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DocsTeach: A New Online Tool for Teaching with Documents!

Date: April 4, 2013
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Sponsors: Government Documents Roundtable, Oklahoma School Librarians

Have you ever wondered where to find primary sources and how to integrate them into the classroom? If so, this workshop is for you! In this session, Jenny Sweeney, Education Specialist will introduce DocsTeach, the newest resource created for educators by the National Archives. Explore documents and activities that engage students and turn them into historians, and even discover how to create your own exciting activities. Learn how DocsTeach can enhance your teaching!

Jenny McMillen Sweeney is the Education Specialist for the National Archives at Fort Worth regional facility. She conducts teacher workshops, presents distance learning programs, and assists educators and students in finding archival materials for research purposes and classroom needs. Ms. Sweeney is knowledgeable in the use of primary sources and the resources available at the National Archives. She has presented at numerous conferences including the Arkansas Library Association (2010), LOEX of the West (2010), Texas Council for the Social Studies (2009), Oklahoma Council for the Social Studies (2009), National Council for History Education (2012, 2011), and the National Council for the Social Studies (2011, 2008). Ms. Sweeney holds a master’s degree in public history with a certificate in archival administration from the University of Texas at Arlington and an undergraduate degree in anthropology from Texas Tech University. While working on her graduate degree, she completed her internship experience at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York as part of the Frank and Peggy Steele Internship for Youth Leadership program.

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