Ohio Resource Center
When you build instruction around related primary and secondary sources, content comes to life for your students, and they have the opportunity to practice thinking like historians.
Teacher Resource Books
What are Primary Sources?
In the book, "Using Primary Sources in the Classroom," author Kathleen Vest states: "Every day, people create and use items that leave clues about their lives and about the workings of governments or businesses...Primary sources are part of direct personal experiences of a time or event. They are original items or records that have survived from the past, such as clothing, letters, photographs, and manuscripts."
The Curriculum Resource Center, located on the second floor of the Jerome Library has hundreds of primary sources for students to use and check out. Primary source materials include teaching aids (hands on items) and curriculum and curriculum reference books which suggest ways to use primary sources in the classroom. Teaching aids and curriculum books are checked out for 3 weeks at a time while curriculum reference books are generally for library use only.
Located in the CURR collection at 973 S724m
My Fellow Americans by Michael Waldman presents the texts of more than forty speeches from American presidents, along with an audio disc of recordings of the speeches. Share with your students the voices of every President since Benjamin Harrison.