Sneak Peek: Tips for Using Primary Sources with Elementary Students

You can use primary sources with even your youngest students. Just in time for our November issue, “Get ‘Em Hooked with Primary Sources,” we have a new video workshop from Tom Bober on using primary sources with elementary school students.

Take a sneak peek:


In this six-minute lesson from his new video workshop “Primary Sources for Elementary,” Tom Bober offers ideas for using primary sources in science and literature classes and shares practical advice specifically for working with K–5 students.


If you love primary sources, or want to know more about using them with your students, be sure to visit School Library Connection. Subscribers can see the entire workshop, along with the rest of the new issue, here. Not yet a subscriber? Click here to learn more.

boberheadTom Bober is an elementary librarian at RM Captain Elementary in Clayton, MO, a former Teacher in Residence at the Library of Congress, and a Digital Public Library of America Community Rep. He has written about the use of primary sources in classrooms in Social Education magazine and the Teaching with the Library of Congress blog. Bober also presents at regional and national conferences, runs workshops, and has presented in Library of Congress webinars on a variety of strategies and topics for students’ use of primary sources in the classroom. Follow him on Twitter @CaptainLibrary.