Curriculum Connection
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Dive into a deep archive of curriculum resources to help you bolster your students' learning in the library. SLC's Curriculum Connection page houses lesson plans and activities written by librarians for librarians to help you engage students, address standards, collaborate with teachers, and continue evolving your practice. Learn from our editors, Tom Bober (Elementary School) and Liz Deskins (Middle & High School), as they share best practices and strategies for teaching in the library. Click on "Read More" for access to the latest lesson plans around this month's theme, and use the search bar below to find ready-to-go and easily adapted activities to use in your library, no matter the subject, grade levels, or theme you're addressing with your students today.
Primary Sources
Elementary School
Elementary Educator's Guide to Primary Sources: Strategies for...
Curriculum Resources

As students analyze a primary source, they find what they value in the source, make connections to other learning, and identify what the source makes them wonder about. I found that I didn't have to model these things I simply had to give them a structure where they could do it on their own. There are multiple analysis strategies that can be used with elementary students. They come from educators, scholars, and institutions and aren't unique to my work. What is unique are aspects of how they are used with some of our youngest learners.

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As students analyze a primary source, they find what they value in the source, make connections to other learning, and identify what the source makes them wonder about. I found that I didn't have to model these things I simply had to give them a structure where they could do it on their own. There are multiple analysis strategies that can be used with elementary students. They come from educators, scholars, and institutions and aren't unique to my work. What is unique are aspects of how they are used with some of our youngest learners.

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Middle & High School
The Road to a More Diverse Congress through Primary Sources
Curriculum Modules

The 116th Congress was sworn into office on January 3, 2019, making history with the youngest and most diverse membership ever. Use these Primary Source Connection resources in the classroom and library to explore how the U.S. Congress has evolved through time, and the historical moments that impacted its demographics.

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The 116th Congress was sworn into office on January 3, 2019, making history with the youngest and most diverse membership ever. Use these Primary Source Connection resources in the classroom and library to explore how the U.S. Congress has evolved through time, and the historical moments that impacted its demographics.

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Elementary Educator's Guide to Primary Sources: Strategies for...
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Using Primary Sources: Hands-On Instructional Exercises
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Abraham Lincoln and His Era: Using the American Memory Project to...
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