Introducing: the Archive!


Archives are here for students, researchers, and the public. But there's often a disconnect between our efforts to offer materials and student perceptions and awareness of the archives.

Staff will introduce the concept of an archive in a brief lecturette, then lead students through a series of small group activities to practice searching and accessing online archives to find primary source documents.

Staff can facilitate this lesson through our library Zoom account, We can also join using school provided platforms.

Offered At

Kansas City Public Library

The Kansas City Public Library is a doorway to knowledge for all people in the Kansas City community.

For tours of the Central Library, contact Central Youth Services. The Central Library also offers a Kansas City History Tour. The Kansas City Public Library brings to life local history for 5th grade students. This includes a tour and an interactive experience to personalize what students see. Program design supports student learning using Common Core 5th grade Language Arts guidelines: Introduces 5th grade students to library resources. emphasizes local history, includes an interactive tour of the beautiful and historic downtown Central Library building, engages and motivates students to personalize their learning, and provides printed materials that educators can use for in-class follow-up of program.



History, Social Studies, Research


40 students


45 min.


Live Virtual Event


6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary

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