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Free Teacher Webinar, April 14: Considerations for Selecting Primary Sources

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The Americanese wall - as Congressman Burnett would build it
The Americanese wall – as Congressman Burnett would build it

The millions of pages of digitized primary sources available online from the Library of Congress offer almost unlimited possibilities, but identifying the right choices for your students can be challenging and time-consuming. On April 14, at 4 pm, ET, join staff from the Library for a free webinar outlining strategies and thinking processes for selecting primary sources to engage students and deepen content knowledge.

Discuss criteria for selecting and using primary sources in instruction, including:

  • Audience
  • Point of view
  • Historical context

The webinar will highlight strategies drawn from our experiences preparing and delivering teacher workshops. Participants will be invited to discuss ways to select sources representing multiple perspectives and addressing difficult topics. Participants will be invited to apply select strategies to a set of primary sources, considering both the needs of their students, and when and how they’ll use the items.

Register from the Library’s Professional Development Webinars page. A recording of the event has been added to the archive of recorded webinars.

Comments (7)

  1. I am a high school media specialist. This workshop sounds very useful. I am looking forward to this event! Thanks you

    • As am I, Geri!

  2. I am looking forward to this event.

  3. Sounds like a great topic! Will this webinar be archived? I wish I could join the webinar but I am in PST zone and our school is still in session.

    • Thanks for your interest, Heidi – barring technical difficulties, we will archive it. The “Register” link will be replaced by a “Recording” link a day or two after the webinar.

  4. Interested in the webinar, looking to use this in teaching middle school social studies

    • I look forward to hearing from you next week!

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