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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.
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Detail of mural painted by Ben Shahn

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.

Photograph of student, 1939

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, 5th grade teacher, Pennsylvania

Teacher Spotlight
Audrey Blust, a 5th grade teacher at Pickering Valley Elementary School, in Pennsylvania, describes how she uses primary sources in her teaching.

Statue of Liberty

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.

Washington before Yorktown

Learning Activity – Secondary Level
This activity helps students apply the skill of gathering information from multiple sources to the visual arts.

Children reading

Previous issues of The TPS Journal, formerly known as Teaching with Primary Sources Quarterly, are available through this archive.

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