ERIC Number: ED419773
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Reference Count: N/A
Using Primary Sources in the Primary Grades. ERIC Digest.
Otten, Evelyn Holt
This ERIC Digest describes what primary sources are and how and why they can be used in elementary school classrooms. Primary sources are historical artifacts with which students can interact to effectively engage in active learning. Topics discussed in the Digest include: "What Are Primary Sources?"; "Why Use Primary Sources?"; "How To Use Primary Sources."; "Where To Find Primary Sources." Included is a list of references and ERIC resources related to the use of primary sources in the study of history. (RJC)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Discovery Learning, Elementary Education, History, History Instruction, Learner Controlled Instruction, Primary Education, Primary Sources, Social Studies
ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, 2805 East Tenth Street, Suite 120, Bloomington, IN, 47408; telephone: 1-800-266-3815.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.