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Teaching with Primary Sources Summit Held on February 9

Tuesday, February 05, 2013  
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The Teaching with Primary Sources Program at Rockford College will host the Teaching With Primary Sources Summit: Digging Up The Past on Saturday, February 9, 2013.

Area educators in grades 3 - 12 will participate in a morning of "Digging Up the Past” using primary sources in Social Studies and English Language Arts. Topics will focus on:

  • Engaging Students
  • Enhancing Literacy
  • Connecting to the Common Core
  • Cross-Curricular Connections
  • Differentiation

The summit features keynote speaker Ann Bausum who authors books about U.S. history for young people. She has published eight titles with National Geographic Children's Books including, most recently, Unraveling Freedom (November, 2010). Bausum's books consistently earn prominent national recognition. Denied, Detained, Deported (2009) was named the 2010 Carter G. Woodson Book Award winner at the secondary school level from the National Council for the Social Studies. Muckrakers (2007) earned the Golden Kite Award as best nonfiction book of the year from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Freedom Riders (2006) gained Sibert Honor designation from the American Library Association and With Courage and Cloth (2004) received the Jane Addams Children's Book Award as the year's best book on social justice issues for older readers.

In addition, Bausum has written about the nation's chief executives and their spouses — Our Country's Presidents (2009, 3rd edition) and Our Country's First Ladies (2007) — as well as the intrepid explorer Roy Chapman Andrews (Dragon Bones and Dinosaur Eggs, 2000).

For more information about the summit, contact Nicole Morris,

The day's schedule is as follows:

8:30 – 9:00 Check-in and Registration
9:00 – 9:40 Keynote Presenter
9:50 – 12:00 Breakout Sessions
12:00 – 12:15 Wrap-up

Rockford College – Scarborough Hall/ Register: At

Cost: $10, no registration fee for college students

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