The Common Core State Standards are on the minds of many folks these days. I'll be speaking at a wonderful event hosted by SDE, Staff Development for Educators, in New Hampshire on April 8 and 9 about reaching those standards through centers, great read-alouds, and writing projects. I'd love it if any of my local followers stopped in to say hello! There will be other terrific speakers there as well, covering a wide variety of topics, not just Common Core. Here's the link to the brochure if you want to check it out!
As I was preparing some handouts for the event I came across a tidbit from the Library of Congress that helps you help students understand and use primary sources. There's a link to the Library of Congress' collection of primary sources and their student analysis guide on the Links page above. Check it out.