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Teacher Workshops

 

Inside the Archives

 

This four-day workshop is designed to give teachers an opportunity to conduct research in the textual archives of the LBJ Library, learn how the Library can be utilized to enhance classroom activities and learning, and visit the permanent exhibit and an exciting temporary exhibit. Teachers will work directly with Archivists and conduct research using the primary documents from the Library's extensive archives. After conducting research, each person will write at least one lesson plan and/or activity for classroom use. All participants will receive copies of the primary documents used in creating the activities.

Primarily Teaching

 

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.