On July 4th, 2017, NPR tweeted out each line of the Declaration of Independence, which caused some misinterpretation of their intentions when Twitter users read some of the lines out of context. This got me thinking how important it is to teach about context during literacy exercises. Quotes, especially online, can often be taken out […]
One of the more interesting collections at the Library of Congress contains the contents of Abraham Lincoln’s pockets the night of his assassination in 1865 at Ford’s Theatre, in Washington DC. Looking at these items brings up so many questions, including: Why do you imagine that he carried these items? Why was he carrying a […]
Teaching with Primary Sources Western Region presented 2 sessions at the Colorado Council for Social Studies Conference on April 14th, 2017. Connecting to Colorado’s Future Through its Past: Teaching with Primary Sources and the Colorado Encyclopedia This session highlighted our partnership with the Colorado Humanities to deliver professional development opportunities and primary source strategies and […]
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.
One of the greatest opportunities Teaching with Primary Sources gives St. Edwards University – 2010: The original intent for this grant was to train a group of teachers who could implement TPS techniques in their classrooms, and disseminate what they had learned to their communities. St. Edwards is remarkable in that they never truly stopped using their […]