The Teaching with Primary Sources Journal
Strategies and resources for K-12 classrooms from the Library of Congress
Teaching With Fine and Performing Arts, Vol. 7, No. 1, Fall 2014
Fine and performing arts-related primary sources allow students to study and investigate how people use creative activity to celebrate and express their experiences.
More about this issue's theme
Primary Sources from the Fine and Performing Arts
In this feature article, the authors describe how fine arts-based primary sources can support student learning across the curriculum.
Research and Current Thinking
Summaries of and links to online resources--articles, research reports, Web sites, and white papers--that provide research and current thinking relating to the issue's theme.
Audrey Blust, a 5th grade teacher at Pickering Valley Elementary School, in Pennsylvania, describes how she uses primary sources in her teaching.
Learning Activity – Elementary Level
This lesson offers students an opportunity to observe similarities and differences between two visual images, while learning about an important national symbol.
Learning Activity – Secondary Level
This activity helps students apply the skill of gathering information from multiple sources to the visual arts.
Previous issues of The TPS Journal, formerly known as Teaching with Primary Sources Quarterly, are available through this archive.