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Browse Blog - primary sources

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Anthony Pellegrino: Let the Music Play!...in Our Classrooms

Teach with punk, hip hop, and classic rock with these suggestions from teacher educator Anthony Pellegrino. [...] »

Joe Jelen on Document Cameras

You don't have a smartboard, but overheard projectors aren't quite flexible enough for you. What to do? High-school teacher Joe Jelen introduces the document camera. [...] »

Elizabeth Schaefer on the Interactive Declaration of Independence

Eighth-grade U.S. history teacher Elizabeth Schaefer "warps" the Declaration of Independence into the future with interactives from the Library of Congress. [...] »

National Archives Launches DocsTeach

Choose from more than 3,000 primary sources and seven activity modules to make your own interactive online lessons. [...] »

Elizabeth Schaefer on the Impact of 9/11 in the Classroom

Eighth-grade U.S. history teacher Elizabeth Schaefer introduces students to interview techniques and historical thinking with a lesson on 9/11. [...] »

Patents as Primary Sources

Patents as primary sources? These documents can give your students clues to development of U.S. science, technology, business, and social concerns. [...] »

Historical Thinking Poster!

Looking for ways to promote thoughtful, critical reading of primary and secondary sources in the classroom? [...] »

Teaching about Vietnam

The topic is broad and multifaceted; online materials abound. [...] »

Bookmark This! America, the Story of Us on History Channel

America, the Story of Us: not your typical history documentary. [...] »

Bringing Primary Sources into the Classroom

H.S.I: Historical Themes Investigation guides students and teachers through document analysis. [...] »