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Differentiated Instruction, Vol. 2, No. 1, Winter 2009

This issue explores how teachers can use primary sources to help differentiate instruction to better meet the needs of all learners.
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Migrant agricultural worker's family

Primary Sources and Differentiated Instruction
In this feature article, the authors describe various methods for successfully differentiating instruction for all learners using primary sources.

Photograph of student, 1939

Research and Current Thinking
Summaries of and links to online resources-articles, research reports, Web sites, and white papers-that provide research and current thinking relating to the issue's theme.

Renee Van Pelt, fourth grade teacher

Teacher Spotlight
Renee Van Pelt, a fourth-grade teacher in Pinckneyville, Illinois, uses primary sources to capture students’ interest and differentiate instruction.

The Declaration of Independence

Learning Activity – Elementary Level
This activity engages students at various academic levels in examining the Declaration of Independence and introduces them to several Library of Congress online activities and resources.

Slave quarters

Learning Activity – Secondary Level
Students of all academic levels will practice higher-order thinking skills in this activity by analyzing multiple Library of Congress primary sources relating to slavery in the antebellum South.

Women’s Sphere political cartoon

TPS Quarterly Archive
Previous issues of the Teaching With Primary Sources Quarterly are available through this archive.

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