by Helen McManus and Leah Richardson
Viewing proper archival citation as an opportunity to (a) reinforce core archival literacy skills and (b) cultivate best practices in note-taking and academic integrity, this case study from librarians at George Mason University and The George Washington University, presents a lesson plan for teaching students how to properly cite archival materials. The lesson plan includes a handout created by the authors, utilizing The Chicago Manual of Style’s notes and bibliography, a standard citation style for historical research. Students presented a completed citation at the end of class as an “exit ticket” and assessment, while a follow-up annotated primary source gallery assignment provided further evidence of student learning.
Access: Teaching Citations as a Multi-functional Approach to Archives Instruction