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Waters, Stewart, Anthony Pellegrino, Matt Hensley, and Joshua Kenna. 2021. “Forming School and University Partnerships to Learn and Teach with Primary Sources.” Journal of Social Studies Education Research 12 (3): 47–78. https://jsser.org/index.php/jsser/article/view/3289. Download
Bursten, Julia R. S., and Matthew Strandmark. 2021. “Better Learning through History: Using Archival Resources to Teach Healthcare Ethics to Science Students.” European Journal for Philosophy of Science 11 (3): 89. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13194-021-00406-0.
Davis, Daniel. 2021. “Using Visual Resources to Teach Primary Source Literacy.” Journal of Western Archives 12 (1). https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/westernarchives/vol12/iss1/3.
Tanaka, Curtis. 2021. “Teaching with Primary Sources: Looking at the Support Needs of Instructors.” Ithaka S+R. https://sr.ithaka.org/publications/teaching-with-primary-sources/.
Burgard, Karen L B, Caroline O’Quinn, Michael L Boucher, Natasha Pinnix, Cynthia Trejo, and Charnae Dickson. 2021. “Using Photographs to Create Culturally Relevant Classrooms: People of San Antonio, Texas, in the 1930s.” Social Studies and the Young Learner 33 (3): 3–7. Download
Draxler, Bridget. 2021. “Designing Publicly Engaged First-Year Research Projects: Protest Art and Social Change.” Prompt: A Journal of Academic Writing Assignments 5 (1): 7–14. https://doi.org/10.31719/pjaw.v5i1.74.
Xu, Lijuan. 2021. Engaging Undergraduates in Primary Source Research. Innovations in Information Literacy. Rowman & Littlefield. https://books.google.com/books?id=uZ44EAAAQBAJ&newbks=0&lpg=PA1&dq=%22teaching%20with%20primary%20sources%22&pg=PR7#v=onepage&q=%22teaching%20with%20primary%20sources%22&f=false.
Flynn, Kara. 2021. “Archives and Special Collections Instruction for Large Classes.” Portal: Libraries and the Academy 21 (3): 573–602. https://doi.org/10.1353/pla.2021.0031.
Porterfield, Julie, ed. 2021. The Teaching with Primary Sources Cookbook | ALA Store. ALA / ACRL. https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/teaching-primary-sources-cookbook.
Kajon, Jacqueline. 2021. “The Integration of Primary Source Learning to Affect Student Motivation and Mastery of Content in 6<Sup>Th</Sup> Grade Social Studies - ProQuest.” https://search.proquest.com/openview/3da2ac1f098455d19ee8ee79117889bd/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=18750&diss=y.
Press, Meggan, and Meg Meiman. 2021. “Comparing the Impact of Physical and Digitized Primary Sources on Student Engagement.” Portal: Libraries and the Academy 21 (1): 99–112. https://preprint.press.jhu.edu/portal/sites/ajm/files/21.1press.pdf.
Jacobs, Courtney, Marcia McIntosh, and Kevin O’Sullivan. 2020. “Make-Ready: Fabricating a Bibliographic Community.” The Journal of Interactive Technology & Pedgagogy, December.
Shepard, Elizabeth. 2020. “Educating Our Patrons: Teaching with Primary Sources in Educational Outreach in Medical Archives.” Archival Issues 40 (2). https://doi.org/10.31274/archivalissues.11889.
Roussain, James. 2020. “Pedagogue in the Archive:” Archivaria, November, 70–111. https://archivaria.ca/index.php/archivaria/article/view/13757.
McPeek, Melinda, Jennifer Piegols, and Ian Post. 2020. “Reconceptualizing the Classroom: An Immersive Digital Primary Source Exercise During COVID-19.” Museum and Society 18 (3): 337–40. https://doi.org/10.29311/mas.v18i3.3534. Download
Abrams, Jeanne. 2020. “Primary Sources in the College Classroom: The Beck Archives at the University of Denver Libraries.” Judaica Librarianship 21 (July): 49–57–49–57. https://doi.org/10.14263/jl.v21i.535. Download
Kowalsky, Michelle, and Michael LaMagna. 2020. “Accessing and Integrating Primary Source Documents: Providing Professional Development Opportunities.” Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship 32 (2): 110–15. https://doi.org/10.1080/1941126X.2020.1739829.
Mulrennan, Kirsten. 2020. “Lessons in Making the Unique Ubiquitous: Diversifying the Role of the Special Collections and Archives Department to Enhance Teaching and Learning at the University of Limerick.” Archives and Records 41 (2): 126–47. https://doi.org/10.1080/23257962.2020.1713070.
