Using Primary Sources in the Social Studies Classroom

The research is clear!

The use of primary sources as an instructional tool in the social studies classroom will engage students, encourage high levels of learning and raise test scores. But with so much to do and so little time, how can teachers know what strategies and resources work best?

Join other social studies teachers to find the answer to that question. As a certified state standards trainer and with experience working with Social Studies School Services and Teacher Created Materials trainers, Glenn will share both online and print materials with you and provide specific examples of how to use those resources with your students.

You will leave with ideas that can be used immediately in your classroom and the skills needed to begin developing your own activities.

Presentation Handouts & Resources
Presentation at Slideshare
DBQs - Fall 2014
DBQ handouts

Social Studies Central Primary Sources page

Workshop Resources

PBS List of Boston Massacre witnesses
Captain Preston's Boston Massacre account
Anonymous Boston Massacre account
Historical Scene Investigation
Making Sense of Evidence
Document Based Analysis Worksheets

National Archives Digital Classroom
NARA: Teaching with Documents
Library of Congress Teachers Page
Library of Congress American Memory
Digital Vaults
Kansas Memory
Our Documents
Newspaper Archive

America's Story from America's Library (Library of Congress)
University of Kansas Document Links
Picturing Modern America

Making Sense of Films
NARA for Teachers
National History Day
National Council for the Social Studies Teaching with Documents
Google Earth resources

Pearl Harbor examples

Naval dispatch
Man on the Street interviews
Chart of Pearl Harbor on Google Earth

National Council for the Social Studies
Marco Polo
History Matters
History and Politics Outloud

Wayback Machine
Smithsonian Institute for Educators
Internet History Sourcebook Project
National Park Service / Links to the Past
Teaching & Learning with Historical Documents

Reading, Writing and Researching History
NCSS Notable Books

Citing Electronic Information in History Papers
Columbia Guide to Online Style
Online! A Reference Guide to Using Internet Resources

Evernote tutorial


Teaching History with Technology
Center for History and New Media
Using Primary Sources with Students
Center for History and the New Media
Teaching History with Technology
Best of History Web Sites
Documents For The Study Of American History
Teaching History
Thinking Historically Matters
Primary Source Learning
Historical Scene Investigation
Picturing Modern America 1880-1920 
Reading Like a Historian Curriculum