“Teaching Students to Ask Their Own Primary Source Questions” (Poster Session)
Date: Friday, March 24, 2023
Time: 3:00pm MT
Location: Skylight Ballroom
The poster and supplementary materials unveil our new suite of Question Formulation Technique-primary source resources to K-12 teachers. Attendees who are brand new will receive information and introductory materials on the QFT. Attendees who may already be familiar with the process will learn more about what is uniquely beneficial about combining the QFT with Library of Congress primary sources. Our poster presentation will include examples of real QFT lessons and student questions spanning the history of the Salem witch trials, the post-Civil War convict leasing system, and the Hoover Dam, as well as excerpts of our lesson planning resources.
“Give Students the Freedom to Ask Their Own Questions and the Freedom to Find Their Own Answers”
Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023
Time: 10:00-10:50am MT
Location: Deer Valley III Room
- Katy Connolly, Imaan Yousuf – Right Question Institute
- Ann Canning – Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Eastern Region
In this active, hands-on session, participants will experience for themselves how the Question Formulation Technique (QFT) can be combined with Library of Congress primary sources to prompt student-generated questions. They will learn how to effectively leverage the strengths of both programs to facilitate meaningful student inquiries into the limits of citizens’ freedoms at different points in history, such as the internment of Japanese Americans and racial prejudice during the Jim Crow era. Participants will explore ways to use student questions and Library of Congress collections to give direction and purpose to student-led investigations.