Upcoming: “Teaching with Primary Sources” Workshops

In April the Library will be offering three “Teaching with Primary Sources” workshops. “Teaching with Primary Sources” is an ongoing series of workshops designed to introduce faculty and graduate student instructors to creative strategies for using primary sources– archival, digital, and/or subscription primary sources, into classroom instruction.

Two of these workshops will be offered at the Atlanta campus, and one will be offered at the Clarkston campus. Registration is not required, but is recommended to help with planning.

Workshop #1:

cover of the first Ms. Magazine, 1972Jill Anderson, Humanities Instruction Librarian, is offering a “Teaching with Primary Sources: Using Historical Periodicals” workshop for faculty and graduate student instructors. This workshop will be held on Monday, April 1, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, in Room CL2220 in the Clarkston campus’ Library. 

In this hands-on workshop, attendees will be the “students” for activities drawing on historical periodicals, including those in our subscription databases, print bound volumes, and several freely-available digitized magazines.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn to search in several of the GSU Library’s historical-periodicals databases
  • Consider the differences and relationships between points of access (GSU’s subscription databases vs. print vs. freely available online)
  • Consider how search strategies and results can help students begin to identify a given periodical’s ideological leanings and target audience
  • Brainstorm about ways to use these databases and/or this kind of searching in classroom instruction
  • Consider how librarians can partner with you to design creative, effective instruction

Register for this workshop here.

Workshop #2

Jill Anderson will offer a repeat version of the “Teaching with Primary Sources: Using Historical Periodicals” workshop, described above, on Monday, April 8, from 1:00pm – 3:00 pm, Library Classroom 2, Library North 2, on the Atlanta campus.

Register for the Atlanta campus version of this workshop here.

Workshop #3

WSB radio bannerKevin Fleming, Popular Music and Culture Archivist and Jill Anderson are offering a “Teaching with Primary Sources: Using Sources to Build Narratives” workshop for faculty and graduate student instructors, drawing on materials from Special Collections & Archives’ radio broadcasting collections. This workshop will be held on Monday, April 29, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, in the Colloquium Room, Library South 8, on the Atlanta campus.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn about unique materials held in GSU’s Special Collections and Archives
  • Consider how primary source materials can be the starting points for all kinds of stories
  • Experience first-hand the opportunity to create narratives – historical, or not — from unfamiliar primary sources
  • Brainstorm about ways to incorporate this narrative-building (or other uses of primary sources) into your classroom instruction
  • Consider how librarians and archivists can partner with you to design creative, effective instruction.

Register for this workshop here.

Please contact Jill Anderson or Kevin Fleming with questions about these workshops, or with other questions about using primary sources in your instruction.

Come join us to learn more!

 

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