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New TWPS Case Study Examines Archives-Museum Collaboration for K–12 Students

  • 1.  New TWPS Case Study Examines Archives-Museum Collaboration for K–12 Students

    Posted 30 days ago

    A new case study, "Incorporating Primary Source Literacy into Junior History Interpretation" by Scott Keefer, examines a year-long collaboration between the Daughters of Charity Archives and the Seton Shrine Museum to include archives education into the museum's Junior History Interpreter (JHI) program. The archives created an active learning session to expand the museum's user base into a K–12 audience for the first time. Since this was a year-long program that met monthly, JHI students were able to build skills honed in previous sessions. It also allowed both the archives and museum to better understand each other's goals and capabilities. By the end of the year, the museum had experienced a noted improvement in the quality of the interpretation and the interest of the students who had gone through the sessions in the archives. Keefer's case study is the twenty-first one published in the prolific series Case Studies on Teaching with Primary Sources, which is sponsored by SAA's Reference, Access and Outreach Section. Check it out!



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    Teresa Brinati
    Director of Publishing
    Society of American Archivists
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