Primary Sources: Engaging Students and the Community in the Digital Age
Presenters: Kristie Littlefield, Maine Historical Society and Jessica Kelly, Scarborough School Dept.
Explore resources, projects and ideas that help you connect your students to local history resources, seamlessly incorporate technology and build upon 21st Century skills. This session is for anyone interested in learning how to find and integrate primary source materials into the teaching of any subject area. Immerse yourself in the various online resources of Maine Historical Society, from theMaine Memory Network where you can build your own online album of resources to use in your classroom to project-based learning opportunities that connect students to their community through the study of local history. And take a peek at the latest resource, Maine History Online – a comprehensive website that tells the story of Maine and its people. Find out how teachers have paired the study of primary sources with applications such as Skype and Ning to further enhance student learning.

The workshop is designed to help participants strategize and plan how to integrate these ideas into their own teaching in a manner that best meets the unique needs of their students and curriculum objectives.

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