Monday, December 3, 2012

Beyond the Bubble - Assessing Research Skills with Library of Congress Documents

Beyond the Bubble is a resource produced by the Stanford History Education Group for the purpose of helping teachers teach with primary source documents. Beyond the Bubble provides teachers with lessons that they can use to help their students analyze primary source documents. Each of the lessons is accompanied by an interactive rubric that includes sample answers aligned to each indicator on the rubric. Learn more about Beyond the Bubble in the short video below.

Applications for Education
The interactive rubrics on Beyond the Bubble could be very helpful to some teachers when they're evaluating their students' work. In my experience the trickiest part of using rubrics that someone else wrote is understanding what they meant with the indicator language that they chose. Having a quick way to see what those indicators look like would be helpful to me.