Lately, there has been a lot of talk about Object Based Learning. Searching online, I found this great resource (http://historyexplorer.si.edu/PrimarySources.pdf) that explains what can be done in math, science, social studies, geography etc. to support object based learning. It also explains how to adapt it for different learning styles and intelligences and I liked the tips for reading documents, photographs, objects and oral histories.
If you are from a country other than United States, you should know that the links to documents are from the USA but you will still enjoy the whats, hows and whys that you read here.