Washington

Middle School

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Olympia, WA 98501
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Exploring Primary Sources


What are primary sources:

·         Students:  http://memory.loc.gov/learn/lessons/psources/source.html 

·         Teachers:  http://www.earlyamerica.com/earlyamerica/howto.html 

How do I use primary sources in the classroom:

·         http://learning.loc.gov/learn/lessons/fw.html 

·         http://lcweb2.loc.gov/learn/lessons/97/firsthand/main.html 

·         http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/primsrce.html 

 

 

Research about the best way to use primary sources:

·         Check out the National History Education Clearinghouse:

      http://teachinghistory.org/best-practices 

*For Elementary, or low level readers: http://teachinghistory.org/issues-and-research/research-briefs/19570 

*Middle School:  http://teachinghistory.org/issues-and-research/research-briefs/19392 

 

 

Ideas on how to help guide the experience in your classroom:

 

·         http://teachinghistory.org/teaching-materials/ask-a-master-teacher

·         http://www.sdst.org/shs/library/questions.html 

Ways to organize primary source information:

 

·         http://anza.uoregon.edu/TeachersWWW/Gather_model.html

·         http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/worksheets/

 

 

 How Do I Cite Primary Sources?

 

Where to Find Primary Sources

 

 

Major Collections:

          

            http://www.digitalvaults.org/# National Archives Experience Digital Vaults

·         http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/browse/index.html

·         http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/explore/dgexplore.cfm?topic=history

·         http://www.archives.gov/historical-docs/

·         http://content.lib.washington.edu

·         http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/

·         http://teachinghistory.org/history-content/featured-website-reviews

 

               

Document Collections:

·         http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/browse/ListSome.php?format=Manuscript

·         http://www.ourdocuments.gov/index.php?flash=true&

·         http://avalon.law.yale.edu/default.asp

·         http://www.trlib.org/ref-db-menu.htm#Genealogy (Heritage Quest)

Map Collections:

·         http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/browse/ListSome.php?format=Map

·         http://www.trlib.org/ref-db-menu.htm#Maps (Sanborn Maps)

Newspaper and Magazine Collections:

·         http://www.loc.gov/chroniclingamerica/index.html

·         http://www.secstate.wa.gov/history/newspapers.aspx

·         http://www.time.com/time/archive

·         http://www.harpweek.com/default.asp

·         http://www.trlib.org/mags.htm

Music & Audio Collections:

·         http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/browse/ListSome.php?format=Motion+Picture

·         http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/browse/ListSome.php?format=Sound+Recording

·         http://www.contemplator.com/america

·         http://www.lib.unc.edu/music/eam/index.html

 

Image & Objects Collections:

·         http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/browse/ListSome.php?format=Photograph

·         http://picturingamerica.neh.gov

·         http://www.nga.gov/collection/index.shtm

·         http://www.photographymuseum.com/exhibits.html

·        https://repository.duke.edu/dc/adaccess

·         http://americanhistory.si.edu/index.cfm

·         http://www.metmuseum.org/toah

·         http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/