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Experiencing History through Primary Sources and Online Newspapers for Middle School Social Studies Instruction
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, University of North Texas, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-92-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Primary sources enable students to participate in the values and attitudes of the past and touch the lives of people whom history is written about. The Internet is a virtual gateway to an abundance of online educational resources: primary source texts and historic newspapers offer students a plethora of information allowing them to experience history in new ways. This article takes a look at the role of digital collections and how they provide access to primary sources such as historic newspapers to aid teachers in teaching history/social studies in the middle school classroom. Utilizing such documents not only engages student interest, but also allows students to evaluate and analyze information, recognize bias and become better informed.

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Najmi, A. (2012). Experiencing History through Primary Sources and Online Newspapers for Middle School Social Studies Instruction. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of SITE 2012--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3723-3727). Austin, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 20, 2019 from .

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