Elementary Educator's Guide to Primary Sources: Strategies for Teaching, 1st Edition

  • Tom Bober
  • Published By: Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN-10: 1440863873
  • ISBN-13: 9781440863875
  • DDC: 372.190973
  • 184 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released March 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Many elementary school librarians and teachers want to incorporate primary sources into their lessons but struggle with how to do it. Whether you are starting from the beginning, have used strategies that didn't seem to work, or were underwhelmed by others' suggestions, this book shows you how you can successfully supplement and deepen your students' learning with primary sources. Focusing on proven strategies for elementary students, the book’s four sections each demonstrate the strategies through real-world examples of student work. The first three parts explore the three major considerations for using primary sources, strategies for analyzing primary sources, effectively using primary sources to teach different subject areas, and special considerations for different primary source formats. In the final part, the author shares tips he has learned after years of bringing primary sources into his elementary school that will ensure success in students' primary source analysis.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: An Introduction to Primary Sources.
2: Analyzing Primary Sources in the Elementary Grades.
3: Selecting Primary Sources.
4: Connecting Primary Sources to Content Curriculum.
5: Assuring Success with Primary Source Analysis: Teacher Tips.
Primary Source References.
About the Author.