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Resources for Educators


OCPL Archives and Special Collections Icon ➤  ARCHIVES  ➤  RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS


OCPL Archives and Special Collections


TEACHING WITH PRIMARY SOURCES


Benefits of teaching with primary sources: 

➤ Enhances student engagement and overall learning
➤ Instills confidence in students and encourages them to become lifelong users of library and archives
➤ Encourages critical thinking skills


How to get started [Call 304-232-0244 or email the archivist for any option]:

➤ Schedule a professional development workshop
➤ Schedule a field trip to the Library and Archives [stations include introduction to the archives, how to interpret a photograph, differences between primary and secondary sources]
➤ Browse links below to discover photographs, correspondence, political cartoons or other types of records that compliment your lesson plan
➤ Contact the archivist for assignment ideas and resources for specific subjects


HOW TO FIND ARCHIVES MATERIAL AND ASSIGNMENT IDEAS: 


Explore OCPL Archives Material:

➤ Flickr [Digitized photographs and other material from OCPL collections]
Archives Finding Aids [Indexes to manuscript collections] 
Archives Subject Guide [Archives collections organized by subject]
History Pages [Short histories and resource links for Wheeling businesses, buildings and people]  
Archiving Wheeling blog


Explore Archival Material from Outside Collections :

➤ National Archives Docs Teach
Library of Congress Teacher's Site
New York Public Library Digital Collections
West Virginity University History OnView

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