The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library’s vast digital collections in their teaching. Find Library of Congress lesson plans and more classroom essay observation meet Common Core standards, state content standards, and the standards of national organizations.
Discover and discuss ways to bring the power of Library of Congress primary sources into the classroom. Subscribe to the blog via e-mail or RSS. Using Primary Sources Discover quick and easy ways to begin using primary sources in your classroom, with teachers’ guides, information on citing sources and copyright, and the Library’s primary source analysis tool. TPS Partners The Teaching with Primary Sources Program builds partnerships with educational organizations to support effective instruction using primary sources.
TPS partners deliver Library of Congress professional development locally. The Teaching with Primary Sources Journal The TPS Journal is an online publication created by the Library of Congress Educational Outreach Division in collaboration with the TPS Educational Consortium. Civics Interactives Projects from Congress, Civic Participation, and Primary Sources partners explore history, government, and civic life using Library of Congress primary sources. Flick, Uwe The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Collection. Field reports are most often assigned in disciplines of the applied social sciences where it is important to build a bridge of relevancy between the theoretical concepts learned in the classroom and the practice of actually doing the work you are being taught to do. Professors will assign a field report with the intention of improving your understanding of key theoretical concepts through a method of careful and structured observation of, and reflection about, people, places, or phenomena existing in their natural settings. Systematically observe and accurately record the varying aspects of a situation.