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Library of Congress Primary Sources Workshop

It's Elementary:  Teaching with Primary Sources - 2011

Teachers from across the state spent four days in July at the Kansas Historical Society learning how to use the resources of the Historical Society, the Library of Congress, and American Memory.  Instructors for the workshop were Dr. Darla Mallein and Amanda Schaefer (Emporia State University), Lucinda Evans (Professional Development coordinator, American Institute for History Education), Don Gifford (KSDE Education Program Consultant for History, Civics, Geography, and Economics) and staff from the Education Outreach division of the Kansas Historical Society. Watch for information about the next Library of Congress and Kansas Historical Society primary source workshop.

Dr. Mallein instructs participants on the basics of the Library of Congress websiteLucinda Evans discussing how to use primary sources to increase reading levels







Learning to use the Library of Congress website and American Memory

KSDE Social Studies Consultant Don Gifford explains Common Core Standards to the participants.








Examining artifacts

Making history come alive with artifacts







Discussing a mind map as a primary source organizer150 Things I Love About Kansas mindmap







Pair share activity with primary sourcesSome of the participants who have learned to change students' views of history








Working on individual lesson plansGreat lesson planning underway