Hoyer, Jen. 2020. “Out of the Archives and into the Streets: Teaching with Primary Sources to Cultivate Civic Engagement.” Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies 7 (1). https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas/vol7/iss1/9.
Gray, Teresa. 2020. “Special Collections in the Classroom: Embedding Special Collections in an Undergraduate History Writing Class.” Public Services Quarterly 16 (2): 139–45. https://doi.org/10.1080/15228959.2020.1723461.
Blackwell, Jessica, and Trevor Holmes. 2020. “An Archive Assignment in Women’s Studies 101: Designing Hands-on Learning in a Large Class.” In International Perspectives on Improving Student Engagement: Advances in Library Practices in Higher Education, edited by Enakshi Sengupta, Patrick Blessinger, and Milton D. Cox, 26:145–65. Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning. Emerald Publishing Limited. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2055-364120200000026009.
Elder, Laurel, and Shelley Wallace. 2020. “Exploring Diversity and Student Political Activism through Archival Research.” PS: Political Science & Politics 53 (2): 333–37. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1049096519001690. Download
Lorenat, Jemma, Elodie Arbogast, Ethan Baer, Carla Bazan, Robert Bettinger, Emily Carpenter, Hiawatha Davis, et al. 2020. “From Carriage Wheels to Interest Rates: The Evolution of Word Problems in Algebra Textbooks from 1901 to Today.” Journal of Humanistic Mathematics 10 (1): 181–213. https://doi.org/10.5642/jhummath.202001.09. Download
Silvia, Judith Loney. 2020. “A Collaborative Approach to Teaching Undergraduates with Primary Sources: Applying a Social Constructivist Lens - ProQuest.” Indiana University of Pennsylvania. https://search.proquest.com/openview/a63dd142e0a5136265c1c5542a0ed980/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=18750&diss=y.
Waring, Scott M., and Richard Hartshorne. 2020. Conducting Authentic Historical Inquiry: Engaging Learners with SOURCES and Emerging Technologies. Teachers College Press. https://books.google.com/books/about/Conducting_Authentic_Historical_Inquiry.html?id=vivyDwAAQBAJ.
Matheny, Kathryn G. 2020. “No Mere Culinary Curiosities: Using Historical Cookbooks in the Library Classroom | Matheny | RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage.” RBM:  A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Cultural Heritage 21 (2). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.5860/rbm.21.2.79.
Hyland, Melissa M. 2020. “Like Sand from the Pyramids: Using Rare Books and Manuscripts to Facilitate Object-Based Learning in the Law School Classroom.” Unbound: A Review of Legal History and Rare Books 12: 28. https://www.aallnet.org/lhrbsis/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2020/07/LHRBSIS-Unbound-Vol12No-1.pdf.
Bell, Kimberley, and Jillian Sparks. 2020. “Prison Sentences: Recovering the Voices of Prisoners through Exhibition, Instruction, and Outreach.” In Archives and Special Collections as Sites of Contestation, edited by Mary Kandiuk, 37–62. Litwin Books. http://hdl.handle.net/1974/27904.
O’Sullivan, Kevin. 2020. “The Continued Case for Bibliographical Teaching Collections.” Portal: Libraries and the Academy 20 (3): 435–48.
O’Sullivan, Kevin M., and Gia Alexander. 2020. “Toward Inclusive Outreach: What Special Collections Can Learn from Disability Studies.” RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.5860/rbm.21.1.11. Download
Yaco, Sonia, Arkalgud Ramaprasad, and Thant Syn. 2020. “Themes in Recent Research on Integrating Primary Source Collections and Instruction.” Portal: Libraries and the Academy 20 (3): 449–74. https://preprint.press.jhu.edu/portal/sites/ajm/files/yaco.pdf.
Anderson, Jill, and Kevin Fleming. 2019. “Trading Eights: Teaching Collaboratively with Primary Sources.” The Journal of Creative Library Practice, October. https://creativelibrarypractice.org/2019/10/23/trading-eights-teaching-collaboratively-with-primary-sources/.
Gormly, Brianna, Maura Seale, Hannah Alpert-Abrams, Andi Gustavson, Angie Kemp, Thea Lindquist, and Alexis Logsdon. 2019. “Teaching with Digital Primary Sources: Literacies, Finding and Evaluating, Citing, Ethics, and Existing Models.” #DLFteach, October. https://doi.org/10.21428/65a6243c.6b419f2b.
