Literacy Integration, Vol. 1, No. 1, Summer 2008
This issue provides ideas and strategies for using primary sources to support literacy instruction. Students build literacy through reading and writing across the curriculum, using a number of different media.
More about this issue's theme
Primary Sources and Literacy
In this feature article, the authors link literacy and primary source-based instruction and share practical information on how to successfully teach literacy using primary sources.
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.
Emily Frazier, a middle-school history teacher in Fairfax County, Virginia, uses student writing about primary sources to both promote literacy skills and deepen content knowledge.
Learning Activity – Elementary Level
In this literacy-based activity, students take a close analytical look at an historical print advertisement for a slave market, and discover what it can tell them about slavery during this era.
Learning Activity – Secondary Level
Students will continue building their reading skills and develop a richer understanding of the Civil Rights Movement through this activity, which focuses on Jackie Robinson's "This I Believe" speech.
TPS Quarterly Archive
Previous issues of the Teaching With Primary Sources Quarterly are available through this archive.