Education Outreach 142 million items 650 miles of bookshelves 470 languages 22,000 items arrive daily 10,000 items added to the collection daily 19+ million items online www.loc.gov/teachers/
Education Outreach www.loc.gov/teachers/ LOC Primary Sources
Education Outreach Why Use Primary Sources Primary sources provide a window into the past……unfiltered access to the record of artistic, social, scientific and political thought and achievement during the specific period under study, produced by people who lived during that period. www.loc.gov/teachers/
Education Outreach www.loc.gov/teachers/ Bringing young people into close contact with these unique, often profoundly personal, documents and objects can give them a very real sense of what it was like to be alive during a long-past era.
Education Outreach Why Use Primary Sources www.loc.gov/teachers/ Engage Learners Relate Encourage research Make events real Develop Critical Thinking State standards support critical analysis Often incomplete, no context Analysis process: observations to making inferences Question bias, purpose, point of view Construct Knowledge Confront complexity of past Form reasoned conclusions based on evidence Construct content knowledge from process
Education Outreach www.loc.gov/teachers/ Many opportunities for professional development…
Education Outreach www.loc.gov/teachers/ Choose from 13 activities to build your own pd…
Education Outreach www.loc.gov/teachers/ Take a self-paced interactive module…
Education Outreach www.loc.gov/teachers/ Ohio Connection: Teaching With Primary Sources Johanna Moyer, Ph.D. Department of History, Miami University http://www.ham.muohio.edu/tah4/loc_1/index.htm#lessons Megan Woods, State Coordinator, National History Day www.ohiohistoryday.org Dr. Anne Abate Southwest Ohio and Neighboring Libraries Regional Library System http://www.swonlibraries.org
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