Digital Storytelling with Primary Sources


We want to see what you have developed over the past two Saturday sessions from Movie Maker & Audacity.

  1. Save your images and sound on the flash drive we provided in project form, if you wish to edit your project at a later date.

  2. Click "Save Movie" in Movie Maker. Save your story as a windows media video file. If you don't have enough space on your flash drive, save it to your desktop. 

  3. Go to YouTube.    

  4. Sign in
    User Name is PrimarySourceStories
    Password is

  5. Click Upload to the left of the sign in.

    • Locate your video and upload.


If you don't have the sound in your movie, yet, upload the movie file.




This is an enormous project and takes time to make "perfect." We love perfect but we also appreciate the PROCESS!


The Digital Storytelling workshop takes place over the course of two Saturdays, March 24 and March 31, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at UNC Loveland Center at Centerra.



Collecting and analyizing Primary Sources:

Primary Source Collection Tool

Library of Congress Analysis Tool

Thinking Like  a Historian Checklist

Inquiry process

Links to music sites (mostly free)


Links to sample Digital Stories

A Lesson in Time

Intro to Digital Storytelling U of Houston

Denver neighborhoods

Dust Bowl - Why is this not a digital story?




Reunion Story

Van Gogh




Current News

New resource: Book Backdrops developed by our summer institue participants.

Calendar of Events:

Coming this Fall 2015

Transforming America: America in the Gilded Age (Date to be announced soon)

Other offerings this fall will be Essentials Exploration and a Special Topics workhop focused on WWII