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Historical primary sources can support learning that is grounded in authentic, open-ended problems of today. Join educators for a discussion about teaching with primary sources as part of a sustained inquiry process throughout which youth share learning, solutions, and products beyond the classroom. Guests discussed the questions about matching primary sources with problem- and project-based learning. The conversation also pointed to specific resources and teaching strategies available from the Library of Congress.

This hangout was produced in support of Letters to the Next President 2.0, a project engaging youth in civic participation on issues and topics that matter to them in the US Presidential Election. It was also co-streamed at connectedlearning.tv.

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During the broadcast, the conversation also took place on Twitter using the hashtags #2nextprez or #connectedlearning and via the Chat Roll feature at Educator Innovator.

Participants for this Webinar Included: 

  • Trey Smith (host), Teacher Consultant, Philadelphia Writing Project (PA); 2015-16 Science Teacher-in-Residence, Library of Congress.
  • Kathy McGuigan, Education Resource Specialist, Library of Congress.
  • Beth Rimer, Co-director, Ohio Writing Project, Miami University; NWP College-Ready Writers Program (CRWP) Leadership Team.
  • Casey Vogel, Grades 5 and 6 teacher, Convent Elementary (CA); 2016 participant, Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institute.
  • Regina Wallace, Instructional facilitator, Clayton County (GA) School System; 2016 participant, Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institute.

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Photo/ Library of Congress

#2NextPrez Discussion on Twitter


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