March 31, 2015

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Looking Back: March 2015 Primary Sources & Teaching Resources

Teaching & Learning Learning from the Source: Geographical conversation cards Primary Source Learning: Great Depression Selecting, Excerpting & Modifying Primary Sources Featured Sources guided primary source analysis activities Astor Theatre – The Great Ziegfeld photograph A coldness between them political cartoon, magazine cover Science & the Suffragettes newspaper article What do you hear? audio recording Primary Source Picks Today in […]

An outstanding picture of 1937 - tragedy

Primary Source Spotlight: Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart felt she was meant to fly. In 1932, she became the first woman to pilot a plane across the Atlantic Ocean and three years later, in 1935, she became the first person to fly solo across the Pacific from Hawaii to California. On July 2, 1937, towards the end of her round-the-world flight over the […]

April 2015 Free Online PD

Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources: Free Online PD April 2015

TPS-Barat will offer free educator training in April on teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collections. This online professional development training will cover finding and accessing Library resources as well as adapting and implementing primary source activities. The virtual workshop will feature independent work at school/home, including work before the first of three one-hour synchronous sessions held Wednesdays April 15, 22, […]

Primary Source Documents

Selecting, Excerpting & Modifying Primary Sources

Have you ever wanted to use a primary source document with students but hesitated because you felt the struggle to comprehend the text would be the focus of the task rather than text analysis? In a TweetChat about teaching with primary sources, middle school social studies teacher Chris Heffernan (@cheffernan75) articulated the dilemma, “This has been a […]

The Tulsa star. (Tulsa, Okla.), 19 Aug. 1914.

Primary Source Spotlight: Black Women’s Clubs

In the late nineteenth century black women organized to bolster their communities by undertaking educational, philanthropic and welfare activities.¹ National Association of Colored Women reports, articles & other texts National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs historical newspaper coverage National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs website Negro Women’s Clubs historical newspaper coverage African-American women’s clubs in […]

Astor Theatre - The Great Ziegfeld

Featured Source: Astor Theatre – The Great Ziegfeld

Where do you think this photograph was taken? Zoom into the photo and describe this place using details from the image to inform your description. (Save the link in the previous sentence to download the image to your computer which will allow you to zoom in with greater detail.) Next, make a guess at what decade this photo is […]

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