Expand the study of history beyond the textbook and explore California's history with Primary Sources: California. This kit is filled with intriguing primary source documents and authentic artifacts from California's rich past that breathe life into the pages of history. Students will use their critical thinking skills to analyze historical events as they study original documents including letters, maps, pamphlets, advertisements, political cartoons, newspaper articles, and photographs. 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. It includes eight Primary Sources cards with document-based assessments and activities that challenge students to delve deeper into the history surrounding each primary source document. It also includes eight Photograph Cards that include a variety of leveled questions, history activities, writing activities, and a history challenge. This comprehensive social studies lessons kit is aligned to the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), the new California State History Social Science Framework, and other state and national standards.
Primary Sources: California Complete Kit includes:
- 8 Primary Sources
- 8 Photograph Cards
- Teacher's Guide including lesson plans for each of the Photograph Cards and Primary Sources, student activities, standards and objectives, extension and challenge activities, and document-based assessments
- Digital resources including student reproducibles, student glossary, additional primary sources in PDF and JPEG formats, and more