Matheny, Kathryn G. 2019. “Instruction Consultation for Archives Visits: Why No One Talks About It, and Why They Should.” The American Archivist 82 (2): 484–507. https://doi.org/10.17723/aarc-82-02-03.
Garcia, Patricia, Joseph Lueck, and Elizabeth Yakel. 2019. “The Pedagogical Promise of Primary Sources: Research Trends, Persistent Gaps, and New Directions.” The Journal of Academic Librarianship 45 (2): 94–101. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S009913331830329X. Download
Bartlett, Nancy, Elizabeth Gadelha, and Cinda Nofziger, eds. 2019. Teaching Undergraduates with Archives. Ann Arbor: Maize Books. https://www.fulcrum.org/concern/monographs/5138jg565.
Wasman, Wendy, Thomas R. Beatman, Shanon Donnelly, Kathryn M. Flinn, Jeremy Spencer, and Ryan J. Trimbath. 2019. “Branching Out: Using Historical Records to Connect with the Environment.” The Journal of Interactive Technology & Pedgagogy, no. 14. https://jitp.commons.gc.cuny.edu/branching-out-using-historical-records-to-connect-with-the-environment/.
Schwartz, Sarah. 2019. “How Do We Teach With Primary Sources When So Many Voices Are Missing? - Education Week.” Education Week, 2019. https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2019/08/16/how-do-we-teach-with-primary-sources.html?cmp=eml-enl-eu-news1&M=58912100&U=1436492&UUID=7b69c3e33a826f46501580e1e9628dc6.
Davis, Robin Camille. 2019. “Introducing First-Year and Transfer Students to a College Library with a Historical Mystery from the Special Collections.” College & Undergraduate Libraries 26 (4): 278–300. https://doi.org/10.1080/10691316.2019.1695034.
Bober, Tom. 2019. Elementary Educator’s Guide to Primary Sources: Strategies for Teaching.
Beam, Carey, and Carrie Schwier. 2018. “Learning in Place: The Teaching Archivist and Place-Based Education.” Archival Issues: The Journal of the Midwest Archives Conference 29 (1). https://iu.tind.io/record/1896?ln=en. Download Download
Bryant, Marsha, Mary Ann Eaverly, Sophia Acord, Pamela Hupp, Susan Gillespie, and Kevin Jones. 2018. “The Cultures of Materials Science Engineering: Bridging Literacies in the STEM Classroom.” In . Brooklyn, NY: New York University. https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/SAF39.
Leslie, Christopher, Lindsay Anderberg, and Zakiya Collier. 2018. “Definitions across the Disciplines: Surveying Primary Sources in the Classroom.” SocArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/xz348. Download
Swan, Morgan. 2018. “Exhuming the Past- How Old Books Bring New Life to Medical Education.” In . Brooklyn, NY: New York University. https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/ZE2KW.
Losoff, Barbara, and Deborah Hollis. 2018. “Bridging Two Cultures: Undergraduate Biology Instruction through the Lens of Archives and Special Collections.” In . Brooklyn, NY: New York University. https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/D2KET.
Joseph, Nicole. 2018. “The Affordances of History in Understanding Contemporary Critical Issues in Mathematics Education: A Case Analysis of Black Students and Teachers.” In . Brooklyn, NY: New York University. https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/JKM48.
Egloff, Jennifer. 2018. “Calculation as a Cultural Act: Incorporating Early Written Sources and Early Modern Instruments into Mathematics Courses.” In . Brooklyn, NY: New York University. https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/MFU8T.
Anderberg, Lindsay, Robin M. Katz, Shaun Hayes, Alison Stankrauff, Morgen MacIntosh Hodgetts, Josué Hurtado, Abigail Nye, and Ashley Todd-Diaz. 2018. “Teaching the Teacher: Primary Source Instruction in American and Canadian Archives Graduate Programs.” The American Archivist 81 (1): 188–215. https://doi.org/10.17723/0360-9081-81.1.188. Download
Marino, Chris. 2018. “Inquiry-Based Archival Instruction: An Exploratory Study of Affective Impact.” American Archivist 81 (2): 483–512. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.17723/0360-9081-81.2.483.
Garcia, Patricia. 2017. “Accessing Archives: Teaching with Primary Sources in K–12 Classrooms.” The American Archivist 80 (1): 189–212. https://doi.org/10.17723/0360-9081.80.1.189.