We’re both Social Studies teachers, and find its integration into the ELA Common Core Standards a natural fit. This recent article in “The Journal” focuses on the use of technology to access primary sources. Students not only connect more meaningfully to the historical aspect of the source; but also use the information to support their writing and make connections to other literary works.
CC Connection: Students can use primary sources as a means to build knowledge and support arguments in research papers. Reference to primary sources allow for richer connections and more effective arguments.