The Power of Primary Sources: Experience the Past with Today’s Technology
Mary Alice Anderson, FacilitatorOnline Instructor, UW-Stout & Minnesota State University-MankatoLibrary of Congress. American Memory Follow and Professional Development Review CommitteeFormer School Media Specialist, Winona Area Public Schools Random Thoughts: A blog about change, primary sources and other stuff

Workshop Resources

Library of Congress

American Memory Collections

Teachers Page

Primary Source Analysis Tools

Professional Development Online Modules ( Analyzing Photos and Prints and 5 others )
Build and Deliver: Guides for Facilitators ( Connecting with Primary Sources, Leaving Evidence of our Lives, Lincoln's Pockets, Book BackDrops and more)
Frequently Asked questions about American Memory (Searching, bookmarking and more)
Symbols of the United States Primary Source Set
Eye Spy Math in American Memory downloads, Powerpoint
SanFrancisco Earthquake and Fire Is Seeing Believing?
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
Americas Library
Search for Standards by State
State Memory Projects
Folklife Center
World Digital Library
Minnesota Reflections and Educator Guides

Slavery Collections containing documents used in the workshop

Journal Articles
Anderson, Mary Alice. Random Thoughts: A blog about change, primary sources and other stuff. Search for posts about Charley Goddard and What happened on my birthday? Blog Includes a series of Internet @Schools journal columns:

  • The Power of Primary Sources

  • The Power of Primary Sources Part 2: Build your own Professional Development,”

  • Students and Local History: Making the Connection

  • From Tiny Museums to the Library of Congress: Discovering Local History Resources in the Digital Age

  • The World Digital Library; Global Primary Resources just a click away

  • What happened on Your Birthday

  • Expanding the Power of Primary Sources with Web 2.0

  • Crane, Beverly. Using Web 2.0 Tools in the Classroom, Neal Schuman, 2010.

  • Johnson, Mary, Primary Sources in the Library,” A Collaboration Guide for Library Media Specialists, Linworth, 2003

  • Johnson, Mary, Primary Source Teaching the Web 2.0 Way, Linworth, 2009

  • Lehman, Kathy, ed. Interacting with History, ALA, Fall 2013

  • Anderson, Mary Alice, "Discovering Local History Resources in Your Own Back Yard," chapter 5, Interacting with History, ALA, Fall 2013, Kathy Lehman, editor