University of Florida Librarian Wins National Honor
It's one thing to read about Rosa Parks being arrested in your history book.
It's quite another to hold her arrest record in your hands and see her fingerprints.
That's an experience one University of Florida librarian hopes to bring to students across Florida.
April Hines was one of 25 selected out of more than 300 applicants to participate in a prestigious education training program with the Library of Congress.
The Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute trains educators how to find and best use primary documents -- like birth certificates, marriage licenses, deeds, letters and diaries -- in the classroom.
These are different from secondary sources, like encyclopedias, text books and newspapers.
Hines said primary sources provide a more electrifying learning experience for students.
The five day program begins Monday, June 11 in Washington, D.C.
Hines said when she returns, she wants to begin her own primary documents training program at UF and PK Yonge.
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