12:20-12:35 pm CT (11:20-11:35 am MT) Session by Julie Erickson julie erickson photo.jpg and Jane HealyHealy-200.jpg, Electronic Services Coordinators, South Dakota State Library
Primary sources give glimpses to the past not found elsewhere, but they can be hard to find. They provide opportunities for students to practice higher-order thinking skills required by today's content standards. Primary source documents, history books, historical maps, genealogy resources, and encyclopedias—all these and more are available through the SD State Library statewide electronic resources. Join Julie & Jane to learn how to find and use primary documents in the State Library eresources, available for free to all South Dakotans through the State Library.

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Links shared in the session:

Online subscription resources provided free to all citizens of South Dakota: Puzzle Map

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Heritage Quest
World Book Advanced

Other online resources:

Celebrating SD's Quasquicentennial: Classroom Activities for Teachers

Digital Library of South Dakota

Do History

Free Technology for Teachers by Richard Byrne (click "freetech4teachers.com" under the search box in upper right and type "primary sources" in the search box)

Great Primary Sources for K-8 by Raya Samet
HistoryTech blog by Glenn Wiebe
Internet4Classrooms, Common Core Lessons

Library of Congress teacher page

National Archives teacher page

National Archives ipad app
Primary and Secondary Sources (defining both), video by Common Craft

The Smithsonian Institution for Educators

South Dakota Digital Archives

Teaching History: National History Education Clearinghouse

Teaching Science with Primary Sources
Teaching with Original Historical Sources in Mathematics

Teaching with Primary Sources Resources

Textbooks, Wikipedia, and Primary Sources

TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus

Using Primary Sources to Promote Inquiry Dynamic Landscapes

Book available at the State Library:

Find Out Firsthand: Using Primary Sources by Kristen Fontichiaro, Cherry Lake, 2013.

Interacting with History: Teaching with Primary Sources by Katharine Lehman, ALA, 2014.

Primary Sources in the Library: A Collaboration Guide for Library Media Specialists by Mary Johnson, Linworth Publishing, 2003.

Super Smart Information Strategies. Go Straight to the Source by Kristen Fontichiaro, Cherry Lake, 2010.

Using INTERNET Primary Sources to Teach Critical Thinking Skills in Government, Economics, and Contemporary World Issues by James M. Shiveley and Phillip J. VanFossen, Greenwood Press, 2001.

Using Primary Sources: Hands-on Instructional Exercises by Anne Bahde, Heather Smedberg, and Mattie Taomina, eds., Libraries Unlimited, 2014.