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How in the World Can I Use Primary Sources?

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Once you've found the primary source documents you need, do you know how you might use them in your classroom? In this webinar, we will look at a list of questions you can use to get students really looking at the documents and critically thinking about where the documents came from, who created the documents, how the documents were intended to be used, and how they compare to secondary sources. Join Melissa Edwards as she discusses ways to encourage students to begin asking questions about the documents. In addition, she will show a few quick ways to promote and assess critical thinking and analysis skills using these primary source documents.

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


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: General
Last aired on: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 @ 4:30 PM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Tools for Student Projects
Tags: comparisons, critical thinking, Library of Congress, Primary source documents, primary sources, research

Reviews (22)

Full Member
Great presentation with great ideas on finding primary sources and ideas on how to use them in your classroom. She also goes in detail of defining a primary source for those who are unsure.
Full Member
Great info on primary sources!
Full Member
I honestly had not thought much about primary sources before. Great info. Thank you.
Basic Member
Great presentation
Basic Member
Great ideas!
Basic Member
Thank you for the information and resources
Basic Member
Wonderful. Thank you for sharing this information.
Basic Member
Thanks for the great information
Full Member
Thanks Melissa for explaining what is a primary resource. And...again for stating the difference between a primary resource and a secondary resource. Great webinar!
Full Member
Great Resources! Thanks
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