Supporting Civically Engaged Argument Writing with Primary Sources
Searching for Digitized Historical Primary Sources About Black Women Leaders in Philadelphia
Sunday, May 21, 2022
2:00 - 3:00pm ET
In this webinar, we:
described some of the digitized primary source databases available through the Library of Congress
shared a list of Black Women Leaders in Philadelphia provided in the book They Carried Us: The Social Impact of Philadelphia's Black Women Leaders (Baker-Rogers & Traylor, 2020)
collaboratively searched databases for primary sources that show the histories of Black Women Leaders in Philadelphia
Sources We Identified
About the Webinar Series
Teachers in our Philadelphia Writing Project network are engaging in inquiries and creating curriculum resources to support civically engaged argument writing in K-12 classrooms. This work is supported by a Teaching with Primary Sources grant from the Library of Congress.
Our emerging resources draw upon:
primary sources from the Library of Congress;
argument writing approaches from the National Writing Project’s College, Career, and Community Writers Program (Arshan & Park, 2021; Friedrich et al., 2018); and
Gholdy Muhammad’s (2020, 2021) Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy Framework.
Arshan, N. L. & Park, C. J. (2021). Research brief: SRI finds positive effects of the College, Career, and Community Writer’s Program on student achievement. SRI International. https://www.sri.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/C3WP-Scale-Up-Research-Brief-April-2021_Acc.pdf
Friedrich, L., Bear, R., & Fox, T. (2018). For the sake of argument: An approach to teaching evidence-based writing. American Educator, 42(1), 18-40.
Muhammad, G. (2021). 12 questions to ask when designing culturally and historically responsive curriculum. Association for Middle Level Education. https://www.amle.org/12-questions-to-ask-when-designing-culturally-and-historically-responsive-curriculum
Muhammad, G. (2020). Cultivating genius: An equity framework for culturally and historically responsive literacy. Scholastic.