Teaching with Primary Sources Programat Rockford University
Please enjoy our video introducing the Teaching with Primary Sources Program at Rockford University. This is just the first in what we hope will be a series of videos that will introduce viewers to the wonderful and exciting world of primary sources and the experience of critical thinking they offer to students.
This video segment showcases the Auburn High School Veterans Project, sponsored by teacher Terry Gano. Veterans are videotaped while students interview them about their military experiences. The unedited versions of the videos are sent to the Library of Congress. Students then edit the videos to prepare a documentary that includes portions of the original interview and primary sources and footage from other videos. These documentaries are entered in various competitions, and a copy is presented to the veteran at an end-of-year ceremony.