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Class Tech Tips: 15 Apps and Websites for Primary Source Documents

It’s so important to include primary sources in your English Language Arts and content area instruction
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It’s so important to include primary sources in your English Language Arts and content area instruction. Whether you’re doing a close reading of a text or drawing conclusions from a photograph there are lots of ways that students can interact with artifacts. Here are a few great online resources and apps for primary source documents:

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  1. Getty Images (photo library)
  2. Changing America (documents)
  3. DocsTeach (website from National Archives)
  4. Flickr (photo library)
  5. Shadow Puppet EDU (searchable photo library)
  6. LIFE Photo Archive (photo library
  7. Today’s Document (app from National Archives)
  8. Quotable Americans (famous quotes)
  9. Underground Railroad (documents)
  10. Met Museum (artifacts)
  11. Abraham Lincoln (documents)
  12. Congressional Moments (videos)
  13. America History Interactive Timeline (app with artifacts)
  14. DocsTeach (app from National Archives)
  15. American History Clips (videos)

cross posted at classtechtips.com

Monica Burns is a fifth grade teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom. Visit her website at classtechtips.com for creative education technology tips and technology lesson plans aligned to the Common Core Standards.

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