Connecting students to their world by making them curators of primary sources they select themselves.

by Michelle Pearson

Grades 6-8

In these videos, I share some strategies around the use of authentic primary sources in the classroom as a way to enable students to curate knowledge.

Part One: Introduction

In part one of the workshop, I share some resources and strategies for activating primary materials in the classroom.

Part Two: Looking Closely

In part two of the workshop, I use panoramic photos to get participants to carefully examine and report on what they see.

Part Three: Making Meaning

In part three of the workshop, I ask participants to use what they’ve identified in the primary sources, then use that to extrapolate meaning.