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Where in the World Can I Find Primary Sources?

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Asking questions, making connections, and creating comparisons are concepts that repeat throughout the Common Core Standards. In order to compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event in history, primary source documents will be needed. But do you know where you or your students can find those? Join Melissa Edwards as she explores how to search for primary sources using the Library of Congress site as well as other possible resources.

Although not required, you may also want to view a related webinar, "How in the World Can I Use Primary Sources?," which explores how to use primary sources.


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: General
Last aired on: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 @ 6:00 PM EST
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Common Core, Tools for Student Projects
Tags: Common Core, comparisons, critical thinking, Library of Congress, Primary source documents

Reviews (24)

Full Member
This is an excellent presentation with so much information that I will rewatch in full note taking mode.
Full Member
Basic Member
Wow! As a school media specialist I got some great ideas for sharing with our social studies teachers. Thank you.
Basic Member
Really good info for research projects. Thank you!
Basic Member
Very helpful information.
Full Member
Awesome resource.
Full Member
Great resources I can add to enrich many of my units, for example, my civil rights unit.
Full Member
Thanks for the 4-1-1 Melissa.
Full Member
Basic Member
Thank you for this new learning. I will share this with educators.
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