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Recorded Webinars

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Points to the Past for High Schools

Points to the Past is your gateway to a world-class collection of primary sources, made up of nearly 200 million pages of digitized historical content – maps, photos, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, portraits, and much more. With extensive coverage on Canadian First Nations and significant historical events covered in BC K12 curriculum, Points to the Past provides a window into history and using these types of resources encourage critical thinking in students. In this 30-minute webinar, we’ll cover strategies for targeting primary source content within the Points to the Past collections to support learning needs and share examples of how this content can help meet British Columbia curriculum standards. This session will also provide a navigation overview and instruction on how to incorporate content into classroom work, so you’ll walk away with the skills you need to start exploring and sharing with students! Recorded February 13, 2019

Recorded on 2/13/19

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For BCELN: Points to the Past for Academic Institutions

Points to the Past is your gateway to a world-class collection of primary sources, made up of nearly 200 million pages of digitized historical content – maps, photos, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, portraits, and much more. In this 30-minute webinar, we’ll cover strategies for targeting primary source content within the Gale collections to support learning needs and research interests as well as ways to raise awareness of these outstanding collections. This session will also provide an navigation overview and instruction on how to incorporate content into coursework, so you’ll walk away with the skills you need to start exploring and sharing! Recorded February 5, 2019.

Recorded on 2/05/19

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Making the Most of Your Primary Source Materials in Points to the Past - British Columbia

Bring history to life with Points to the Past-your librarys ultimate collection for primary source materials! Discover how these resources support students looking for homework support, library patrons researching history, genealogy, local information, building bridges with community partners and more.

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Tutorials

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Introduction to Primary Sources with Points to the Past

This tutorial defines primary sources, explores common types of primary sources, and highlights the differences between primary source and secondary resources while discussing the purpose and use of each.

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