Anne Marie Walter from Mars Hill University, program partner for the Library of Congress, took time to make some school visits here in Davidson County. Anne Marie worked with school librarians and groups of students doing model lessons analyzing primary sources. She visited:
Why primary sources?
Primary sources are the raw materials of history — original documents and objects which were created at the time under study. They are different from secondary sources, accounts or interpretations of events created by someone without firsthand experience.
Examining primary sources gives students a powerful sense of history and the complexity of the past. Helping students analyze primary sources can also guide them toward higher-order thinking and better critical thinking and analysis skills. Primary sources:
For access to primary source sets (including lesson plans) from the Library of Congress, click here:
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