January 15, 2022
University of Central Florida
Orlando, Florida

The Teaching with Primary Sources Program at the University of Central Florida (TPS-UCF) is pleased to announce a call for proposals to present at the SOURCES Annual Conference at the University of Central Florida to be held on January 15, 2022. The SOURCES Annual Conference Program Committee welcomes proposals that focus on presenting strategies for using primary sources to help K-12 students engage in learning, develop critical thinking skills, and build content knowledge, specifically in one or more of the following ways:

  • Justifying conclusions about whether a source is primary or secondary depending upon the time or topic under study;
  • Describing examples of the benefits of teaching with primary sources;
  • Analyzing a primary source using Library of Congress tools;
  • Accessing teaching tools and primary sources from loc.gov/teachers;
  • Identifying key considerations for selecting primary sources for instructional use (for example, student needs and interests, teaching goals, etc.);
  • Accessing primary sources and teaching resources from loc.gov for instructional use;
  • Analyzing primary sources in different formats;
  • Analyzing a set of related primary sources in order to identify multiple perspectives;
  • Demonstrating how primary sources can support at least one teaching strategy (for example, literacy, inquiry-based learning, historical thinking, etc.); and
  • Presenting a primary source-based activity/lesson that helps students engage in learning, develop critical thinking skills and construct knowledge.

Inclusion in the SOURCES Annual Conference program is a selective process, so please be specific in your descriptions. It is important that you provide clear and descriptive language to assist the reviewers in their task. Professional attire is required for all presenters, and all sessions will last one hour.

For more information and to submit a proposal, visit the conference web site.

If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact Dr. Scott Waring.