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English Language Learners, Vol. 3, No. 3, Summer 2010

This issue explores how teachers can use primary sources to support English language learners.
More about this issue's theme

The Mayflower Compact 1620

Primary Sources and English Language Learners
In this feature article, the author describes how to support English language learners with primary sources.

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.

Lindsay Robinson, an 11th grade U.S history teacher

Teacher Spotlight
Lindsay Robinson, an 11th grade U.S history teacher in Firebaugh, California, uses primary sources to support English language learners in her classroom.

Coeur D'Alene man, Phillip Wildshoe and family, in his Chalmers automobile

Learning Activity – Elementary Level
Students analyze photographs of different transportation methods from the early 1900s and then compare and contrast transportation in the past with transportation today. Recommended for use in Grades K-3, the activity offers techniques to support English language learners.

John Adams, second President of the United States

Learning Activity – Secondary Level
Using the Sedition Act of 1798 as a historical case study, students analyze several text-based primary sources before responding to the question, “Should the freedom of speech and the press ever be limited?” Intended as an introduction to a larger unit of study on the Bill of Rights, the activity offers techniques to support English language learners.

Children reading

TPS Quarterly Archive
Previous issues of the Teaching With Primary Sources Quarterly are available through this archive.

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