December 15, 2016
04:00 pm - 05:00 pm PST
In this webinar, education experts model how to use visible thinking strategies to enhance the power of primary sources in your classroom. A wide variety of easy-to-use routines are modeled and discussed.
About the Library of Congress:
The mission of the Library of Congress is to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people.
The Library of Congress is the repository of millions of primary source items relevant to the study of American history and civics. Many of these items have been digitized and are therefore freely available to teachers and students across the United States and the world. Working with primary sources not only engages students in subject matter, but can also help them build their critical thinking skills and construct new knowledge.
The Library’s educational outreach mission is to promote the effective classroom use of the Library’s primary sources. To do so, it provides teaching tools and professional development on its online home for teachers, loc.gov/teachers. It also provides face-to-face professional development through workshops and teacher institutes, and is building a nationwide consortium of partner institutions.
Join the Conversation:
During the broadcast, the conversation will also take place on Twitter using the hashtag #connectedlearning.
Resources for this webinar:
- Visible Thinking Routines and Primary Sources
- Circle of Viewpoints Civil Rights (video)
- Library of Congress
- Library of Congress Teachers Page
- Visible Thinking at Project Zero
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