There are many teachers out there that are doing excellent stuff with primary sources, and if we want to make a difference in our field, we need to share that stuff with our colleagues. Are you a pre-K to grade 6 teacher doing some wonderful things with primary sources? Then why not share it with everyone? Let us see what you are doing and show us how we can do it too!

Teaching with Primary Sources
Guest Editor: Scott M. Waring
Submission Deadline: July 15, 2015
Articles in Social Studies and the Young Learner provide procedures for how social studies educators (history, geography, civics, economics, anthropology, etc.) can employ methods that are dynamic and effective. Primary sources are at the heart of what we do in social studies and are continually utilized in amazing ways, especially in the pre-K-6 classroom. Additionally, teaching with primary sources supports Common Core literacies and the C3 Framework for effective disciplinary practices. The guest editor for this issue is seeking manuscripts documenting how social studies educators are using primary sources to engage young learners in authentic and meaningful approaches to convey social studies content.

Manuscripts submitted for this special issue should:
1. Be of interest to classroom teachers and others in the elementary social studies community;
2. Accurately reflect the theme (Teaching with Primary Sources);
3. Include descriptions from the pre-K-6 classroom;
4. Be authored by classroom teachers and/or professors. The editors especially look for manuscripts co-authored by classroom teachers and professors or authored by pre-K-6 classroom teachers alone; and
5. Be about 3,000 words in length or less.

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