Have you ever considered using a literary map with your students? In the May/June 2018 issue of Social Education, the journal of the National Council for the Social Studies, our “Sources and Strategies” article features literary maps for the humanities classroom.
During my time as Teacher in Residence, I've had the joys of working with specialists and experts to expand my own knowledge and discover new ways to introduce primary sources into my classroom. I've also had the frustrations inherent in any research that forced me to reshape and refocus my question for any number of reasons. All these experiences helped me to rediscover my love for primary sources, enhance my own research and critical thinking skills, and - more importantly - remind me what it’s like to be a student, searching for the right answer, but discovering more questions.