N.A.R.A. - The Digital Classroom: History in the Raw


  • Aug 27 2010 1:21 PM

    Bob Benoit


    This resource was matched by a member of the Brokers of Expertise Standards Matching Team.
    Focus on using primary source documents.

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National Archives and Records Administration (N.A.R.A.) - The Digital Classroom: History in the Raw. This page discusses the importance of using primary sources in the teaching of history. Primary sources force students to realize that any account of an event, no matter how impartially presented it appears to be, is essentially subjective. Primary sources fascinate students because they are real and they are personal; history is humanized through them. Further, as students use primary sources, they develop important analytical skills. An outline of suggestions for teachers regarding the use of personal primary sources is also provided. Less

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 3 to 12

    Topics: History-Social Science, Career & Technical Ed, Literary Analysis, English-Language Arts, Arts, Media, & Entertainment, Technology, American Democracy


    Resource Pedagogy

    Resource Type/Classification:

    • Reference Materials
    • Source Materials

    Tool for: Parents, Students, Teachers, Administrators


    Instructional Strategy

    Teaching Method: Simulation; Cooperative Learning; Problem-Solving