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Pre-readings and materials for Teaching with Primary Sources workshop participants.

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Pre-workshop readings and materials

In preparation for your workshop, please complete two short assignments for you to familiarize yourself with the Library of Congress and teaching with primary sources. 

  1. View “Finding Primary Sources” and “Supporting Inquiry with Primary Sources.”
  2. Read Stripling's Model of Inquiry

We look forward to working together soon and remember to bring your computer! 


Want more?  Free teacher resources are available!

  • Teach current events?  Or want ideas of how?  Check out Current Context and its teaching blog.  
  • Need ides for English Learner support?  We've authored model lessons for the California Department of Education.  
  • Teaching units, professional learning, and more can be found here.  

*Content created and featured in partnership with the TPS program does not indicate an endorsement by the Library of Congress.

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