National Writing Project


Considerations for Selecting Primary Sources—An Educator Innovator Webinar

January 10, 2017

This webinar will highlight strategies for representing multiple perspectives and addressing difficult topics, and discuss criteria for selecting and using primary sources in instruction, including thinking about audience, historical context, and point of view.

During the broadcast, the conversation will also take place on Twitter using the hashtag #connectedlearning.

Participants for this Webinar Include:

  • Cheryl Lederle (host), Educational Resource Specialist at the Library of Congress, where she develops classroom materials and works with teachers to incorporate the Library's digitized primary sources into high-quality instruction. Before coming to the Library, Cheryl taught English and writing at the high school and community college levels.
  • Additional Guests

Resources for this webinar:



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