As we do at the start of each calendar year, we also take a look back at the previous year and highlight posts that received the most comments from readers and the most mentions in social media outlets. We hope this look back refreshes your memory or leads you to ideas and primary sources that you can use with your students.
On Thursday, January 22 at 4 PM ET, Teaching Tolerance and the Library of Congress will co-facilitate the first of a series of monthly webinars on teaching and learning about the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
I had been looking for ways to integrate research skills for a fifth grade class that is currently studying space and motion. The new Library of Congress "Understanding the Cosmos" eBook gave a great selection of primary sources that could help support that topic.
Using historical primary sources - documents created at the time under study - in science can propel teaching and learning about the nature of science, the practices of real life scientists, the impact of science on society and culture, and more.