Primary sources help us write better!
Posted September 12, 2011on:
A university student’s eyes lit up when I said I taught a course for teachers on using primary sources in the classroom!
I learned about them in high school; I’m glad I did; my university professors expect us to know how to find them and use them for research. I wish we had used them more in high school; they would help me write better. It’s like being a detective!
Thanks, Megan! You are so right.
Primary sources are all around us in our homes and communities. They bring learning to life; they add meaning to our experiences and learning. State standards require students to use primary sources. The Eagle Map of the United States added excitement and enthusiasm to a 4th grade teaching activity I created — and it was a perfect match for current classroom activities. We all had fun learning.Treasures like these are now more accessible and exciting than ever thanks to ever expanding digitalization.
How can I find appropriate resources? What do I do with them?
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