Teacher Review For Library of Congress

Primary Sources

Denise M.
Classroom teacher
Guyandotte Elementary School
Huntington, WV
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My Grades 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 5
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
With the implementation of primary sources in the classroom I have found this website to be truly a valuable resource when teaching my 5th grade students history. The site provides a wealth of information using actual photos, documents, videos, and audio recordings from the past. Using The Library of Congress has brought history to life for my students by allowing them to witness real life events that happened throughout history.
My Take
Overall, I find this website to be a valuable teaching tool when teaching whole groups or upper level grades. I think that there is so much information on this site that younger students will find it hard to pick and choose what information to use.