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Project-Based Learning, Vol. 3, No. 2, Spring 2010

This issue explores how teachers can use primary sources to enrich students’ project-based learning experiences.
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Detail of 'Carrying-in' boy in Alexandria Glass Factory, Alexandria, Va

Primary Sources and Project-Based Learning
In this feature article, the author describes how to support a project-based learning experience with 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.

Connie Lawson, a fourth grade teacher

Teacher Spotlight
Connie Lawson, a fourth grade teacher in South Pittsburgh, Tennessee, uses primary sources to enrich students’ project-based learning.

Detail from map of Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania, 1897

Learning Activity – Elementary Level
In this activity, students analyze their local community’s streets, buildings and other aspects of its “built environment” using a historic map. Intended to introduce a larger unit of study, the activity includes a variety of project-based learning extension ideas.

Don't Bite the Hand That's Feeding You by Jimmie Morgan

Learning Activity – Secondary Level
In this activity, students analyze sheet music and a variety of other immigration-themed primary sources. Intended to introduce a larger unit of study, the activity includes a variety of project-based learning extension ideas.

Children reading

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

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