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Power Packed Primary Sources for the Classroom

July 24, 2019 ♦ 6:00pm - 7:30pm ET

Session Description: Transform your students into historians and model digital citizens across all subject areas as they analyze and learn from primary sources. Primary sources are the puzzle pieces of real-world evidence that students can use to learn about historical events, people, and everyday life. They are newspapers, photographs, documents, maps, oral histories, and more. Working with primary sources allows students to explore and eventually form their own questions and their own conclusions. Participants will review primary source formats and identify where you can find them online. Participants will also learn various strategies for curating and selecting age and ability-appropriate primary sources and designing activities that encourage students to analyze, evaluate, think critically, and use deductive reasoning skills. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

As a result of this session teachers will:

      1. Review what primary sources are and where to find them online;
      2. Learn various teaching strategies for selecting and using age and ability appropriate primary sources in the classroom; and
      3. Plan for the use of primary sources in your educational setting.

Applicable ISTE Standards for Educators (2017)*: 1A; 1B; 3B; 5B; 6D

* The text of these standards is copyrighted. Please read the full text at the ISTE Standards page.

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Certificates: The certificates for this session were emailed 8/3/19 at 1:25 PM to registrants that actively participated in all required tasks throughout the session and completed the session evaluation survey within 1 week.