Adobe: A Building Block For Learning and Literacy

Adobe Reader

Check out this Adobe Infographic with more ideas: 

See a teacher explanation of an Adobe Reader annotation with a National Register Nomination here: 

Use This Tool With Primary Sources and...

  • Have students learn about a historic site and it's significance on the National Historic Register by annotating the nomination using Adobe Reader. After finding the significance, write a summarizing statement about how this site played a role in local, state, or national history and share that with colleagues.

  • Have students upload an architectural drawing from the HABS Collection in the LOC.gov collection and using Adobe Reader circle and annotate the architectural features of the site demonstrating their knowledge of important architecture vocabulary and concepts. 

  • Place a primary source in Adobe Reader and have students use the drawing tools to annotate the source with their analysis.

  • Share a set of primary sources in Adobe Reader with a scholar or expert and have that expert provide comments and context for the source with students. Better yet, have the students comment on the source with key questions  and comments they have after analysis and get a response from a scholar.

  • Using a government document from Congress.gov have students deconstruct the portions of a bill or resolution looking for key acts and statements that will affect them and their community. Annotate and highlight these items using Adobe Reader.

  • Have students use Adobe Reader to take a primary source document and put it in their own words as a collaborative group to better understand the meaning of it.

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