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Using Online Resources to Bring Primary Sources to the Classroom™ Online - Accelerated


Course Description:

Discover how digital primary source archives can enhance and improve student learning. Use online resources to access and analyze primary sources (e.g. original documents, photographs, maps, posters, charts, sound recordings, statistics, videos, and other items from specific historical contexts), think critically about classroom applications, and develop authentic, engaging learning experiences for students. Apply practical evaluation techniques to analyze primary sources and enrich instructional practice as well as classroom activities.

Accelerated format allows participants to complete the full online course in just 4 weeks, requiring 12-16 hours per week of coursework.

What’s new?

This course has recently been revised (2018) to enhance the overall learning experience for teachers. There is now a single, streamlined culminating project that involves the practical application of the course concepts and strategies. The project is introduced in the first week and is a primary focus for the remainder of the course, as teachers design an instructional tool for their classrooms that has both a national/international context and meaningful connections to the local community.

Credit Hours: 3

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Course Project:

Graduate courses include a course project designed to strengthen your professional practice and extend your knowledge related to the specific content of the course. An example of an online course project is included for your review.



Course Alignment:

Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching Alignments

Domain One 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, and 1F
Domain Two 2A and 2B
Domain Three 3A, 3B, 3C, and 3D
Domain Four 4A, 4D, 4E, and 4F

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