Using Digitized Primary Sources in the North Carolina K-12 Classroom

by Merriman, Jennifer

Abstract (Summary)
The digitization of archival materials and placing them online for use in the K-12 classroom is a practice that was popularized by the Library of Congress American Memory Project, and has since been embraced by many in the archival community. This

paper reports on a study that investigated the practices and attitudes of North Carolina K-12 public school teachers and the factors that they considered when deciding whether or not to use the sources in their classrooms. Participants were asked questions as to whether or not, why or why not, and how they used the sources in their instruction. Overall, respondents reported a high rate of use of digitized sources, thus this high rate

may be over-stated.

Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Christopher Lee

School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School Location:USA - North Carolina

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:digitized primary sources access to archives—k 12 use studies—archives digitization


Date of Publication:04/02/2008

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