Wednesday, March 2 - 5:00 PM
Library of Congress: Books as Hooks to Primary Sources
Gail Petri - Education Resource Specialist
Library of Congress
Learn creative ways to connect literature with primary sources. Browse primary source sets and activities from the Teacher page. Explore www.loc.gov and search, save, and create your own sets from its vast collections. Share your findings and begin using books as hooks to primary sources with your students.
Objectives: • Teachers become familiar with the breadth and organization of the Library of Congress’ digital primary sources, understand their value in instruction. • Participants will learn what primary sources are and understand their value in teaching • How to locate and navigate the Library of Congress Web site • How to access, save and present primary sources from the Library of Congress’ Web site • Gain a foundational understanding of effective instructional practices for teaching with primary sources
Outline of Workshop: • A slide show showcasing LOC primary sources (running while the audience gets settled). • An introductory interactive activity modeling books as hooks strategy • A brief orientation overview tour of the LOC Web site. • A dozen “book talks” representing a variety of historical eras with suggested connections to primary source materials (photographs, documents, manuscripts, newspapers, maps, audio and sound files, cybercasts, educational activities, lesson plans. • Participants will select a book title and search, save and create a primary source set related to the selected book. • Audience will share their findings with the group.
Strand: Teacher Librarian
Audience: All Audiences
Expertise: All levels
Workshop Type: Bring Your Own Equipment