Library of Congress Regional Grant Dealing with Primary Sources: Importance of Writing in the New World of Social Studies and Common Core
This project awarded to McComb School District trained twenty teachers from thirteen different school districts across the southwest part of Mississippi. These teachers were a part of a Teaching American History Grant and had been exposed to the teaching method of Understanding By Design. Teachers used resources from the Library of Congress and the DBQ Project to gain a deeper understanding of activities shown and created during a three-day workshop.
Contact: Whit Grace
Teaching Primary Sources Mississippi
Mississippi State University brought pre-service and in-service teachers together to improve the ability to teach their students to think historically using the Library's primary sources. This project emphasized the importance of informational text in the curriculum and meeting the CCSS goals. The project resulted in significant changes to the course design of undergraduate and graduate social studies methods courses.