The Educational Outreach division develops and delivers teaching materials and programs to make the Librarys unparalleled collections of primary sources
visible, accessible and easy for K-12 teachers to integrate into the classroom.
Librarians will find this website to be an excellent springboard for activities focusing on primary sources
, history, and culture.
They discuss the context of archival literacy, including past and current movements to integrate primary sources
into educational settings, specific user groups, teaching methods, and assessment techniques; teaching with archives, including planning and instructional design; and connecting students of all levels with primary sources
, with discussion of the level of involvement of archivists, partnering with teachers and faculty members, choosing material, and assessment.
Special online exhibits offer landing page access to primary sources
on popular topics.
Learning about Primary Sources
(Media Literacy for Kids)
capture the flavor of the period in which they were written, and they often provide compelling details that only eyewitnesses to history could know.
A veritable trove of artifacts has been left behind documenting the history of the United States, and Gale brings a representative sample together in their American Eras: Primary Sources
Part of a series that presents primary sources
from different periods of pre-twentieth century American history, this volume contains classic and lesser-known primary sources
from the Civil War and Reconstruction era, 1860-1877.
An Overview of the American Civil War Through Primary Sources
The most beneficial way to help students understand a particular time period is to share with them an abundance of primary sources
16-19), this lesson uses primary sources
on both sides of the struggle to help students understand the battle for gender equality.
Where can they find good primary sources
with the evidence they need?