Formally partnered with the National Archives @ Atlanta to run workshops with students and teachers on researching NARA@Atlanta's rich collection of World War One archival collections and use that research to participate in the Monuments Project. Workshops helped students and teachers explore this specific historical content area while also modeling our pedagogical approach to introducing student researchers to archival spaces. Skills developed included question formulation, assessment of available collections, pull requests, analysis of sources, development of iterative research questions, and reflection on findings. We then participated in NARA@Atlanta's WWI Symposium later that week, presenting details and documentation of our work in the archives that week and the reflections of participating students on their experience as archival researchers exploring the history of Georgians that served in WWI.
Click image above for link to an explanation of the 2015 project
Unofficially partnered with the Historical Society of Washington using their manuscripts from James Borchert, who wrote "Alley Life in Washington". We introduced high school students to the National Archives' Research Room for access to property records for Alleys in Washington. Students presented at the 2013 DC Historical Studies Conference. Read more HERE.