Participants gain strategies for using primary sources to help students engage in learning, develop critical thinking skills and build content knowledge.
Know what primary sources are and understand their value in teaching.
- Define primary sources and determine their value for teaching and learning.
Locate and navigate the Library of Congress website.
- Locate and navigate the Library of Congress website.
- Identify how each section of the LOC web site can be used for instructional purposes.
Access, save and present primary sources from the Library of Congress' website.
- Perform a variety of online search strategies.
- Find and save permanent URLs for primary sources.
- Cite sources properly.
- Develop a management system to organize individual primary source collections.
- Identify the different types of primary source material available on the LOC website.
Gain a foundational understanding of best instructional practices for teaching with primary sources.
- Use primary sources within different subjects.
- Review a learning experience using a checklist of components from the Learning Experience Template.
- Discuss how different types of primary sources can be used in curriculum.
- Review a Learning Experience using a Backward Design Curriculum Template
Create instructionally sound learning experiences that integrate primary sources from the Library of Congress.
- Integrate primary source materials from the Library of Congress into an engaging standards-based learning experience.
- Prepare a 5-7 minute presentation covering the components of your lesson's framework.