Online Resources

The APT will develop, host and manage the statewide online version of Consider the Source Online: Teaching With Historical Records Project featuring:

  • Digitized primary sources selected by educators and connected to the NYS Learning Standards
  • Teacher-developed primary source lesson plans
  • Training modules providing guidance on how to use historical records in the classroom
  • Videos demonstrating various ways to bring historical records into the classroom
  • Online version of the educator resource guide for New York Archives Magazine
  • Calendar of professional development opportunities
  • Online support community where teachers and cultural organizations can ask questions and share ideas

Regional Outreach

  • Plan network-building events with local cultural institutions to promote the value and use of their resources with teachers
  • Bring together teachers, historians, librarians, and local cultural organizations to facilitate and encourage participation in project-based programs, such as the New York State Archives Student Research Award Program and National History Day.

Regional Partners

  • Eastern Suffolk BOCES
  • Western Suffolk BOCES
  • Nassau BOCES
  • Orange-Ulster BOCES
  • Questar III BOCES
  • Jefferson-Lewis BOCES
  • Niagara Frontier Council for Social Studies
  • Buffalo History Museum
This sounds like a great proposal. I would definitely utilize a resource like this if it was available for me. I’m the social studies coordinator for our school and I’m often trying to find ways to connect teachers to high-quality lessons. These projects provide opportunities for that and individual growth.
Kelly Smith, Social Studies Coordinator, New Lebanon, NY



Professional Development

  • Partner with local BOCES to provide professional development opportunities with CTLE credit for teachers to learn how they can create local, primary source-based educational resources that will be uploaded to the statewide online community hosted by the APT.
  • Promote history-related professional development opportunities available through the APT and other organizations through an online calendar of events and training.