Engaging Students with Inquiry Using Primary Sources

When we collaborate with teachers to offer inquiry experiences for students, they are most engaged when asking their own questions, then pursuing the answers. One way to do this is by piquing interest in a topic using primary sources in a variety of formats. This session offers practical ways to integrate primary sources as a tool to guide students toward asking questions then seeking answers. We will connect this method to various inquiry models and the AASL National School Library Standards.


  • Rebecca Newland, Librarian