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A Pocketful of History

--Sherry L. Field and Linda D. Labbo
Read a biography. Then examine "pocket contents." In Lincoln's vest pocket? A draft for a speech, theater tickets, and a photograph of his family, among other items. "Artifacts" are suggested for the pockets of Benito Juarez (president of Mexico), Grandma Moses (artist), Mary McLeod Bethune (black educator), and others.

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Teaching About Elections During a Presidential Election Year

Pull-out from Social Studies and the Young Learner. Includes list of children's books about elections. 

 

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Life in a Box: Interpreting Primary Sources and Developing a Hypothesis

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
11:15am to 12:15pm
Students examine primary source clues and use the inquiry process to discover the identity of a person or event. Accessible to all students and designed to engage diverse learners.

Primary Source to Practice: See What Works in our Classroom!

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
11:15am to 12:15pm
Be inspired to integrate primary sources and inquiry. This presentation highlights the use of literature, oral histories, images, and simple strategies that can be used across the curriculum.

Let Freedom Ring: Students Can Become Detectives in K-8 Classrooms

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Use Library of Congress inquiry strategies to show your students how to become "history detectives" using primary sources and technology.

Kid Citizen: Elementary Grade Apps on Congress and Civic Participation

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Explore app episodes designed for young children that foster engaging inquiry with primary sources. See templates for teachers to develop content for digital exploration.

Learning the Intergenerational Way: Bringing Older Adults into the Classroom

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
9:15am to 10:15am
Civic identity is founded on relationships. Inviting older adults into classrooms to share and learn with students is easy and powerful. Come learn about the Bridges Together curricula suite.

Hoovervilles, Jalopies, and Riding the Rails: Investigating the Great Depression Through Primary Sources

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Teaching and Learning about the U.S. President: Activities for an Election Year

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