Archive Strategy: learning how archive makes history

Understanding how an historian is working on original sources

Caroline Morel & Marie Maniga

Archive Strategy (Caroline Morel)

The teaching strategy puts students in a situation where they have to discover how to learn and understand sources in archives, and engage them in critical analysis of the given sources, and why knowledge and the big picture is necessary in order to have a complete understanding of these documents. The teaching strategy can be applied in different archives with different topics.

Teacher material
Lesson plan (read me first)
Student material