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Social Studies Education Resources: Primary Sources

SECNDED 430/630: Teaching Social Studies in the Secondary School and ELEMMID 363: The Teaching of Social Studies in the Elementary/Middle School

Primary Sources: UWW Subscriptions

A primary source a is an artifact such as a document, a recording, an untouched photo, or some other source of information that was created at the time that is being studied. The following are resources to help you get started locating primary sources that you may wish to include in lesson plans. If you need more in-depth information and locations for primary sources, visit the LibGuide: Finding Primary Sources for History Research.

Visit the Andersen Library Special Collections on the 1st floor of the library for primary source materials, including UW-Whitewater history, Wisconsin Historical Society collections, Area Research Center for Jefferson, Rock, and Walworth Counties, and much more.

Primary Sources: Select Websites

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Primary Sources

Primary sources: autographs, diaries, eyewitness accounts, film footage, photographs, and so on

Jackdaw Collection in the Library

What is a Jackdaw?

Jackdaws are collections of primary source materials designed for classroom use. They include a teacher's guide, blackline masters, maps, facsimiles of documents, translations, photographs, maps, and more.

Jackdaws are filed in the Curriculum Collection Textbooks on the 2nd floor of the library. Click below to browse the collection.

 Jackdaw sample       Jackdaw package contents