Exploring Primary Sources: California (Spanish)

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  • Grade: 4
  • Interest Level: 3-6
  • Item: 111380
  • ISBN: 9780743912464
  • Language: Spanish

Expand the study of history beyond the textbook and explore California's rich history! This Spanish kit is filled with intriguing primary source documents and authentic artifacts from California's rich past that breathe life into the pages of history. English language learners will use critical thinking skills to analyze historical events as they study original documents including images, letters, maps, advertisements, political cartoons, and newspaper articles. Primary sources provide opportunities for students to compare and contrast information, learn to identify biases, determine the validity and reliability of sources, and look at current issues with a historical lens.

This easy-to-use classroom resource provides teachers with streamlined lesson plans that offer tips and strategies for easy implementation. This comprehensive kit is aligned to the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), the California State History Social Science Framework, and other state and national standards. Primary Sources: California Kit (Spanish Version) includes:

  • 8 Primary Source Reproductions
  • 8 Primary Source Cards
  • Teacher's guide
  • Digital resources


Series highlights include:

  • 8 Photo Cards
  • 8 Primary Sources
  • Teacher's Guide with easy-to-use lessons and document-based assessments
  • Digital Resources

8 Primary Sources

Provide students with a deeper and more comprehensive view of historical events through maps, letters, photographs, political cartoons, and more! Students will participate in the constructive process of history by studying primary source documents and photographs. Viewing historic photographs, handling facsimiles of famous documents, and reading the comments and opinions of those in the past prepare students for document-based assessments.

Teacher's Guide

The Teacher's Guide supports teacher capacity and provides extensive details about each component in the kit.

  • Includes a lesson plan for each Primary Source and Photograph Cards with objectives, materials, discussion questions, and suggestions for using the primary sources
  • Features historical background pages with additional information about each primary source being studied
  • Includes correlations to standards, document-based assessments, and extension activities

Digital Resources

  • Digital copies of all photographs and primary sources
  • Bonus photographs and primary sources
  • Student reproducibles