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A Summer Workshop for Educators on
Using Historical Documents in the Classroom

  • The Gerald Ford Library, Ann Arbor, MI;  June 16—20, 2008
  • The National Archives, Washington, DC;  June 24—July 3, 2008
  • The National Archives Regional Facility, Denver, CO;  July 14—18, 2008
  • The Dwight D. Eisenhower Library, Abilene, KS;  July 17—25, 2008
  • The Lyndon B. Johnson Library, Austin, TX;  July 28—August 1, 2008
  • The National Archives Regional Facility, Philadelphia, PA;  August 4—8, 2008
  • The George Bush Library, College Station, TX;  August 11—August 15, 2008

What will Primarily Teaching offer teachers?

This workshop provides a varied program of lectures, demonstrations, analysis of documents, independent research, and group work that introduces teachers to the holdings and organization of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum. Participants will learn how to do research in historical records, create classroom material from records, and present documents in ways that sharpen students' skills and enthusiasm for history, social studies, and the humanities. Each participant selects and prepares to research a specific topic, searches the topic in the records of the LBJ Library, and develops a teaching unit that can be presented in his or her own classroom.

Who should attend?

Teachers of history, geography, government, civics, sociology, psychology, economics, American studies, literature, and the humanities from upper elementary through college levels take Primarily Teaching. Librarians, media specialists, archivists, and museum educators also find it useful to their work. Primarily Teaching demonstrates secondary strategies, but educators at all levels can easily adapt them to their particular needs.

Due to limited Reading Room space, the number of participants is limited to 10 persons. Participants will be registered in the order the registration forms are received.

Texas Teachers may elect to receive 6 hours credit for Gifted/Talented training.

What does the workshop cost?

The fee for each of the workshops is $100, which includes all materials.
Make checks payable to NARA/LBJ Library Gift Fund.
Mail checks to:

Marsha Sharp, Education Specialist
LBJ Library and Museum
2313 Red River
Austin, TX 78705

Graduate credit from a major university is available for an additional fee.

***Email confirmation will be sent when both online application and check are received.

How do I apply?

Register Online

Enrollment is limited to 10 persons at the LBJ Library session.

Completed applications are due no later than 6 weeks before the workshop.


Marsha Sharp, Education Specialist
Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum
2313 Red River Street
Austin, Texas 78705-5702
Telephone: (512) 721-0195 FAX (512) 478-9104
E-mail: marsha@lbjlibrary.net