Learn How to Select Primary Sources for Elementary Students


Primary sources are essential to teaching students to engage in their learning, think critically, and construct their knowledge. The professional development workshop, “Primary Sources for Elementary,” by elementary school librarian Tom Bober, walks educators through selecting primary sources and analyzing text and images, as well as offering strategies and practical tips. While this workshop is designed for elementary educators, the content is easily transferred to those who are teaching older students. Here is a sneak peak of lesson two of the workshop, “Selecting Primary Sources.”


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About the Presenter

Tom Bober, Librarian, RM Captain Elementary, Clayton, MO
Tom Bober is a former Teacher in Residence at the Library of Congress and a Digital Public Library of America Community Rep. He has written about the use of primary sources in classrooms in Social Education magazine and the Teaching with the Library of Congress blog. Bober also presents at regional and national conferences, runs workshops, and has presented in Library of Congress webinars on a variety of strategies and topics for students’ use of primary sources in the classroom. Follow him on Twitter @CaptainLibrary.

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