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Self-guided online modules on key concepts for teaching with primary sources

Self-guided interactive professional learning modules from the Library of Congress on key concepts for teaching with primary sources. Each module is self-contained and can be completed in an hour or less. (Note: You must complete the module in one session, as the system does not save your progress.) Certificates for professional development time may be available.

  • African American children on way to Primary School 204, 82nd Street and 15th Avenue NY, pass mothers protesting the busing of children to achieve integration

    Analyzing Primary Sources (45-60 minutes)

    Strategies for analyzing multiple primary sources to examine multiple perspectives. Analyze a primary source about a well-documented event in U.S. history, examine multiple points of view related to the source, and work with additional sources to further expand your understanding of multiple perspectives. A certificate for 1 hour of professional development will be available upon completion.

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  • Death of President Lincoln: At Washington, D.C. April 15th 1865. The Nation's Martyr

    Multiple Sources for Multiple Perspectives (45-60 minutes)

    Strategies for analyzing multiple primary sources to examine multiple perspectives. Analyze a primary source about a well-documented event in U.S. history, examine multiple points of view related to the source, and work with additional sources to further expand your understanding of multiple perspectives. A certificate for 1 hour of professional development will be available upon completion.

    View Multiple Sources for Multiple Perspectives module