Primary source item record: https://www.loc.gov/item/2017700864/
In this lesson snapshot, a fourth-grade class in Nevada explores the science and history behind the Hoover Dam through a primary source from the Library of Congress. Putting a virtual magnifying glass to a 1938 photograph, students want to know: “How do they build buildings in the water?”
Download this resource to discover one example of how you might use the QFT for primary source learning in an elementary setting. Read Alyssa Park’s lesson plan, lesson outcomes (including a link to a folder of students’ final writing projects), and reflections on how it went. Check out how she allows students to zoom in and out on the photograph using Prezi and how she adapted the process to a completely asynchronous, virtual environment.
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