Document Analysis Workshops
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 Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS).
To schedule a workshop contact Joshua Montanari | email: email@example.com | phone: 404-865-7126 | fax: 404-865-7102
Introduction to Teaching the Carter Presidency with Primary Sources
Primary Audience: In-Service teachers. This workshop is hands-on and involves the use of facsimiles of primary source material in a variety of formats (written documents, photographs, maps, charts, etc.). All physical resources used in this workshop are from the holdings of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum. Participants will leave this session with classroom-ready materials and information on resources for further study and professional improvement. Correlations to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards are highlighted.
Teaching History and Social Studies Using Federal Records
Primary Audiences: Pre-Service teachers; History Majors. This workshop is hands-on and involves the use of facsimiles of primary source material in a variety of formats. All physical resources used in this workshop are from the holdings of the National Archives & Records Administration. Participants will leave this session with practical skills in conducting preliminary research online, and knowledge of reliable virtual historical repositories.
Meeting the CCGPS with Documents from the Carter Library
Primary Audiences: Social Studies Department Chairs, Pre- and In-service teachers. This workshop is hands-on and involves the use of facsimiles of primary source material in a variety of formats. Workshop participants will learn how to use primary sources to create CCGPS and ELACCGPS-correlated lesson plans and activities for a range of learners.
The general purpose of our Summer Workshops Series 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 Seminars with new content knowledge, CCGGPS-correlated lesson plan ideas, and a wealth of primary and secondary sources for classroom use.
Each of our 3 separate, day-long summer workshops will cover different topics but all of them will include:
- Hands-on activities leading to the creation of classroom-ready lesson plans
- Presentations of best practices by k-12 educators
- Talks from Carter Center & JCLAM experts, and university historians
- Behind-the-scenes tours of the Jimmy Carter Library & Museum
- A focus on integrating history, civics, and primary sources
- Breakfast and lunch each day
- 1 PLU professional development credit per workshop
- Lots and lots of fun!
January, 2019-December, 2019
National History Day 2019Education - Professional Development January 1, 2019-December 30, 2019
We support the year-long National History Day competition as an exciting way for students to study and learn about historical issues, ideas, people and events at our locations around the country and online!
The National Archives is the nation’s record keeper. We hold billions of primary sources. Many can be incorporated into NHD research and projects. Visit the National Archives web page for National History Day to get started! Contact us if you need help.