Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Illinois Veterans & Community Classroom Project
Students as Digital Historians

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Students as Historians

Project teachers have used a variety of ways to implement the Illinois Veterans Classroom Project into their local curriculum.  Below are two examples provided by participating teachers.

LOC Lesson Plan

Documenting History Course Proposal

Short Timeline Project - i.e. --After school project;--Independent Study

Several Week Project

Semester Project

Year-long Project

Primary Source Analysis

The U.S. Library of Congress offers multiple teaching guides for analyzing primary source media of all kinds.  You can find these online at

Below are several examples of the teaching guides for some of the types of media students would be using to complete their projects.




A student analysis tool is also available that can be used online at This tool can also be downloaded in pdf format.