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Program Flyer: Pieces of the Past: Introduction to Primary Sources

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Content Provider   Creative Learning Factory (Formerly the Ohio Historical Society)  2009-10 Honorable Mention, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 Honorable Mention, 2013-14 Honorable Mention
Contact Information   Matt Schullek
dl@creativelearningfactory.org
800 E. 17th Ave.
Columbus, OH  43211
United States
Phone: (800) 640-7679
Fax: (614) 298-2963
Program Type   Individual Program
Program Rating      based on 6 evaluation(s).
Target Audience   Education: Grade(s): 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners, Public Library: Library Patrons
Maximum Number of Participants   We prefer groups of 35 or fewer participants but can make exceptions.
Minimum Number of Participants   Minimum of 5 participants
Primary Disciplines   Language Arts/English, Social Studies/History
Secondary Disciplines   Problem Solving
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Program Description   Students will learn the difference between primary and secondary sources and be able to distinguish between the two. A museum curator hosts the program and provides real-life examples of primary sources. In addition, students will visit with curators in our archives, our collections facility and our sites to learn more about the variety of primary sources, including archival material (newspapers, photographs, scrapbooks), collections items (historic Civil War battle flags) and sites (prehistoric earthworks and artifacts).
Program Format   1. A museum curator discusses What a primary source is and compares primary sources to secondary sources
2. Students view a short video discussing paper collection
3. Students view a short video discussing Civil War battle flags.
4. Student learn how prehistoric artifacts are used as primary sources as well as how historic sites can be primary sources.
5. Students are quizzed on what a primary source is
6. Students learn where to find primary sources
7. Students learn why primary sources are important
Objectives   After participating in this program, students will be able to distinguish between primary and secondary sources and provide examples of each. Further, students will better understand the importance of primary sources.
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns   Portions of the following content standards may be covered over the course of the program...

National Standards
NCTE- ELA K-12.6 Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g., spelling and punctuation), media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and non-print texts.
NCTE- ELA K-12.7 Students conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions, and by posing problems. They gather, evaluate, and synthesize data from a variety of sources (e.g., print and non-print texts, artifacts, people) to communicate their discoveries in ways that suit their purpose and audience.
NCTE- ELA K-12.8 Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.

NCSS- SS.1 Culture
NCSS- SS.2 Time, Continuity, and Change
NCSS- SS.3 People, Places, and Environments
NCSS- SS.5 Individuals, Groups, and Institutions
NCSS- SS.6 Power, Authority, and Governance
NCSS- SS.8 Science, Technology, and Society
NCSS- SS.9 Global Connections
NCSS- SS.10 Civic Ideals and Practices

Common Core Standards
ELA CCSS: SL.3.1, SL.3.2, SL.3.3
ELA CCSS: SL.4.1, SL. 4.2, SL.4.3
ELA CCSS: SL.5.1, SL.5.2, SL.5.3
ELA CCSS: SL.6.1, SL.6.2, SL.6.3
ELA CCSS: SL.7.1, SL, 7.2, SL.7.3
ELA CCSS: SL.8.1, SL.8.2, SL.8.3
ELA CCSS: SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.2, SL.9-10.3
ELA CCSS: SL.11-12.1, SL.11-12.2, SL.11-12.3
State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns   Portions of the following content standards may be covered over the course of the program...

Ohio Revised Standards – Social Studies
Grade Three
Theme: Communities: Past and Present, Near and Far
Topic: Historical Thinking and Skills
Content Statement 2: Primary sources such as artifacts, maps, and photographs can be used to show change over time.

Topic: Heritage
Content Statement 3: Local communities change over time.

Topic: Human Systems
Content Statement 6: Evidence of human modification of the environment can be observed in the local community.

Topic: Places and Regions
Content Statement 5: Daily life is influenced by the agriculture, industry and natural resources in different communities.

Grade Four
Theme: Ohio in the United States
Topic: Historical Thinking and Concepts
Content Statement 2: Primary and secondary sources can be used to create historical narratives.

Grade Six
Theme: Regions and People of the Eastern Hemisphere
Topic: Civic Participation and Skills
Content Statement 9: Different perspectives on a topic can be obtained from a variety of historic and contemporary sources. Sources can be examined for accuracy.

Grade Eight
Theme: U.S. Studies from 1492 to 1877: Exploration through Reconstruction
Topic: Historical Thinking and Skills
Content Statement 1: Primary and secondary sources are used to examine events from multiple perspectives and to present and defend a position.

High School
Theme: Modern World History
Topic: Historical Thinking and Skills
Content Statement 2: The use of primary and secondary sources of information includes an examination of the credibility of each source.

High School
Theme: American History
Topic: Historical Thinking and Skills
Content Statement 2: The use of primary and secondary sources of information includes an examination of the credibility of each source.
Program Length   45 - 50 minutes
By Request   This program is available by request ONLY
Date/Time Notes   We ask that program reservations be made at least 2 weeks in advance. Be sure to list an alternate date in your program request in the event that your requested date isn't available. Please allow up to 5 business days to have your request processed.
Program Cost   By Request Cost: $125.00
Program Fee Notes   As a part of our annual Early Bird scheduling special, program requests RECEIVED BEFORE September 30th, 2014 will automatically receive $25 off the regular cost of the program. This pricing special does not apply to our Can She Trust You or Holiday Origins program series.

Bulk program discounts are available. Contact our studio for more details.

Please allow up to 5 business days to have your program request processed.
Cancellation Policy   We will not charge for programs canceled due to inclement weather. The full presentation fee will be charged to sites, which cancel with less than 24 hours notice.
Is recording allowed?   No
Program Delivery Mode(s)   Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Skype, iChat, FieldTripZoom, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)
Minimum Technology Specifications for sites connecting to this provider   For H.323 video conferencing systems (Polycom, Tandberg, Cisco, LifeSize), groups should dial into us directly via IP connections or through a bridging agent, at an ideal connection speed of at least 384 kbps.

Our programming is also available to groups who do not have access to video conferencing equipment through the use of free cloud-based video conferencing software. Software configuration and connection instructions will be sent out once we have received your program request form.

We require a test call be scheduled with us at least one week prior to the date of your program in order to verify that we can maintain an acceptable connection between our sites.

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