Spring is here and with it comes an array of workshops across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as part of our Teaching with Primary Sources program. Each workshop focuses on an inquiry-based strategy for using the rich resources available for free on the Library of Congress website to teach critical thinking skills based in the Common Core State Standards. Here is a look at what we’ll be up to in the coming months:
Lessons in Motion: Using Audio, Video and Images from the Library of Congress (K-12 Teachers)This workshop focuses on highlighting the wide array of multimedia gems available online at the Library of Congress and developing strategies for using them in the classroom to advance content area literacy and Common Core skills.
- April 8 (9am to 3pm) at NERC in Sturbridge (Massachusetts). There is still time to register for the NERC Conference, April 8-10, 2013
- August 9 (8:30am to 3pm) at the Collaborative for Educational Services in Northampton (Massachusetts)
Self-Evident Truths: Persuasive Writing and the Common CoreThis workshop focuses on using primary sources from the Revolutionary and Constitutional Period in American History to teach persuasive writing in Grades 3-8, providing proven practical strategies, resources and tools to make this difficult topic engaging and interesting.
- August 7 (8:30am to 3pm) at the Collaborative for Educational Services in Northampton (Massachusetts)
- June 27 through August 1 (9am to 3:30pm)
Email us if you have any questions, are interested in any of these workshops, or if you would like to have us develop a workshop for your school or district!