This is a good slideshow to show to students when they are first being introduced to primary sources. What I like most is how it compares primary sources and secondary sources and lists off the questions that one should ask when analyzing a primary source.
An amazing website to go to in order to find all types of primary sources. Teachers can go here to find sources to teach with and students can explore the site in order to access primary sources for assignments and projects.
This is another great slideshow for teachers to present to students. It also brings in oral history as another type of primary source because interviewing people who were present when a historical event was happening is another way to gain valuable insight into that event.
I highly recommend using the vast collection of primary sources in the Library of Congress. It really helps that the Library of Congress website has a page for assistance in teaching with primary sources.
"I vividly remember being disappointed during my first year of teaching: my students weren’t nearly as excited about primary source documents as I was. Primary source documents, as you know, offer readers a unique, real-world perspective, and I thought my kids would love delving into them. I soon learned that my disappointing results weren’t due to the documents that I’d selected, but rather how I was having students use them. That first year, they weren’t doing anything but reading them. Today, Web-based tools enable students to discover more primary sources than ever before and engage them in dynamic ways. The following items are some of my favorites."
We presented our individual projects yesterday and before that spent Saturday afternoon (after several hours in the Ford Library archives) discussing the power of intertextual primary sources. Intertextual.
“Primary source documents”…reading this phrase in the Common Core Standards I felt a bit of fear creep into my mind. I teach fourth grade. We are just mastering how to read maps and keys and legends. Primary source documents? How on earth would I incorporate those into our classroom and make it meaningful?
Primary source analysis can seem intimidating at first in the classroom, especially if you want to teach such methods at the elementary level. I know I was suprised when I took my first methods class and was taught this method but there plenty of sites to not only find primary sources but t help with creating lesson plans involving primary sources.
I really like this slideshow because it gives tips on teaching primary source analysis for various grade levels. It's a good slideshow for teachers to look through if they need help designing a lesson plan on a primary source.
Declaration of Independence: Primary Documents of American History (Virtual Services and Programs, Digital Reference Section, Library of Congress) (Declaration of Independence: Primary Documents of American History (Virtual Programs & Services,...
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