Introduction: Support Students With Primary Sources
Video guide (PDF)
View discussion questions, resources for professional development, and more!
Primary source analysis tools
Use these tools to help students analyze primary sources deeply and engage with the cultural perspectives of the source-creators.
Investigating cultural competence
Use these materials to investigate cultural competence with teaching colleagues or students.
- Identity Circles from Teaching Tolerance for teachers or students
- Cultural Identity Beliefs Chart (PDF) for teachers
- Cultural Autobiography (PDF) for teachers or students
Reflect on how to successfully facilitate difficult discussions on controversial issues with young children.
- Structured Academic Controversy
- "Justice Pedagogy: Grade 1-3 Students Challenge Racist Statues" Social Studies and the Young Learner
- "Teaching Controversy in a Time of Polarization" Social Education Magazine
- Controversy in the Classroom by Diana E. Hess
Additional teaching and learning materials
- "But That's Just Good Teaching"
Read Gloria Ladson-Billing’s article explaining CRP and what it looks like in the classroom.
- CRP supported by primary sources (PDF)
Print this one-page guide to using primary sources to support culturally responsive teaching.
- Culturally relevant pedagogy in the early elementary classroom: a 2nd grade example
Watch this webinar to learn how CRP coach Jehanne Beaton develops a culturally relevant lesson for 2nd graders supported by primary sources.
- Addressing student misconceptions (PDF)
Use a Reading and Analyzing Non-Fiction (RAN) chart to respond to student misconceptions with primary sources.
- Question formulation technique
Use this technique from the Right Question Institute with students to help them ask deep, higher-order thinking questions to lead historical investigations.