A picture book that focuses on an event, individual, or place can introduce students to a piece of history. Layering in primary sources allows for different types of engagement and understanding. This session, led by the author of the Picture Books and Primary Sources blog posts on Knowledge Quest, will focus on how the pairing of primary sources and picture books can enhance the awareness of a historic event or individual and also the author’s or illustrator's interpretation of history.
Understand the benefits of pairing picture books with primary sources for student learning
Know how to analyze a primary source when pairing with a picture books
Identify resources for finding picture books and primary sources that pair well together
School Librarian; District Library Coordinator,
School District of Clayton