TPS Western Region Presents at Colorado Council for Social Studies Conference

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 […]

Question Writer: Quick Primary Source Inquiry Activity

We digest much of our information by viewing pictures, illustrations, and videos. “Question Writer” helps learners think critically about the world around them by learning to ask purposeful questions. The Question Writer Activity is a shortened version of the Question Formulation Technique from the Right Question Institute, and is engaging for all ages and skills […]

CCIRA Workshop: Using Primary Sources to Teach Literacy and Engage Learners

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 […]