Lincoln's Pockets (and Your Pockets!): Engaging Students in Grades 6-12 with the Primary Sources in Their Homes

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Lincoln's Pockets (and Your Pockets!): Engaging Students in Grades 6-12 with the Primary Sources in Their Homes

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2020

Creator

Elizabeth James

Description

This project was completed after a presentation with individuals affiliated with the Teaching with Primary Sources - Western Region. Based on my portion of a National Council for History Education presentation, which focused on transitioning to teaching with primary sources online in early 2020, each presenter created a learning resource that used a framework I created for teaching in environments where students have access to variable levels of technology and familial support. My output consisted of three activities on an Adobe Spark page that expanded on the Library of Congress’ “Lincoln’s Pockets” activity and emphasized using digital and analog primary sources found in a student’s home to teach critical thinking and analysis skills that combat inequity in access to technology.

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Lincoln's Pockets (and Your Pockets!): Engaging Students in Grades 6-12 with the Primary Sources in Their Homes