The Moakley Archive staff works with Suffolk faculty to integrate archives, oral histories and other primary sources into the Suffolk University curriculum. Building course content around primary sources can provide an engaging, multi-sensory experience for students that helps develop their critical thinking and information literacy skills. Suffolk faculty members from across the disciplines have found meaningful ways to use the Moakley Archive’s unique resources in their courses.
Contact archive staff to learn more about the resources available through the Archives and how to incorporate the collections in your class.
• El Salvador Foreign Policy Lesson: students analyze selected historical sources about U.S. interests in El Salvador during the 1980s and 1990s (Lesson Plan)
• Digital Collections: browse the Archive's digital objects (yearbooks, photos, documents and multimedia)
• Online Exhibit platform: available for student projects
• Customized Assignments and Projects: work with archivists to create course-specific activities
• Archival Research Tutorials: students learn how to find and use primary source materials
• Content-based Sessions: students examine and discuss primary sources on a specific theme (ie.busing, foreign policy)
• Class Visits to the Archives: small groups (10-15 students) can examine primary sources on themes related to course topics or learning objectives