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Conference Materials

Gain ideas and strategies from past conference materials and handouts compiled and/or created by teachers and staff from the Teaching with Primary Sources Program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and with other collaborators.

2014 National Council for the Social Studies Conference, Boston, MA


Read, Think and Inquire with Primary Sources and Non-Fiction Books

Teaching with Oral Histories to Explore Multiple Points of View of an Event

Promoting Student Questioning and Inquiry through Exploration of a Historical Event

Supporting Search Guides: (All guides are updated!)

Locate Prints & Photographs

Locate Sets of Sources

Locate Narratives & Oral Histories

Locate a Source by Topic

2013 National Council for the Social Studies Conference, St. Louis, MO

Cover page

Read the Illustration and Locate a Source by Topic

Sort It Out and Locate Prints & Photographs

Museum Gallery Walk and  Primary Source Sets

Break Down a Text and Locate a Newspaper

Searching LOC.GOV and Selecting Primary Source

Common Core readings from the Teaching with the Library of Congress Blog and in the Teaching with the Primary Sources Journal

Additional resources highlighted at the poster session:

Analysis tool adapted for early elementary learners
A few suggested world history resources at

2012 National Council for the Social Studies Conference, Seattle, WA

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