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Finding and Using Local Primary Sources - March 21, 2019: Local Resources

Historical documents are versatile educational resources that are found in every community. This meeting will introduce participants to the use of primary sources in the library and provide them with information on how to find these resources in their own

New York State Social Studies Learning Standards

For your consideration when trying to incorporate Local and Primary Resources within your School Library program, please look at the following Standards for ideas:

Standard 1: History of the United States and New York  - Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas, eras, themes, developments, and turning points in the history of the United States and New York.

*Investigate > Elementary #1, #2, #3 and #4  / Intermediate #1, #2, #3 and #4 / Commencement #1, #2, #3 and #4

Standard 2: World History - n/a 

Standard 3: Geography - Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of the geography of the interdependent world in which we live—local, national, and global—including the distribution of people, places, and environments over the Earth’s surface.

*Investigate > Elementary #1 and #2  / Intermediate #1 and #2  / Commencement #1 and #2 

Standard 4: Economics - Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of how the United States and other societies develop economic systems and associated institutions to allocate scarce resources, how major decision-making units function in the United States and other national economies, and how an economy solves the scarcity problem through market and nonmarket mechanisms.

*Investigate > Elementary #1 and #2 / Intermediate #1 / Commencement #1  

Standard 5: Civics, Citizenship, and Government - Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of the necessity for establishing governments; the governmental system of the United States and other nations; the United States Constitution; the basic civic values of American constitutional democracy; and the roles, rights, and responsibilities of citizenship, including avenues of participation. 

*Investigate > Elementary #2 / Intermediate #2, #3 and #4 / Commencement #2  

Organizations available for School Visits

Organizations that welcome Field Trips

Web Sites for Primary Resources

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