Understanding Goal Understanding Goal

How do primary sources challenge and inspire our memory, reason, and imagination?

Knowledge

  • Primary sources are an integral part of student learning experiences.
  • Learning goals, activities, and primary sources are interdependent.
  • Primary sources are used within a historical context.

Skills

  • Analyze what kind of student understanding a primary source learning activity reveals.
  • Analyze Lesson Plan ideas in terms of established criteria.

Assessment

  • Open Lab Checklist
  • Evaluation of Lesson Plans conducted by self, peers and instructors. Self-evaluation of growth in ability to use the Library of Congress Web site.

Investigative Question Investigative Question

How can primary sources be used as assessment tools to both reveal and further student understanding?

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  1. Model Activities

    Analyze Model Activity:

  2. Search Strategy

    Performance tasks

  3. Patron Actions

    What is your purpose for visiting the Library of Congress today?

    • Visitor - Complete Library of Congress research needed for Lesson Plan(s).
    • Researcher - Complete Library of Congress research needed for Lesson Plan(s).
    • Docent - Complete Library of Congress research needed for Lesson Plan(s).

    Performance tasks

    • Create primary source-based Lesson Plan(s) for students reflecting the Collection criteria.
  4. Exit Card
  5. Follow-up Activity

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