Primary Sources and Lesson Plans, K-12
PrimaryAccess is a suite of free online tools for using primary sources to make meaningful learning activities with digital movies, storyboards, and rebus stories. It’s a great way to enhance lessons. Students can use MovieMaker to combine text, audio, and images into personal narratives and digital stories. Students can use StoryBoard to create comic strips and slideshows by combining images, thought bubbles, props, and actors. Rebus makes it easy to create a written story that uses pictures as parts of the text.

Connections to 6-8 Technology Literacy Iowa Core Essential Concepts and/or Skills:
• Demonstrate creative thinking in the design and development of innovative technology products and problem solving.
• Collaborate with peers, experts, and others using interactive technology.
• Plan strategies utilizing digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
• Use critical thinking skills to conduct research, solve problems, and make informed decision using appropriate technological tools and resources.