Teaching with Primary Sources in the Science Classroom
Starts: 3:00 pm
Ends: January 13, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Location: the Science Classroom
Description: Using historical primary sources–documents created at the time under study–can propel teaching and learning about the nature of science, the practices of real life scientists, the impact of science on society and culture, and more.
Participants will experience how an inquiry-driven analysis of a primary source can engage students, pull out key science concepts, and build literacy skills. Participants will be invited to make connections to their own teaching, and will learn how to access primary sources and tools to support primary source analysis from the Library of Congress.
Description: A co-presentation of Teaching Tolerance and the Library of Congress. Participants will consider nine essential areas that should be covered when teaching and learning about the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Participants will analyze an image from the Library’s collections and identify questioning techniques to help students build an understanding about the complexity of the Civil Rights Movement.
Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress TPS-Barat provides no-cost teacher professional development to help K-12 educators provide high-quality classroom instruction using the millions of digitized primary sources available from www.loc.gov.
The mission of the national Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program is to: build of the Library’s educational initiatives; provide content that promotes the effective educational of the Library’s resources; and offer access to and promote sustained use of the Library’s educational
Learn more about Teaching with Primary Sources by visiting www.loc.gov/teachers.