Dates (flexibly-paced): July 7 – August 4, 2021
Registration deadline: June 30, 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 developed in collaboration with, and made possible by, the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program. This self-paced, four-week online course demonstrates how to combine the Question Formulation Technique with the primary source artifacts and teacher resources available at the Library of Congress to design and implement more effective, 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. The course opens week to week and requires approximately 12-16 hours of work total, or three to four hours of work per week.