Inquiry with primary sources

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This PPT was presented March 2011 at the New York State Council for Social Studies conference.

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Inquiry with primary sources

  1. 1. Cathi Franchino [email_address] Susan Allen [email_address]
  2. 3. Session Goals <ul><li>Engage in some simple thought-provoking activities using Library of Congress digitized primary sources as the impetus for critical thinking, questioning and inquiry process strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize the Stripling inquiry thinking model in a non-linear manner with a variety of topics </li></ul><ul><li>Experience engagement in inquiry with a variety of primary source formats (photographs, voice recordings, motion pictures, song sheets, music, print materials, etc.) </li></ul>
  3. 6. <ul><li>Connect </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What do I see? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What words do I recognize </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How is the information arranged on the page? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do I know about this from previous experiences? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Begin to capture the students’ imaginations and arouse their curiosity. </li></ul>http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.rbc/rbpe.11801000
  4. 7. WONDER <ul><li>Develop “I wonder” questions </li></ul><ul><li>What do you notice first? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s happening in the cartoon? </li></ul><ul><li>What, if any, words do you see? </li></ul>http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/primarysourcesets/veterans/pdf/jungle.pdf /
  5. 8. INVESTIGATE <ul><li>Read primary and secondary sources to create a framework for understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Identify point of view, purpose, authenticity of initial source </li></ul><ul><li>Make inferences </li></ul><ul><li>Interpret evidence </li></ul>http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/ lcmp002 . m2a10987
  6. 9. <ul><li>Organize </li></ul><ul><li>Categorize </li></ul><ul><li>Compare </li></ul><ul><li>Draw Conclusions </li></ul>CONSTRUCT Work with the facts that have been identified to build new understanding
  7. 10. Writing Speaking Drawing
  8. 11. What strategies were successful? Which would you use again? How did others tackle the challenge?
  9. 15. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.rbc/holmes.17584
  10. 16. <ul><li>Journal Article on using primary sources with elementary students </li></ul><ul><li>Look up resources by standard </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmark and share primary sources </li></ul><ul><li>New look to Lesson Plans </li></ul>

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