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.
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.
Orientation & Session 1: Oct. 26-Nov. 2
Examine the connection between questioning, agency, and more equitable, democratic participation and learn the Question Formulation Technique (QFT).
Session 2: Nov. 2-Nov. 9
Session 3: Nov. 9-Nov. 16
Session 4: Nov. 16-Nov. 23 (plus a fourteen-day grace period)
The hundreds of free resources you will find on our network will help you easily move into action to learn a strategy one day and facilitate the very next.
You’ll also get access to hundreds of free resources that will help you easily move into action to learn a strategy one day and facilitate the very next.