“Teaching with Primary Sources + Boundless Resources = Boundless Potential.” Library of Congress’s Teaching with Primary Sources Program.
In 2012, GHS received a grant from the Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Eastern Region at Waynesburg University to promote the use of primary sources in Georgia’s classrooms. TPS Eastern Region asked GHS and two other grantees with interdisciplinary projects to present on a panel at NCSS. Our panel discussion centered around the potential for primary sources to teach content and literacy across multiple disciplines. Use the links below to learn more about the projects discussed during the panel session:
- Georgia Historical Society : “Opening America’s Archives: Using Primary Sources Across Disciplines.”
- Eastern Suffolk BOCES: “Primary Source Documents: Enhancing the Common Core Curriculum Across Disciplines.“ (scroll down to find the project on the New York page.)
- Montgomery County Community College: “Teaching Environmental Economic Thinking with Primary Sources.” (scroll down to find the project on the Pennsylvania page.)
If you have not been on the Library of Congress Teacher’s Page recently, you will want to investigate some of their new resources. If your school has ipads, you will want to download the Library’s new free Student Discovery Sets. If you have any difficulty navigating the Library of Congress website looking for classroom resources, please reach out to me for tips and ideas. You are always welcome to email or call at firstname.lastname@example.org or 912-651-2125, ext. 152.