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2023 SOURCES Annual Conference

  • 1.  2023 SOURCES Annual Conference

    Posted 04-19-2022 03:17:00 PM
    Please consider submitting a proposal for the 2023 SOURCES Annual Conference (  It will be held on the campus of the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, January 21, 2023.  As always, the conference is free to attend and is open to any and all educators interested in the teaching of primary sources to K-12 student populations.  Presenters will provide strategies for using primary sources to help K-12 students engage in learning, develop critical thinking skills, and build content knowledge, specifically in one or more of the following ways:
    • Justifying conclusions about whether a source is primary or secondary, depending upon the time or topic under study;
    • Describing examples of the benefits of teaching with primary sources;
    • Analyzing a primary source using Library of Congress tools;
    • Accessing teaching tools and primary sources from;
    • Identifying key considerations for selecting primary sources for instructional use (for example, student needs and interests, teaching goals, etc.);
    • Accessing primary sources and teaching resources from for instructional use;
    • Analyzing primary sources in different formats;
    • Analyzing a set of related primary sources in order to identify multiple perspectives;
    • Demonstrating how primary sources can support at least one teaching strategy (for example, literacy, inquiry-based learning, historical thinking, etc.); and
    • Presenting a primary source-based activity that helps students engage in learning, develop critical thinking skills, and construct knowledge.
    For more information about the SOURCES Conference and to submit a proposal, visit the conference web site (, or email Scott Waring ( with any questions.  Proposals need to be submitted by Friday, September 30, 2022 in order to be properly reviewed for possible inclusion.
    Thank you for your consideration and for teaching with primary sources!

    Scott M. Waring, Ph.D.
    Professor of Social Science Education
    Director of the Teaching with Primary Sources Program at UCF
    University of Central Florida