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What Do You Do?
In this section, you will reflect on primary sources, and think about the teaching strategies that you use.
Think of a time when you discovered an artifact, photograph, map, or document from another place or time. It can be something you found on your own, saw in a museum, or learned about in school. Next, consider the following questions and jot down your answers.
- What was the primary source or object that you learned about?
- What place and time was it from?
- What was its primary use?
- What did it reveal about the people, issues, and events of that era?
- What questions did it raise?
- How might you use a similar primary source in your classroom?