TPS Western Region 2017 Summer Institute – Collaborating on Primary Source Lesson Plans

Teaching social studies is about learning critical thinking and analysis skills, understanding and utilizing evidence, identifying perspective and bias, and becoming an engaged citizen and active listener. Content is ubiquitous and students can access historical content anywhere with an internet connection from their smartphone or computer. Historical thinking skills are not just for historians, but […]

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 […]