Date of Award


Degree Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Heather Fox


This project presents a comprehensive pedagogical approach that integrates place theory, multimodality, and archival elements to create a versatile framework for crafting compelling narratives and meaningful connections for public audiences. This project consists of three assignment models, collectively titled "Exploring Personal History Through Archives." These assignments guide students through a progressive and cohesive learning experience, incorporating multimodal archival composition. Collectively, these assignments enhance students' abilities to analyze and integrate information from diverse sources to address historical questions and challenges, empowering them to appreciate the role of archives in shaping history, navigate perspectives, and contribute to the preservation and sharing of our collective past. The project's structured information can serve as a valuable resource for educators, promoting the sharing of best practices in teaching similar units and reshaping secondary English education into a more relevant educational experience.