Dates: October 26-November 23, 2021
When studying primary sources, questions can act as both a magnifying glass and a telescope: They help us to see more clearly what is in front of us and then inspire us to look beyond. Learning how to ask questions is an essential skill that can transform the way students approach primary source learning. Join us for Teaching Students to Ask Their Own Primary Source Questions: a new, free online course made possible by the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program.
K-12 educators and instructional leaders learn how to combine the Question Formulation Technique with Library of Congress primary sources to drive student-centered, inquiry-based primary source learning. Participants walk away with a peer reviewed lesson plan, a new community of educators, and pathways to extend their learning. This online course runs for four weeks and requires approximately three to four hours of work per week (12-16 hours total). While there are no required live (synchronous) elements, this course is paced; a new session opens each week to enhance active peer-to-peer discussion and collaboration. Participants who complete course requirements will receive a certificate of completion for 12 clock hours.