Primary Sources and Common Core State Standards featured in Library of Congress TPS Journal

The Teaching with Primary Sources Journal

The most recent issue of the Library of Congress TPS Journal focuses on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the importance of incorporating primary sources to insure student success. In addition to an overview article with ideas on using primary sources to meet CCSS with different grade levels, there is an interview with a teacher who is using CCSS in her classroom and lesson ideas for elementary and secondary classes.

In addition, we encourage all TPS Journal readers to respond to the survey on the home page. Your responses will help us to make the Journal your place for information on using primary sources and the online collections of the Library of Congress.

3 Comments

  1. Ms. Warren
    September 3, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    EXCELLENT IDEAS I WILL USE THIS YEAR, AS A RESEARCH MEDIA SPECIALIST…

    L OF C IS THE BEST RESOURS FOR EDUCATORS EVER!!! iSHOW MY UPPER GRADERS THE WEBSITE EVERY DAY AND INSIST THEY USE IT AS A VALUALBLE RESOURS FOR THEIR STUDIES AND REPORTS..

  2. Gwen W Neighbors
    September 5, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Danna Bell-Russel’s ideas resonate with learning skills in any social studies class or in decisions with a basic needs research idea. The ability to see first hand the actual written or spoken work is a priceless experience. Students become eyewitnesses to history .This type learning is thrilling to the teacher and student alike.

    The session of teachers that attended the Teacher Summer Intensive study :Teaching with Primary Sources will have the honor of meeting Danna. The POWER is found with the Library of Congress Sources. I was starved for research all my prior teaching career without this arm of knowledge.

    What a wonderful world of knowledge is at the finger tips of our learning culture. Finding the Library of Congress Primary Sources is like finding a pot of gold. Danna is one of their very gifted staff.

    • Danna Bell-Russel
      September 5, 2012 at 11:18 am

      Thanks for the compliments Gwen. I didn’t write any of the articles in this particular issue of the Journal. I am just the messenger. But I am glad that you learned a lot during your experience at the summer teacher institute and hope you are able to continue to apply it in the classroom.

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