—The TPS Collective
The TPS Collective is an excellent resource for teaching with primary sources. Explore their website for tips and tools and consider becoming a member of the community!
Here are some examples of the tools available at tpscollective.org.
Lesson Plans (selection)
- Primary Source Workshop: introducing undergrads to the concepts of “archives” and “primary source research”
- History of the Environmental Conservation Movement: presenting primary sources that represent a historical context and different points of view
- Analyzing Sources Related to Local Indigenous Groups: analyzing and dating photographs and documents connected to a marginalized group
Case Studies (selection)
- Collaborating for Impact in Teaching with Primary Sources: a collaboration between a special collections librarian, research and instruction librarian, and a history faculty member in support of an introductory undergraduate historical research methods course
- Crafting a Research Question: Differentiated Teaching for Instruction With Primary Sources Across Diverse Learning Levels: illustrating methods for drawing on primary sources to instruct students on how to generate and refine research questions and to recognize that research questions may change
- Exploring Ephemerality, Biases, and Silences in Archives: exploring the course “Archival Discovery,” taught by University Archivist at Lawrence University in 2017, with particular emphasis on the themes of ephemerality, biases, and silences in the archives
Tech Tools Sandbox Sessions
Hands-on workshops to help teachers gain experience with technology platforms for teaching, especially in an online environment. Visit this page to learn more.