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A workshop on teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress. This workshop focused on the Woman's Suffrage movement in the United States. The workshop has been split into three parts for the website. This is part one covering concepts and demonstrations. Please also see part two covering teaching strategies and group participation, and the lecture on the history of the Suffrage movement by Dr. Nancy Schurr, both shown separately.

Kira Duke guides teachers through the Teaching with Primary Sources website, pointing out resources teachers can use in the classroom and where to find starting point topics for students' National History Day projects.

Switching gears, Kira Duke takes a tour through the new Library of Congress website, highlighting sections like "Today in History", "Blog: Teaching with the Library of Congress", and "Teacher Resources" all with resources already prepared for your classroom use. There's also a demonstration of how to filter for specific media types (i.e. Photos, Maps, Audio or Video Recordings, Newspapers, Legislation, etc.) and more hidden features of the website.

Kira Duke leads a discussion on how using Primary Sources can help develop critical thinking skills with examples to get students in the mindset of a particular time-frame.

[Part 2 of 4]

Kira Duke and Dr. Stacey Graham continue guiding teachers through examining Primary Sources from the Library of Congress.

In this "Evaluating Sources" Activity, the teachers are divided into groups and given opposing views from Howard Zinn, Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen. Utilizing critical thinking and Primary Sources, teachers discover not only the political bias, but search to find commonality between views.

[Part 1 of 4]

Kira Duke and Dr. Stacey Graham guide teachers through examining Primary Sources from the Library of Congress. Teachers develop both open-ended and close-ended questions (based on Writing Prompts and Primary Sources) and discuss the advantages and challenges students may run into in a classroom learning environment.

Kira Duke and Dr. Stacey Graham continue guiding teachers through a workshop examining Primary Sources from the Library of Congress.

The "Research in Team" Activity shows teachers taking on individualized roles in groups examining Primary Sources. Each member scaffolds the research process - ending with group presentations.

Dr. Graham leads teachers through the re-designed Library of Congress website; showing teachers digital exhibits ready for use in the classroom and how Primary Resources can lead to other resources.
The day wraps up a discussion activity with questions students might have in the classroom and how to answer them.

Emancipation was a major step in the journey African Americans made from slavery toward freedom during and after the Civil War. In this program teachers will learn how to use primary sources such as political cartoons, photography and music to help students understand emancipation and how the transition from slavery to freedom changed the idea of citizenship in America. The program will feature classroom teachers using primary sources effectively with their students.

This webcast explores Progressive Era collections and resources available through the Library of Congress Website, demonstrates how to use a selection of primary sources from these collections with your students, and provides supporting materials for using primary sources in the classroom.

Prepare your students for the upcoming election by taking a look at previous presidential elections in the U.S. Primary sources and other resources from the Library of Congress website will be discussed, along with ideas for using these resources in your classroom.

Kira Duke shows teachers how to make history more interactive by viewing past images through a historical lens. Utilizing photos and worksheets developed by the Library of Congress teachers build critical thinking skills in their students that carry beyond the History classroom.

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What strategies did teachers learn? What primary sources did they discover, both from the Library of Congress and in their own communities? This webcast answers these questions and more about teachers' experiences during the 2012 Civil War Summer Institute presented by Teaching with Primary Sources Across Tennessee. Staff members will be joined in studio by institute participants, and video from institute activities will illustrate the in-depth learning experiences exploring the institute theme, "Occupation."

What strategies did teachers learn? What primary sources did they discover, both from the Library of Congress and in their own communities? This webcast answers these questions and more about teachers' experiences during the 2011 Civil War Summer Institute presented by Teaching with Primary Sources Across Tennessee. Staff members will be joined in studio by institute participants, and video from institute activities will illustrate the in-depth learning experiences exploring the institute theme, "Divided Tennessee."

hat strategies did teachers learn? What primary sources did they discover, both from the Library of Congress and in their own communities? This webcast answers these questions and more about teachers' experiences during the 2011 Civil War Summer Institute presented by Teaching with Primary Sources Across Tennessee. Staff members will be joined in studio by institute participants, and video from institute activities will illustrate the in-depth learning experiences exploring the institute theme, "Divided Tennessee."

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