practitioners and experts in the field.
As Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe notes in the introduction, "These three modules present a wealth of resources for meeting the challenges of primary source literacy instruction. They can be read start-to-finish to build a foundation for practice. Or, they can be dipped into as needed by the busy educator who needs practical ideas or inspiration for that next instruction session."
About TRENDS IN ARCHIVES PRACTICE: This open-ended series of modules by the Society of American Archivists features brief, authoritative treatments written and edited by top-level professionals that fill significant gaps in archival literature. The goal of this modular approach is to build agile, user-centered resources. Modules treat discrete topics relating to the practical management of archives and manuscript collections in the digital age. Select modules are clustered together by topic (as they are here) and are available in print or electronic format. Each module also is available individually in electronic format so that readers can mix and match modules that best satisfy their needs and interests. Stay on trend with TRENDS IN ARCHIVES PRACTICE!
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:
". . . will appeal to those interested in international trends in archival outreach and education. In addition, local practitioners in small and large archives alike should find information on invigorating archival programs through use of sound teaching methodologies, standardisation, and collaboration across sectors well worth perusing." —Sarah Mathieson, Senior Archivist, Archives New Zealand Archifacts, December 2016
Society of American Archivists
(2016) PDF | 216pp