Using the National Archives to Integrate Technology and Economics with Civics and Government

Professional Development



  • 07/08/2014
  • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • National Archives, One Bowling Green, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10004
  • Presenter: Chris Zarr, National Archives


  • National Center Workshops

GRADES: 9-12


  • General Economics

Economics and primary documents are an indispensable part of Civics and Government but they are often left out of textbooks. Explore how Economics, primary documents and technology apps can be used to create student-centered activities in your Civics and Government course.

Participants will leave with:

  • A copy of Focus: Understanding Economics in Civics and Government.
  • Primary documents from the National Archives that complement the lessons in this publication.
  • An understanding of how to use EconEdLink, a database of 1000 plus lessons and 200 videos to supplement their existing curriculum.
  • Integration of archival documents to create Document Based Questions (DBQ’s) for classroom presentations.
  • Tips for differentiating lessons for ELLs and students with special needs.
  • 12 Continuing Education Units (6 per day).

Who Should Attend?

High School Social Studies teachers


This workshop is scheduled to take place on July 8 & 9, 2014.
Visit the Economics and Civics website at to learn more about the publication and how it could enhance your curriculum.


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