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Teacher bound for session on primary sources
Susan Pfohman
Susan Pfohman

Susan Pfohman, a teacher at Benson High School and a member of Cathedral Parish, was selected from a pool of more than 500 applicants to participate in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute. The session is set for July 22-26 in Washington, DC.

During the five-day program, participants work with experts to learn effective practices for using primary sources in the classroom, while exploring some of the millions of digitized historical artifacts and documents available on the library’s website.

Educators develop strategies they can take back to their school districts, apply in the classroom and pass along to colleagues. Primary sources are the raw materials of history — original documents and objects that were created at the time under study. They are different from secondary sources, accounts or interpretations of events created by someone without firsthand experience. 

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