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Educator Workshop: Primary Sources in the Classroom

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
$60 per person

Primary Sources in the Classroom: Teaching the Civil War

July 11 and 12, 2019
8:30 am to 5 pm each day


The Boston Athenæum will hold a two-day workshop for educators on how to effectively incorporate visual and textual primary sources into classroom teaching. 

The course will use the Athenæum’s exceptional collections of Civil War-related materials to demonstrate—and allow participants to develop—a range of methods for reading, analyzing, and implementing the use of primary sources. The strategies and practices taught and developed throughout the course will be applicable to using primary sources associated with any historical era or event, as well as to the development of critical thinking skills necessary for contemporary media and digital literacy.

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Most programs held in the Bayard Henry Long Room on the Athenaeum's first floor are amplified and assistive listening devices are available for patron use.

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