external image amhis_thomas_jefferson.gifDigging History has been created to provide elementary educators in grades 3 through 6 with activities based on quality non-fiction literature and primary source materials. This activity is sponsored in part by the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Eastern Region Program, coordinated by Waynesburg University.

Working on this grant really opened my eyes to the value that primary sources adds to a topic. Looking at the original of something, whether it's an object or a photo or a document, really helps put you back into a different time and helps you think about history in ways that make it so interesting. The world is changing so quickly that it gets harder and harder to imagine what life was like before technology hit the world. Holding onto sources and helping children learn about other times in history with these sources can help them see those times that are so different from our world today in real ways.
History has become much more interesting to me after working on this project!
--Allison Whing, Team Member