Primarily Teaching

Teacher working in LBJ Library classroomThe LBJ Library offers a research-based workshop for teachers of all disciplines and grade levels. Participants learn how to conduct research in historical records, create classroom materials, and present documents in ways that sharpen students’ skills and enthusiasm for history and the humanities.

Each participant will select a topic, conduct research, and develop a teaching activity, lesson, or unit for classroom use. Each teacher will receive copies of primary documents selected to enhance the classroom activity.

In 2014, Primarily Teaching will be held July 28 - August 1, 2013 at the LBJ Presidential Library. To begin, select a topic that fits within the holdings of the LBJ Library. The LBJ Library holds records relating primarily to the political career of President Lyndon Johnson. Then register for the workshop here. Registration will close two weeks prior to the start date.

Due to limited space in the Reading Room, the number of participants is limited to ten. Participants will be registered in the order the registration forms are received. If you have previously completed Primarily Teaching at the LBJ Library, you will be placed on a waiting list to allow new teachers to register first.  Email confirmation will be sent when the online application is received. If, for any reason, you register and then need to cancel your registration, please email [email protected] as soon as possible to allow the space to be filled by someone else.

Texas teachers may elect to receive up to 40 continuing education credit hours or six hours of Gifted & Talented update credit. Graduate credit from a major university is available for an additional fee.

Primarily Teaching can also be scheduled by a school or school district for a week outside of the already scheduled workshop. Schools and school districts can provide this rich research opportunity to teachers to create lessons, activities, or units using the library's extensive document and audio/visual archives.