Archival Research Basics with the National Archives, Spring ’13

Alaska Network for Understanding American History

Tuition: $50 (tuition is fully reimbursable by ANUAH after the successful completion of the course)

Dates: January 21 – April 8, 2013 (online with weekly assignments)
EDUC 58090 • 1 credit • Alaska Pacific University • Graded A-F
Instructor:  Carol Buswell, Education Specialist, The National Archives

Did you ever need a primary source document to support a lesson plan or paper and were not able to find just what you need online?  Have you or your students ever struggled to find the perfect topic or direction for research? Have you ever wondered how Ken Burns gets those perfect documents to put in his videos? This course will help answer those questions and more.  It consists of 10 online lessons using online primary sources of the National Archives.  At the conclusion of the class, you will also be able to conduct searches in a variety of local university, local, city, county, state, or federal archives near your home with confidence and a thorough understanding of the way primary sources are organized.