Teaching with Primary Sources - Building a National History Day Project Using the Library of Congress

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:00am CDT

Jennifer Core (Tennessee Historical Society) explains what National History Day is, the different submission categories, and tips on how your students can succeed on a national competitive level.

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am CDT

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.

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm CDT

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.

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm CDT

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.

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm CDT

Jennifer Core dives into what makes a good National History Day project, shows 2018 judging rubric examples, and how a project all ties elements together.

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