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Primary Sources for K-12 Educators

This guide is for K-12 educators seeking digital primary sources to use in their classrooms.

There are several ways to use UBC Library’s historical primary sources from Open Collections in your teaching to support the growth of historical literacies in your students.  By incorporating historical primary sources into your courses, students can learn to think more deeply about historical events and processes.

Here are a few sample documents from our collection and activities that students could engage in using them:

Japanese Internment Camps in BC

Chinese Head Tax 

Settling the West

Are you using UBC Library's Open Collections in your classroom?

Let us know at: diglib.research@ubc.ca