A Wichita Catholic School teacher is headed to Washington D.C. for training.
According to a release from the Library of Congress, Jean Gengler, who teaches at All Saints Catholic School in Wichita will be part of the Library of Congress’ Summer Teacher Institute, part of the Teaching with Primary Sources program.
Each year, the Library provides the opportunity for K-12 educators to attend one of its teacher institutes in Washington, D.C.
During each of the programs, participants work with Library education specialists and subject-matter experts to learn effective practices for using primary sources with their students.
Primary sources are the raw materials of history — original documents and objects that were created during the time period under study. They are different from secondary sources — accounts or interpretations of events created without firsthand experience.
This work will be supported by exploring some of the millions of digitized historical artifacts and documents available on the Library’s website.
Gengler will attend the second general session, July 8-12.