Teaching with Primary Sources Videos and Sets

Primary sources are a fantastic way to teach both content and historical skills. Thanks to a generous grant from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program, MNHS has created tools to help teachers integrate more primary sources into their instruction.

Primary Source Videos

These four short videos can be used by teachers or students to learn primary-source discovery and interpretation skills.

Primary Source Sets

Each set includes context, select sources from the Library of Congress and MNHS, and three in-class activities. Developed for grades 9-12.

Sets in Word format, without images of sources included: