Sara Trettin, formerly Suiter, our 2010-2011 Teacher in Residence, was one of the first coordinators for the Teaching with the Library of Congress blog. She wrote and edited some of the first posts and provided a solid framework as we added more writers and continued to shape the blog and its message. Today we’ll revisit a few of her blog posts.
- Selecting Primary Sources, Part I: Knowing Your Students is the first in a series of posts on selecting the right primary sources to use with your students.
- Selecting Primary Sources, Part III: Thinking About Perspective How can primary sources help students identify point of view? What happens when students encounter primary sources that may offer a point of view that is different from theirs? Be sure and check out the comments from readers for even more ideas.
- Drake’s West Indian Voyage: A Primary Source Highlight presents beautiful maps to help students study explorers, plus teaching suggestions and questions to encourage discussion.
- Activating Prior Knowledge: Combating Crickets focuses on the importance of engaging students by reminding them of what they know and how it connects with what they are learning.
- Primary Sources by State: Making Local Connections offers ways to connect what students are learning with sights and sounds of their local community. Sara introduces Primary Sources by State and provides suggestions on how to use these resources with students.
To see more of Sara’s blog posts, use the search box on this page. And let us know in the comments what you would like to see in future blog posts.