20 episodes

Exploring the uses of primary sources in K-12 libraries and classrooms. We'll dig into resources and teaching strategies as well as talk to educators who are utilizing primary sources and others who curate these incredible items and use them in their work.

The Primary Source Podcast Tom Bober

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

Exploring the uses of primary sources in K-12 libraries and classrooms. We'll dig into resources and teaching strategies as well as talk to educators who are utilizing primary sources and others who curate these incredible items and use them in their work.

    S2E5: Interview with Carole Boston Weatherford, author of Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre

    S2E5: Interview with Carole Boston Weatherford, author of Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre

    Carole's Website

    • 35 min
    S2E4: Interview with Steve Sheinkin, Author of Fallout: Spies, Superbombs, and the Ultimate Cold War Showdown

    S2E4: Interview with Steve Sheinkin, Author of Fallout: Spies, Superbombs, and the Ultimate Cold War Showdown

    Find Steve's book, Fallout, Here


    Steve Sheinkin's Website

    • 29 min
    S2E3 Interview with Colleen Paeff, Author of The Great Stink: How Joseph Bazalgette Solved London‘s Pollution Problem

    S2E3 Interview with Colleen Paeff, Author of The Great Stink: How Joseph Bazalgette Solved London‘s Pollution Problem

    Author Colleen Paeff shares how primary sources impacted her debut book, The Great Stink, from start to finish. 
    https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Great-Stink/Colleen-Paeff/9781534449299

    • 21 min
    S2E2 Interview with Mary Johnson Manager of the Teaching with Primary Sources Teachers Network

    S2E2 Interview with Mary Johnson Manager of the Teaching with Primary Sources Teachers Network

    Educator or not, you'll love this interview with Mary Johnson, manager to the Teaching With Primary Sources Teachers Network.
    https://tpsteachersnetwork.org/

    • 29 min
    S2E1: Interview with Author/Illustrator Jennifer Thermes

    S2E1: Interview with Author/Illustrator Jennifer Thermes

    I talk with Jennifer Thermes about her newest book, Horse Power: How Horses Changed the World


    Jennifer Thermes Website


    Library of Congress Online Collection


    New York Public Library Digital Collection


    American Museum of Natural History Digital Repository


    Yale Peabody Museum Digital Collections


    My Picture Book and Primary Source Blog Post for Horse Power

    • 19 min
    Connections with Archivists Rick Prelinger

    Connections with Archivists Rick Prelinger

    Connections and ideas after listening to archivists Rick Prelinger on NPR's Bullseye with Jesse Thorn.

    Bullseye Episode: https://www.npr.org/2021/05/03/993265829/archivist-and-documentary-filmmaker-rick-prelinger
    Rick Prelinger's archives on Internet Archive: https://archive.org/search.php?query=mediatype%3Amovies++AND+collection%3Aprelinger&page=3
    Rick Prelinger's Lost Landscapes: http://www.panix.com/~footage/
    Rick Prelinger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/footage
    Blog Post Exploring Actuality Film: https://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2015/10/multimedia-moment-exploring-actuality-films-in-the-classroom/ 

    • 24 min

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TexAids ,

Retired teacher and former archives education specialist

Retired teacher and former K-12 education coordinator at a Texas state agency archives.
Great introductory podcast! Definition of a specific primary source can be tricky but you navigated the waters admirably. Can’t wait to hear your next podcast.

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