Education

Professional Development

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 Sylvia Naguib. E: Sylvia.Naguib@nara.gov | P: 404-865-7123 | F: 404-865-7102


Document Analysis Workshops

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.

Virtual Research Tips: Using the JCLAM website, the Presidential Timeline of the 20th Century, Our Documents, and the Digital Vaults
Primary Audience: Media Specialists. 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 & Records Administration, our nation’s repository for the permanently valuable historical records of the Federal government.


Summer Workshops

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!
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