New Primary Source Sets for Education

If you’ve not visited the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) in a while, you really should take a look.   The DPLA just released its second group of Primary Source Sets about topics in US history, literature, and culture, along with new features for navigating this growing project. DPLA

DPLA Primary Source Sets are designed to help students develop their critical thinking skills by exploring topics in history, literature, and culture through primary sources.

Each set includes an overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to related resources, and a teaching guide.

These are a fantastic way to use primary source materials as you continue to create your blended learning courses, and engage your students in their own inquiry, discovery and making sense of their findings.


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The MAME Spring Seminar: Teaching with Primary Sources and Your Library


The Michigan Association for Media in Education (MAME) welcomes you to attend their Spring Seminar on Saturday, May 2nd at the Kent ISD. This great hands-on seminar with the Library of Congress will unlock an abundance of resources they have to offer!

When used effectively, primary sources can open a world of possibilities in the classroom. When students have opportunities to approach sources as historians do, history becomes an art and a mystery — rather than a series of lifeless facts. Join us in learning tips and strategies for using Primary Sources in all curricula.

The mission of the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program is to: build awareness of the Library’s educational initiatives; provide content that promotes the effective educational use of the Library’s resources; and offer access to and promote sustained use of the Library’s educational resources.

Our Presenter, Judy Bee, is the Associate Director for the Teaching with Primary Sources Midwest Region at Illinois State University funded by the Library of Congress. She educates certified and pre-service teachers, media specialists, librarians and college faculty on how to integrate primary sources into standards-based activities and lessons.  She is currently working toward a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration with a focus on effective professional development. She earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Saint Xavier University.  She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and is certified in K-9 education.  She has twenty-three years of teaching experience and has taught grades Pre-K through 16. 

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