Kris H.Instructional Technology SpecialistCoraopolis, PA
November 9, 2015
Authoritative Resource for Teachers & Students
I really like all of the resources the National Archives provides, especially the high quality primary source documents. The lesson plans are organized in a way to engage students and to help them learn. The search tool can take some time to get comfortable with, but it gives you access to a lot of great and unexpected resources.
Mary A.Former Literacy Coach/Staff Developer, Current Teacher Consultant with the Great Valley Writing Project, a California Writing Project Site and an Affiliate of the National Writing Project
November 13, 2014
Great site to locate additional, possibly obscure information on an already narrowed topic
I liked the sheer volume of information about a single topic. It is comparable to the Internet Public Library, except that the information is not as easy to locate if the researcher has not narrowed the topic. I suspect this is because this national site has far more sources. Students will need to access this site with a specific knowledge of what they're looking for; they'll have to narrow their topic first; otherwise, they might be overwhelmed by the volume of information. This is not a site to search for a general topic. It is a great place to access additional information on an already narrowed topic.
One of the best sites for primary resources for any social studies teacher. Can serve as a guide to teacher or student led exploration of historical periods. Great resource to use when trying to teach students how to differentiate between different types of historical resources.