Elementary Learners, Vol. 3, No. 4, Fall 2010
This issue explores how teachers can use primary sources with elementary students.
More about this issue's theme
Primary Sources and Elementary Students
In this feature article, the author describes strategies for using primary sources with students in grades K-5.
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.
Vicki Heisler, a 30-year teaching veteran in Greeley, Colorado, engages her 5th grade students with primary sources.
Learning Activity – Elementary Grades K-2
Students participate in a timed 30-second look at a historic photograph of a classroom, record and compare their observations and later re-examine the photograph to discuss similarities and differences between their classroom and this one from the past.
Learning Activity – Elementary Grades 3-5
Students analyze a Lewis Hine photograph and use their observations and imaginations to create comic strips that describe what happened just before and just after the photograph was taken.
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