Author:
Kristin Conlin, Fatemeh Rezaei
Subject:
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan, Primary Source, Teaching/Learning Strategy
Level:
Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division, Adult Education
Tags:
  • Civic Engagement
  • Community
  • Primary Sources
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Downloadable docs

    ACRL Cookbook: Teaching with Primary Sources

    Overview

    Part of the ACRL Cookbook series, Teaching with Primary Sources, Chapter 23: Community Potluck Chili can be found in Section 5: Teaching with Digital Collections.  This instruction module uses resources from libraries, archives, and civic data organization to understand community history and current community health. 

    Chapter 23: Community Potluck Chili

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • Effectively navigate a discrete digital col-lection, which demonstrates researcher’s comprehension of the information architecture.
    • Identify or ascertain keywords and phrases from collection artifacts to use as search terms to effectively and ef-ficiently search for and obtain relevant results.
    • Perform iterative searching of library da-tabases and assess sources for relevance, quality, and authority. Assessment of sources will narrow the source list to relevant and authoritative resources, creating a better foundation for a project or paper.
    • Identify primary sources and distinguish between digital collections in libraries and archives. Assessment of sources will build comprehension of attributes of different source types.
    • Recognize historical content and connect it to raw data sets from civic data collections to build context and rele-vance between past, present, and future.

    RELEVANT RBMS/SAA JOINT GUIDELINES:

    • 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 2B, 2D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4F

    AUTHORS/CREATORS:

    Kristin Conlin, Reference & Instruction Librarian & Fatemeh Rezaei, Archivist at The University of Baltimore

     

    NUTRITION INFORMATION:

    A hearty and fulfilling meal can be created using ingredients from libraries, archives, and civic data organizations. Using the University of Baltimore’s Special Collections & Archives materials, researchers in an online class environment explore community-led neighborhood redevelopment through the Model Urban Neighborhood Development (MUND) digital collection of images, videos, and community group documentation. Researchers will connect plans and initiatives from the mid-20th century to present-day neighborhood health indicators using civic data made available through Baltimore Neighborhood Indicator Alliance (BNIA).