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Using Electronic Primary Source Documents on the Library of Congress Website to Improve the Teaching of Social Studies
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, Nichols School, United States ; , Niagara University, United States ; , Nichols School, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

With the advent of the Library of Congress website, teachers and students have had access to millions of digitized documents (manuscripts, diaries, maps, photographs, etc.). With this innovation, students can now use their own critical thinking skills to analyze and interpret historical documents rather than relying on others to interpret history for them. The purpose of this presentation is to develop participants' knowledge of the Library of Congress website (www.loc.gov) which houses over seven million electronic primary source documents, teacher resources, and lesson plans developed by practicing teachers utilizing the primary source documents. In addition, we intend provide suggestions and insights from our experience in integrating the use of this website into a teacher preparation course which focuses on the effective teaching of social studies.

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Rech-Rockwell, M., Dutt-Doner, K. & Allen, S. (2003). Using Electronic Primary Source Documents on the Library of Congress Website to Improve the Teaching of Social Studies. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3113-3115). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 19, 2020 from .

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