Saturday, July 04, 2009

The Library of Congress offers Teachers Independence from Textbooks

To all my US teacher readers and subscribers: Happy 4th of July!

Here's a remarkable little project you could share with your students. It's a draft edit of the Declaration of Independence straight from the Library of Congress; and, in sort of faux-Diigo form, it allows students to think about and choose how they would have submitted the final draft of the text.

It's a poignant little exercise and it's one of many many many pieces of the LOC's new 'Teaching with Primary Sources' project.

The project was presented during NECC this year and features both primary source based lessons and themed resources, as well as primary source sets on everything from the history of the Dust Bowl to the history of Baseball.

The Library of Congress: Doing it's Part to Offer Teachers Independence from Textbooks.

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