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Five Documents that Changed the World (and Will Engage Your Students)

Five Documents that Changed the World (and Will Engage Your Students) | Primary Sources in the Classroom | Scoop.it
The Social Studies classroom is built around primary source exploration. Five sources that lead incredible analysis, discussion, and higher level thinking are listed below.
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14 Free Resources for Primary Source Documents ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

14 Free Resources for Primary Source Documents ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Primary Sources in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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Excellent Checklist for Evaluating Information Sources ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Checklist for Evaluating Information Sources ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Primary Sources in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents

6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents | Primary Sources in the Classroom | Scoop.it
The Common Core Learning Standards describe the importance of teaching students how to comprehend informational text. They are asked to read closely, make inferences, cite evidence, analyze arguments
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Using Maps as Primary Sources | Teachinghistory.org

Using Maps as Primary Sources | Teachinghistory.org | Primary Sources in the Classroom | Scoop.it

Watch 4th-grade students carefully analyze a 1612 map of Virginia drawn by Captain John Smith and compare it to a 21st-century map to discover what was important to Smith and to the Virginia Company. 


Via Tricia Stohr-Hunt
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Saving Relics, Afghans Defy the Taliban

Saving Relics, Afghans Defy the Taliban | Primary Sources in the Classroom | Scoop.it
At the National Museum of Afghanistan, the most important objects smashed by the Taliban have been reassembled, and looted treasures have also been returned.
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10 Ways to Enrich Your Classroom with Primary Sources – Part 1 | Teaching with the Library of Congress

10 Ways to Enrich Your Classroom with Primary Sources – Part 1 | Teaching with the Library of Congress | Primary Sources in the Classroom | Scoop.it
As your students look around their classroom environment, does a visually stimulating array of primary sources surround them? As a teacher, you can saturate your classroom with primary sources to promote critical thinking and inquiry.
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Overview - Professional Development | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress

Overview - Professional Development | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress | Primary Sources in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Information on free primary-source based professional development from the Library of Congress.
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EDU - YouTube

EDU - YouTube | Primary Sources in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Share your videos with friends, family, and the world
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Get started with primary sources with these videos from the National Archives.

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Interactive U.S. history series for tablets | eSchool News | eSchool News

Interactive U.S. history series for tablets | eSchool News | eSchool News | Primary Sources in the Classroom | Scoop.it
The new Library of Congress Student Discovery Sets bring together historical artifacts and one-of-a-kind documents on a wide range of topics, from history to science to literature.
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Featured Document

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The Center for Legislative Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration which preserves and administers the historical records of the U.S. Congress.
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Best Sites for Primary Documents in World History » Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas

Best Sites for Primary Documents in World History » Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas | Primary Sources in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Here's links and descriptions of a dozen great websites for finding historic documents in World history. Samples from each site are included.
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Prologue: Pieces of History » You won’t see this in the Monuments Men movie

Prologue: Pieces of History » You won’t see this in the Monuments Men movie | Primary Sources in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Prologue: Pieces of History » You won’t see this in the Monuments Men movie Blog
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Creative Learning Factory

Creative Learning Factory | Primary Sources in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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Dr. Betsy can help your students better understand primary and secondary sources!

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Veterans History Project (Library of Congress)

Veterans History Project (Library of Congress) | Primary Sources in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Home Page for the Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress. Motivated by the urgent need to collect the
stories and experiences of war veterans while they are still
among us, the U.S.
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Get your students involved! 

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Welcome · Digital Public Library of America

Welcome · Digital Public Library of America | Primary Sources in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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Access to libraries, museums, universities, government agencies and other collections nationwide. 

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Civil War Letters - First Person Accounts and Primary Source Documents

Complete list of lots in the War Letter's primary source database. Read the stories of the role played by men and women in world war one and two.
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Viewing, Saving & Printing Maps from the Library of Congress - TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus

Viewing, Saving & Printing Maps from the Library of Congress - TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus | Primary Sources in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Overview The Library of Congress cartographic collection is the largest in the world and contains millions of maps, thousands of which are available online from the LOC.gov website.
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