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NYS Archives' Student Research Award Contest

The New York State Archives invites students statewide to enter the 27th Annual Student Research Awards Contest. The contest is open to all New York State students in grades 4 - 12 who use historical records in their research projects. Three awards will be presented in the fall of 2017.  
Further information can be obtained by calling  (518) 474-6926 or visiting the Archives website at
Deadline for entries is  July 1, 2017 . 
Questions about the contest can be emailed to
Library of Congress 2017 Summer Teacher Institutes 
Library of Congress 2017 Summer Teacher Institutes-Teaching with Primary Sources

The Library of Congress is now accepting applications for its week-long summer institutes for K-12 educators. Held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., this professional development opportunity provides educators of all disciplines with resources and strategies to effectively integrate primary sources into K-12 classroom teaching.  Each session will focus on pedagogy, with an emphasis on supporting student engagement, critical thinking, and construction of knowledge.

General Focus - open to K-12 educators across all content areas:
Dates:   June 19-23,  June 26-30,  July 10-14

Science, Technology, and Engineering Focus - recommended for K-12 educators who teach science, technology, or engineering, or collaborate with those who do: 
Dates:  July 17-21

WWI Focus - recommended for K-12 educators who teach some aspect of WWI as part of their curriculum, or collaborate with those who do:
Dates:  July 31-August 4

Cost: None . However, participants will be responsible for transportation to and from Washington, D.C., and any required overnight accommodations.

Applications are due March 17 and require a letter of recommendation. Learn more and apply   here:
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