Activity: Be the Historian (For Teachers)
Here are some ways you can extend this lesson on using primary sources. Customize these ideas based on your course curriculum or class interests.
- Writing assignment using primary sources to write people with disabilities back into history (see worksheet).
- Ask students to select 2-3 documents from the Helen Keller archive on a subject of your or their choosing. Have them write an “update” to their classroom textbook using evidence they find in their primary sources.