Classroom Teaching Using Documents
 

Listed below are materials available at the Research Library to aid in classroom teaching using documents.

In addition to the initial listing, this page also contains Finding Primary Sources and materials relating to the use of Local History and Genealogy.

Classroom Resources
Call No. Work
LHR
974.7745
B389
Beckwith, Helen K. Swart-Wilcox Document Package: Teaching History Through Local Documents(Oneonta, NY: Created for Diversity in Documents, Summer Institute for Educators, NYSHA & SUCO, 1991).
907
C765
Consider the Source: Historical Records in the Classroom(Albany, NY: The State Education Department. State Archives and Records Administration, 1995).
LHR
974.7748092
W152
The Diary of Lucy Medora Walker: January 1862 - December 1862(Compiled for Young People by Judith O. Green, 1988).
NYSHA
Spec. Coll. Reading Rm.
  • Douglas, Joanne. Collection of Primary Source Material for the Study of the History of Morris Central School (1996).
  • Joel Thurston Unit: A Study of Life in the 19th Century in the Town of New Lisbon and Otsego County, New York (1996).
  • Lesson Plans with Primary Source Documents and Student Sheets: District School Standards, District 3 Trustees' Report, Letter to a Teacher, Teacher's Contract (1996).
  • Morris School District Local History Unit: A Study of the Towns Which Send Students to Morris Central School Including the Towns of Morris, New Lisbon, Pittsfield, and Laurens (1996).
  • Transcription of an Account Book Belonging to Joel Thurston, Stetsonville, Otsego County, New York (1996).
974.707
Is7
New York State Archives. Issues and Images:New Yorkers During the Thirties: A Teaching Packet of Historical Documents(Albany, NY, 1985).
974.707
R62 & R62L
Roe, Kathleen. Teaching with Historical Records(Albany, NY: University of the State of New York, State Education Dept., 1981).
NYSHA
Spec. Coll. Reading Rm.
NYSHA Ed. Dept. (Cooperstown, NY: New York State Historical Assoc., 2000-).
  • Community Decision Making: Deciding the Future of Two Historic Buildings.
  • The Erie Canal: Impact on People and Cities.
  • Feeding Body and Soul: Haudenosaunee Agriculture in the 19th Century.
  • Finding a Better Way: Reform Movements of the 19th century.
  • New land…New Beginnings…New York: The Story of Immigration in New York Told Through Primary Source Documents and the Paintings of Ralph Fasanella.
  • What Did They Do Before There Was TV?: Entertainment in the Age of the Magic Lantern.
907
So68
Sorin, Gretchen Sullivan. Present Meets Past: A Guide to Exploring Community History(Cooperstown, NY: NYSHA, v.I 1986; v.II 1988)."All About Me."Vol. I; "The Place Where I Live."Vol. II.
NYSHA
Spec. Coll. Reading Rm.
Teaching Primarily with Documents: Teacher Resource Guide (Norwich, NY: DCMO BOCES, Instructional Support Services, Spring 2000).
973.0712
Un3
Teaching with Documents: Using Primary Sources from the National Archives (Washington, DC:NationalArchives and Records Administration, 1989).
Oversize
973.07 
C637
Teaching with Primary Sources Series(Peterborough, NH: Cobblestone Pub., Inc., 1966).
  • The Immigrant Experience, 1840-1890. Vol. I.
  • The Immigrant Experience, 1890-1925. Vol. II.
  • Child Labor in America. Vol. III.
  • The American Frontier, 1785-1861. Vol. IV.
  • The American Frontier, 1862-1917. Vol. V.
  • The Civil War:a Survey. Vol. VI.
  • Seneca Falls:Achieving Woman's Rights. Vol. XII.
386.48
L326
Erie Canal: New York's Gift to the Nation…
  Marco Paul's Travels on the Erie Canal
Williammee, Janet and Rhonda King. Marco Paul's Travels on the Erie Canal (Lesson plans with images, on the Library of Congress webpage, 2002).
Finding Primary Sources
Call No. Work
Reference 
016.091
Un35 
1988
Directory of Archives and Manuscript Repositories in the United States (Washington, DC: National Historical Publications and Records Commission.National Archives and Records Service, General Services Administration, 1988).
Reference 
973.06 
A512al
Directory of Historical Organizations in the United States and Canada (Nashville, TN: American Association for State and Local History).
Note:Current copy at Circulation Desk
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Reference 
025.171 
U58nh
Hamer, Philip, ed. Guide to Archives and Manuscripts in the United States (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1961).
Reference
016.091 
N5675
Guide to Historical Resources in ______________ County New York Repositories(Ithaca, NY: New York Historical Resources Center, Olin Library, Cornell University).
3rd Floor
Spec. Coll.
Reading Rm.
NYSHA Library Manuscript Catalog. Cooperstown, NY. Open 1pm-5pm, W-F.
Reference
016.353
N5673
1993
Guide to Records in the New York State Archives(Albany, NY: Univ. of the State ofNew York, State Ed. Department, State Archives and Records Admin., 1993).
Local History and Genealogy
Call No. Work
Theses Bartos, Barbara Force. The Incorporation of Local History as a Viable Course in the Secondary Social Studies Curriculum (A Thesis Project, 1977).
973.07
Ex71
Botein, Stephen and others, ed. Experiments in History Teaching (Cambridge, MA: Harvard -- Danforth Center for Teaching and Learning, 1977).
973
C162
Caney, Steven. Kids America(New York: Workman Pub., 1978).
Readers 
Services
Office
Teaching Family History(Sturbridge, MA: Old Sturbridge Village, 1981).
907 
W439
Weitzman, David. My Backyard History Book(Boston: Little Brown, 1975).
Oversize
973.072
W439
Weitzman, David. Underfoot: An Everyday Guide to Exploring the American Past (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1976).
 
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