primary sources

Assignment

A classroom activity and lesson plan for first-year students. Your students will learn to differentiate between different categories of items -- such as Popular/Scholarly, or Primary/Secondary/Tertiary -- by playing this fun and easy game.

Assignment

In this activity, students learn how to locate and select appropriate primary sources for their assignment using library guides (libguides) and the library databases list. Students then analyze an example primary source to improve their primary sources literacy.

Teaching Resource

Ideas for embedding library instruction into courses. Includes a section for online learning.

Teaching Resource

Research relevant to the classroom use of primary sources from the Teaching Primary Source Consortium Group and the Educational Development Center.

Teaching Resource

Lesson plans & lesson plan reviews, exercises, standards by state, reviews of primary source/history sites.

Assignment

This assignment is designed to encourage students in introductory-level religious studies classes to check the assumptions they bring to the subject matter and to develop their critical inquiry skills in this area through close examination of primary text passages. The primary textual sources used may be contemporary or historical, depending on the course context.