Library of Congress. Teaching with Primary Sources. Welcome. Teaching with Primary Sources Wikispace http://primarysources.ncceconnect.org/ Join wikispace Participant survey Overview of project Expectations Agenda Norms CSPAN – LOC Video. Essential Questions.
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Teaching with Primary Sources
CSPAN – LOC Video
Task: Find something in the library that you could use in your educational setting. What questions would you use as prompts? How could you extend the activity? How might you assess student learning? Use Primary Source Analysis note taking sheet on wiki.
How can analysis activities promote inquiry with your students (wiki discussion area)?
Read “Thinking Like an Historian” by Sam Wineburg
What is historical thinking?
Why is it important to do?
What is one question you would like to ask Dr. Wineburg?
“In history courses I took in school we read about history, talked about history, and wrote about history; we never actually did history. If I had learned basketball in this way, I would have spent years reading interpretations and viewpoints of great players, watching them play games, and analyzing the results of various techniques and strategies.”
Levesque, Stephane. 2008. Thinking Historically: Educating Students for the Twenty- First Century. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Task: Develop a lesson you could use that incorporates the use of primary sources. Use the lesson plan format to guide your work. The lesson form can be found on the wikispace.