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Developing Inquiry with DPLA Primary Source Sets

February 21, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm EST

Led by high school history teachers Kerry Dunne and Adena Barnette, this webinar presentation will introduce participants to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and, specifically, DPLA’s new Primary Source Sets resource. DPLA is a free, nonprofit national digital library that brings together cultural heritage materials from libraries, archives, and museums across the country. In the last year, DPLA has worked with a team of educators, including Dunne and Barnette, to design and create 100 Primary Source Sets on topics in US History, American Literature, Art History, and more, which draw on the vast and diverse primary sources found in DPLA—from newsreel footage to historical maps to oral histories and photographs.

The presenters will introduce participants to this rich trove of free, curated, vetted classroom-ready resources as well as demonstrated techniques and strategies for creative classroom implementation that supports differentiation for diverse learners, cross-curricular learning, and C3-driven inquiry-based analysis. By the end of the session, attendees will be able to navigate the core components and features of the DPLA Primary Source Sets and understand how to find and use a DPLA Primary Source Set or individual primary source in an upcoming US History, World History, American Literature, or Contemporary Issues lesson or unit.

Presenters: Adena Barnette, Jackson County School District, Ripley High School, Ripley, WV; and Kerry Dunne, Weston Public Schools, Weston, MA

Registration Fee: $20 NCSS members / $40 NCSS nonmembers

Event Location: 
Online