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Using the Library of Congress’ Digital Primary Sources to Engage & Motivate Student Learning


Integrating digitized primary sources into lessons is stimulating for teachers, educationally sound for students, and supports local and state education goals. By clustering interpretive and analytical activities around these records and documents, teachers don’t add more to an already full curriculum, but instead enhance what already exists. Participants in the Using the Library of Congress’ Digital Primary Sources to Engage & Motivate Student Learning project will through participation in a graduate level course: become familiar with the breadth and organization of the Library of Congress' digital primary sources, understand their value in instruction, explore the relevance of and strategies for developing inquiry based learning, and create basic inquiry-based learning experiences.