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Overview
These modules provide a framework and local context to help K–12 teachers use local resources to teach New Mexico history. Each module is based on the idea that every community has a distinct character and history. The modules encourage teachers and students to uncover that character and history in their community, teaching New Mexico history in a way that is relevant to each community.

These modules are designed so that teachers can select lessons that work best for their students and promote the development of community-based education; they were developed with input from members of the task force, teachers, and content experts.

Modules
Water is Life: El Agua es la Vida
     Grades K–4
     Grades 5–8
     Grades 9–12

Resources for using primary source material
     Community-based education
     Evaluating primary sources
     Interpreting historic photographs
     Conducting oral histories

Community-based education
  Center for the Education and Study of Diverse Populations (CESDP), Rural Education Initiative
http://www.cesdp.nmhu.edu/

Bridging to the Arts
http://www.bridgingthearts.com//

The Heritage Education Network (THEN)
http://capone.mtsu.edu/chankins/THEN/

Rural School and Community Trust
http://www.ruraledu.org/cms.php?action=about_us

Bland County History Archives
www.bland.k12.va.us/bland/rocky/transportable/placebased.html

Peñasco Community Project
www.laplaza.org/open_studio/OSYouth/index.php3

Northern New Mexico Virtual Archives
www.laplaza.org/penasco/index.html

National Park Service: Links to the Past
www.cr.nps.gov/

Evaluating primary sources
  Library of Congress, The Learning Page
memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/index.html

Library of Congress, The Learning Page: What are Primary Sources?
memory.loc.gov/learn/start/prim_sources.html

Library of Congress, The Learning Page: Using Primary Sources in the Classroom
memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/lessons/primary.html

Library of Congress, The Learning Page: The Historian’s Sources
memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/lessons/psources/pshome.html

Library of Congress, The Learning Page: History Firsthand: Primary Source Research in Elementary School
lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/lessons/97/firsthand/main.html

Library of Congress, The Learning Page: Online Professional Development Workshops
memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/educators/index.html

Library of Congress, The Learning Page: Using Art and Artifacts to Deepen Historical Understanding
memory.loc.gov/learn/educators/workshop/portraits/pover.html

The Heritage Education Network (THEN)
http://capone.mtsu.edu/chankins/THEN/page2.html

Our Documents Teacher Sourcebook. Our Documents is a cooperative effort among National History Day, National Archives and Records Administration, and USA Freedom Corps
www.ourdocuments.gov/content.php?page=sourcebook2

Interpreting historic photographs
  Photographs: Picture the Possibilites, Center for Historic Preservation, Middle Tennessee State University
http://capone.mtsu.edu/chankins/THEN/Photo/

Library of Congress, The Learning Page: Media Analysis Tools
memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/lessons/media.html

Conducting oral histories
 

Heritage Education Network, Center for Historic Preservation, Middle Tennessee State University
http://capone.mtsu.edu/chankins/THEN/page6.html

Library of Congress, The Learning Page: Using Oral History
lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/lessons/oralhist/ohteach.html

Project Crossroads: The River Project
The Oral History Project: Bridging the Gap Between History and History-Makers (pdf)

Bland County History Archives
www.bland.k12.va.us/bland/rocky/transportable/oralhistory.html

New Mexico State University, Preserving Community/Cuentos del Varrio, An oral history instruction manual
web.nmsu.edu/~publhist/ohindex.htm


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