Using Primary Sources in the Social Studies Classroom
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Overview of primary sources

A look at the definition of primary and secondary sources


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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.

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Welcome · Digital Public Library of America

Welcome · Digital Public Library of America | Using Primary Sources in the Social Studies Classroom | Scoop.it

RT @BlueDevilDrama: http://t.co/W6xMFQCbmW Digital Public Library of America gets a shout out @THATPerfArt #TCPA13 as open archive of prima…


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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.

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Living History - Finding Primary Sources

Presentation on how to find and use primary sources for academic research in history.


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Another good slideshow to present to a class, save for the part where the area it is used in is Florida. Still, it's a good slideshow on how to find primary sources. 

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Primary and Secondary Sources


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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.

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Assessing Historical Thinking Skills Using Library of Congress Primary Sources, Spring 2013 - TPS Journal - Teaching with Primary Sources | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress

Assessing Historical Thinking Skills Using Library of Congress Primary Sources, Spring 2013 - TPS Journal - Teaching with Primary Sources | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress | Using Primary Sources in the Social Studies Classroom | Scoop.it

This issue illustrates how teachers can review students’ primary source analyses to assess both knowledge and skills


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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.

 

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My Mommy Reads - An infographic for primary and secondary... | Facebook

My Mommy Reads - An infographic for primary and secondary... | Facebook | Using Primary Sources in the Social Studies Classroom | Scoop.it
An infographic for primary and secondary sources. Thanks Booksource!!!! #1stchat (An infographic for primary and secondary sources. Thanks Booksource!!!!

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This infographic explains primary and secondary sources and can easily be passed around through social media.
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Opening Up the Textbook | Teachinghistory.org

Opening Up the Textbook | Teachinghistory.org | Using Primary Sources in the Social Studies Classroom | Scoop.it
Here is source discussing a way to juxtapose textbook selections against primary sources: http://t.co/MTbgTBETiz #sschat

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Comparing what a textbook says to what a primary source says about the same topic is an excellent way to teach students that history has multiple perspectives instead of just what the textbook says.

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Getting Kids Engaged with Primary Sources | Cool Tools by Richard Byrne | The Digital Shift

Getting Kids Engaged with Primary Sources | Cool Tools by Richard Byrne | The Digital Shift | Using Primary Sources in the Social Studies Classroom | Scoop.it

"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."


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This site provides links to useful websites along with analysis guides and quizzes for analyzing primary sources.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 23, 2013 2:46 PM

using primary scources in the correct way is extreemly important. Thanks for the links to some useful sites.

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Ford Institute and Best Practices: Part IV – Intertexual Primary Sources

Ford Institute and Best Practices: Part IV – Intertexual Primary Sources | Using Primary Sources in the Social Studies Classroom | Scoop.it

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.


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This site contains good information for relating primary sources to one another.

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Primary Source Documents are an Easy Tool for Implementation

Primary Source Documents are an Easy Tool for Implementation | Using Primary Sources in the Social Studies Classroom | Scoop.it

“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?


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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.

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Primary and Secondary Sources Review


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Quiz on primary vs. secondary sources. The 20 links do not work but the questions are still on the ensuing slides.

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Teaching With Library Of Congress

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This infographic shows how many resources and primary sources throughout history can be found in the Library of Congress.

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Changing America on iPads

Changing America on iPads | Using Primary Sources in the Social Studies Classroom | Scoop.it
There are so many great apps that can be used to access primary source documents, and the Smithsonian's Changing America app should be added to your list. It includes images related to the Civil Wa...

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It never hurts to find additions to a multimodal teaching approach and this app is yet another place to find primary sources.

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Primary source documents


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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.

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Civil War Primary Source Documents | Featured Archives | Digital Archives | EBSCOhost

Civil War Primary Source Documents | Featured Archives | Digital Archives | EBSCOhost | Using Primary Sources in the Social Studies Classroom | Scoop.it
RT @EBSCO: See the manuscript of the 1st book published on the Civil War (1862) "Prison life in Richmond" http://t.co/A9Y8jPnVUr http://t.c

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Many lessons about the Civil War involve looking at the points of view of the North and the South. This site contains the appropriate primary sources for teaching those types of lessons.

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Primary Source Collections on the Web | Teachinghistory.org

RT @teachinghistory: Looking for #primarysources?

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This website contains links to other websites besides Library of Congress for teachers to find more primary sources to use in their lesson planning.

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Declaration of Independence: Primary Documents of American History (Virtual Programs & Services, Library of Congress)

Declaration of Independence: Primary Documents of American History (Virtual Programs & Services, Library of Congress) | Using Primary Sources in the Social Studies Classroom | Scoop.it
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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This is another page from the Library of Congress website that has primary sources from sections of U.S. history. Basically, this is just a sample of the LOC's vast collection.

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