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ERIC Number: EJ886023
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1542-4715
Bring History Alive with Primary Sources
Lehman, Kathy
Library Media Connection, v28 n5 p30-31 Mar-Apr 2010
Using primary sources such as a photograph from the Library of Congress American Memory collection engages learners to think about the past and relate it to their life today. Some artifacts come with an explanation, while some do not. These require critical thinking and investigation to locate information and hypothesize answers to questions posed from observations. Resources available at the Library of Congress spark great teaching and learning. A photograph from the NCLC National Child Labor Committee Collection is one that many teachers can include in the Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Direct professional development activities available as free downloads from the Library of Congress website, www.loc.gov/teachers. This article discusses how to promote inquiry learning and bring history alive using primary sources. (Contains 8 sources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A