Special Collections and University Archives News: Two spring workshops are planned.

Mar 08, 2017 · Rachel Seale

Hands on History: Using Primary Sources in the Classroom is planned from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 30, 2017. Analyzing primary sources can provide students with better critical thinking and analysis skills. Participants will learn how to incorporate primary source analysis and research into the classroom, whether using historical documents available online or materials from Special Collections & University Archives at Iowa State University. This workshop is not solely for history instructors. Primary source literacy benefits students in all subject areas, including those teaching 6th-12th grade.

Exploring the Archives: A Case of Academic Freedom is planned from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, April 6, 2017. During the 1940s the Iowa State campus was embroiled in a bitter feud over the recommendation that oleomargarine could be a suitable substitute for butter in the homes of Iowa families. Workshop participants will explore this unique moment in Iowa State?s history through an examination of primary source materials from Special Collections and University Archives and discover how activities like this can be used in classes to develop analytical thinking skills.

Preregister for all Workshops @ Parks Library at Learn@ISU.

More information about SCUA can be found on the SCUA website.?

For additional information about Special Collections and University Archives, contact archives@iastate.edu or 515 294-6672.