Level I–Participants gain strategies for using primary sources to help students engage in learning, develop critical thinking skills and build content knowledge.
- Justify conclusions about whether a source is primary or secondary depending upon the time or topic under study.
- Describe examples of the benefits of teaching with primary sources.
- Analyze a primary source using Library of Congress tools
- Access teaching tools and primary sources from loc.gov/teachers
- Identify key considerations for selecting primary sources for instructional use (for example, student needs and interests, teaching goals, etc.)
- Access primary sources and teaching resources from loc.gov for instructional use
- Analyze a set of related primary sources in order to identify multiple perspectives
- Facilitate a primary source analysis using Library of Congress tools
- Demonstrate how primary sources can support at least one teaching strategy (for example, literacy, inquiry-based learning, historical thinking, etc.)
- Create a primary source-based activity that helps students engage in learning, develop critical thinking skills and construct knowledge
|Delivery Options:||Face-to-face, online, or blended|
Topic, location, length of workshop
|Cost:||FREE of charge for general professional development or possible licensing renewal credit|
|Graduate Credit:||Optional (up to 2 hours), paid at per credit-hour rate, awarded through other Colorado universities|
Upon completion of Level I , you earn:
- Up to $150 in online funds for acquiring classroom-ready primary source material.
- A USB flash drive with Library of Congress and TPS-Colorado materials for use in the classroom.
- A Level I certificate of completion.
- Optional graduate credit – additional work required.
Please see the calendar for dates, times and locations.