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Abraham Lincoln and His Era: Using the American Memory Project to Teach with Primary SourceS≪/i> is the perfect springboard for incorporating primary source materials into the classroom. The book is organized around a series of primary sources from the Library of Congress website, specifically the American Memory Collection and Abraham Lincoln's era.
Through this information-filled book, teachers and librarians will learn how to use the Library of Congress website and enhance learning with primary source materials. Differentiated instruction and evaluation techniques are included, as are lesson plans, rubrics, and analysis tools. In addition, the book will help teachers create their own lesson plans, analysis tools, and rubrics for other primary sources that correspond to their current lessons/activities. Grades 4-8
Utilizing primary sources from the Library of Congress website, this unique classroom resource presents ready-to-use lesson plans, analysis tools, and rubrics based on Abraham Lincoln and his era.
• Introduces teachers to the Library of Congress website and what it has to offer
• Provides instructions on how to incorporate primary sources from the Library of Congress American Memory Collection into the classrooms
• Provides ready-to-use lesson plans, rubrics, and analysis tools
• Links lesson plans to National Learning Standards
• Includes over 20 lesson plans based on written documents and art/humanities primary sources from Abraham Lincoln's era
• Offers analysis tools and evaluation rubrics
• Provides numerous reproducibles and lesson plans
• Helpful indexes offer access to the entries by major word or subject