On Saturday, February 4th, 2017, Teaching with Primary Sources had the opportunity to host a workshop at the 50th Colorado Council International Reading Association (CCIRA) Conference on literacy. Headed by Rolly Schendel, a literacy specialist and professor at the MSU Denver School of Education department, it was a huge success. Pairing literacy strategies with […]
On November 23, 2016, Disney released the animated film, “Moana”, about a Polynesian teen, Moana, who teams up with the once-mighty demigod, Maui, to save her people, fulfill the ancient quest of her ancestors to become a master wayfinder, and discover her own identity along the way. The Teaching with Primary Sources program at the […]
Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated as a day of giving thanks with a robust but often misunderstood history. Though it wasn’t made a federal holiday until October 3, 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln issued an official proclamation, colonials are said to have celebrated a good harvest starting in 1621 in Plymouth. During class, have […]
October brings with it the changing of the seasons, colorful Fall landscapes, and Halloween. What better way to celebrate Halloween than to expose students to Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven. At Read.gov, which is an extension of the Library of Congress, they have a fully readable, illustrated, digital version of The Raven published in 1884. […]
The Teaching with Primary Sources program at Metropolitan State University of Denver offers up these top 10 tools for researching with the Library of Congress.