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Publications on Teaching with Historical Records

Publication Number Title Description Files Link
ED01 Consider the Source: Historical Records in the Classroom

This book introduces the use of historical records as source material for classroom instruction. It includes reproductions of 26 historical records and related lesson plans and activities.
Published 1995
146 pages

ED02 Student Research Award Guidelines and Application

This publication provides instruction on applying for a New York State Archives Student Research Award for grades 4-12. This program encourages students to explore the wealth of historical records in New York State and increases cooperation between schools and organizations that administer historical records useful for education.

SKU: COB67555 Erie Canal: New York's Gift to the Nation - A Document Based Teacher Resource

Erie Canal: New York's Gift To The Nation A Document Based Teacher Resource combines archival documents, essays from historians, and lessons from teachers into one desktop reference that will help fulfill New York State's learning standards, and complement any history curriculum in the nation. 

Erie Canal: New York's Gift To The Nation may be purchased by contacting Cobblestone Publishing Company at (800) 821-0115 or through their website.

TWR1 Researching the History of Your School

Discusses ways students and teachers can use community resources to research the history of their school
Published 1985

40 pages 

TWR3 Teaching With Historical Records

Provides information for teachers using historical documents in the classroom.
Published 1981
60 pages