July 27, 2017

Primary Source Learning: Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright

There is a lot of talk about copyright today. If you'd like some resources to help explain the development of copyright law and how it works, head over to the Library of Congress online Teachers section or just click the links below. Copyright Exposed video (Adobe Flash player required) Copyright timeline Brief History of Copyright in the United States U.S. Copyright Office Copyright law FAQ for students Steps to register a copyright Copyright and Primary Sources Q&A for … [Read more...]

Selecting Primary Sources: Learning Activity Criteria

The Teaching with the Library of Congress blog gives some great tips on selecting the most effective primary sources to use with your students. The TPS-Barat program offers some more tips, suggesting teachers ask themselves the following questions when choosing primary sources for use in the classroom. Goal – What is the overall activity or project goal? What questions are we trying to answer? What problem are we trying to solve? What product are we trying to create? Activity Types – … [Read more...]