This case study examines the process of creating an interactive and engaging lesson plan for the History of Science course, HSC 201: The Scientific Revolution. History of Science students tend to be undergraduates majoring in science or medical related fields, rather than the humanities, who need to fulfill an intensive writing or general education requirement. For most, if not all of them, this session would be the first time they experienced hands-on interaction with historical resources. Accordingly, the archivist sought to create a less traditional lesson plan that would foster a sense of fun and interest in the materials.


archives, archival research, undergraduate research, primary sources, case studies, teaching


Archival Science | Higher Education | History | Information Literacy | Intellectual History | Library and Information Science


First published as part of the Society of American Archivists' series of Case Studies on Teaching with Primary Sources.