Teaching with Primary Sources

Teaching Reading Strategies Using Primary Sources

Primary Sources 

sleeping children at desks

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Description: Kindergarten children working/sleeping at a table.
Collection: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection (Library of Congress)

Copyright and Restrictions:
Credit Line: Additional information found here.Lee, Russell, 1903- photographer.
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USF34-033062-D (b&w film neg.)
Call Number: LC-USF34- 033062-D [P&P]
DIGITAL ID: fsa 8b21693 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8b21693 (intermediary roll film)


children sitting at desks in a square shape

Description:Children are sitting at long desks arranged in a square shape playing with blocks.

Collection:Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection (Library of Congress)

Copyright and Restrictions of this primary source: No known restrictions on reproduction.
Credit Line:Johnston, Frances Benjamin,1864-1952. Washington, D.C., school survey. Additional information found here. Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952, photographer.
REPRODUCTION NUMBER:LC-USZ62-50877 (b&w film copy neg.)
DIGITAL ID: (b&w film copy neg.) cph 3a50930 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a50930

 

pledge of allegiance

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Description: A teacher leads the class saying the Pledge of Allegiance.

Collection: New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection (Library of Congress)

Copyright and Restrictions of this primary source: No known copyright restriction. For information see "New York World-Telegram & ...," (http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/076_nyw.html)
Credit Line:New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection (Library of Congress)
Call Number:NYWTS - SUBJ/GEOG
Digital ID:cph 3c34433 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c34433


overall boys reading

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Description: A group of young boys wearing overalls reading books in a classroom.

Collection: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection (Library of Congress)

Copyright and Restrictions of this primary source:
Credit Line: Additional information here. Lee, Russell, 1903- photographer.
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USF34-039104-D (b&w film neg.
Call Number:LC-USF34- 039104-D [P&P]
DIGITAL ID: (intermediary roll film) fsa 8c01177 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8c01177


children near bus

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Description:A school bus waits outside a school for students.
Collection:Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection (Library of Congress)

Copyright and Restrictions of this primary source:
Credit Line: Additional information found here. Rothstein, Arthur, 1915- photographer.
REPRODUCTION NUMBER:LC-USW3-006655-D (b&w film neg.)
Call Number: LC-USW3- 006655-D [P&P]
DIGITAL ID:  (digital file from intermediary roll film) fsa 8d07570 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8d07570


child with pointer

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Description: A teacher stands near a blackboard while one student points at the board and others watch.
Collection: Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection (Library of Congress).

Copyright and Restrictions of this primary source:  No known restrictions on reproduction.
Credit Line: Additional information found here. Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952, photographer.
REPRODUCTION NUMBER:LC-USZ62-38822 (b&w film copy neg.)
Call Number:LOT 2749 no. 281 [item] [P&P]
DIGITAL ID: (b&w film copy neg.) cph 3a39168 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a39168


children playing with blocks

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Description: Four young children play with blocks.
Collection:Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection (Library of Congress)

Copyright and Restrictions of this primary source:
Credit Line: Additional information here. Lee, Russell, 1903- photographer.
REPRODUCTION NUMBER:LC-USF34-031853-D (b&w film neg.)
Call Number:LC-USF34- 031853-D [P&P]
DIGITAL ID: (intermediary roll film) fsa 8b20873 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8b20873


teacher writing on a blackboard

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Description:Children watch their teacher write on a blackboard.
Collection:Johnston, Frances Benjamin,1864-1952. Washington, D.C., school survey.
Copyright and Restrictions of this primary source: No known restrictions on publication.
Credit Line:
Additional information found here-Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952, photographer.
REPRODUCTION NUMBER:LC-USZ62-90603 (b&w film copy neg.)
Call Number: LOT 2749, no. 136 [item] [P&P]
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DIGITAL ID: (b&w film copy neg.) cph 3b36952http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b36952

students in a line

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Description:Schoolchildren marching around a classroom in a line.
Collection:Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection (Library of Congress).

Copyright and Restrictions of this primary source: No known restrictions on reproduction.
Credit Line:
Additional information found here-Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952, photographer.
REPRODUCTION NUMBER:LC-USZ62-24321 (b&w film copy neg.)
Call Number
:LOT 2749 no. 217 [item] [P&P]
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DIGITAL ID:(b&w film copy neg.) cph 3a25267 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a25267


students studying shapes on a board

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Description: Children using shapes drawn on the chalkboard to make their own shapes using scissors and construction paper.
Collection:Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection.In album: "4th Division."

Copyright and Restrictions of this primary source: No known restrictions on reproduction.
Credit Line: Additional information found here-Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952, photographer.
REPRODUCTION NUMBER:LC-USZ62-79413 (b&w film copy neg.)
Call Number: LOT 2749 no. 266 [item] [P&P]
   Check for an online group record (may link to related items)
DIGITAL ID:cph 3b26481 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b26481 (b&w film copy neg.)

Governors State University - Teaching with Primary Sources Partner
Sue Brady
Nathan Hale School
Last Updated on February 21, 2009