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Research Update, September 1, 2015

I’ve been neglecting the blog lately. As I discovered the last time I maintained a blog (about 4 years ago), blogging requires dedication and consistency. Still working on that! 744 more words

Dissertation Research

How to use primary sources? Check out LOC's self-paced teacher PD

Primary sources are the raw materials of history — original documents and objects which were created at the time under study. They are different from secondary sources, accounts or interpretations of events created by someone without firsthand experience. 268 more words


History Survey Lab Notebooks

The Course:

Melissa Estes Blair

HIS 132: U.S. History since 1877

Warren Wilson College

Last Used: Spring 2015

The Audience:

The course fulfilled a general-education requirement and a major requirement for history & political science majors. 932 more words

Tip of the Week: 5 graphic organizers you're probably not using but should be

Most of you are already familiar with the idea of document analysis worksheets. These sorts of tools are perfect for scaffolding historical thinking skills for your kids. 852 more words


Teaching history through primary sources

Most of my recent posts have been about teaching Latin, so I wanted to share a thought about teaching about ancient history and cultures: it can be done very well through primary sources rather than secondary sources. 320 more words

General Reflections On Teaching

Pre-1800 American Views on Great Britain

Embedded in the Evans Early American Imprint Collection, a database of almost 5,000 items, will be found hundreds of references to American reaction against Great Britain. 86 more words

Primary Sources