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Document Analysis | Summer Seminars | An Evening for Educators

The Jimmy Carter Library and Museum (JCLAM) education team conducts workshops for a wide range of K-16 educators. We usually conduct these sessions on site at the Carter Library, but we will also come to your school to deliver training.

Utilizing primary source materials from our holdings our workshops combine scholarly research with hands-on activities, document analysis, discussions of best practices, and are designed to help teachers meet the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) as well as the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

Document Analysis Workshops

Professional Development Workshop

Meeting the GPS & CCGPS w Documents from the Carter Library

Workshop participants will learn how to use primary sources from the Library to create GPS and CCSS-correlated lesson plans and activities for a range of learners. This workshop is hands-on, interactive, and involves the use of facsimiles of primary source material on people and events throughout U. S. History. All physical resources used in this workshop are from the holdings of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum.

Participants will leave the workshop with classroom ready materials and ideas, and information on resources for further study and professional development.

Virtual Research: Using the JCLAM website, the Presidential Timeline, the Digital Vaults, & the Archival Research Catalog of the National Archives

Participants will learn multiple ways to locate and download digitized images of primary source materials from the above-listed websites, all of which are entities of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), our nation's repository for the permanently valuable records of the federal government.

To schedule a workshop contact Kahlil Chism, Education Specialist:

E: Kahlil.Chism@nara.gov | W: 404-865-7126 | F: 404-865-7102

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The JCLAM Summer Seminar

While the specific topic focus changes annually, the general purpose of our Summer Seminar is to assist you in developing and refining your ability to teach civic and historic literacy using primary sources and objects. The goal is for you to leave our Seminar with new content knowledge, GPS- and CCSS-correlated lesson plan ideas, and a wealth of primary and secondary sources for classroom use. For details of some of our previous seminars, please visit Previous Summer Seminars & Evening For Educators.

All of our 5-day Summer Seminars usually include:

An Evening for Educators

An Evening for Educators 2014:

KONGO across the WATERS

KONGO across the WATERS


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