Primary Sources: American Revolution Kit

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  • Grade: 4-8
  • Interest Level: 3-12
  • Item: 111286
  • ISBN: 9780743911283
  • Language: English

Bring history to life by integrating authentic primary sources that stand out against the normal backdrop of textbooks. This series features fact-checked, historically accurate primary sources that provide students with a comprehensive understanding of historical events while saving teachers' valuable prep time. Exploring Primary Sources: American Revolution Kit explores the early history of the United States by examining the lives of important people and events of the American Revolution.

With a focus on inquiry-based learning and increased rigor, this kit prompts students to naturally begin to use critical thinking to delve deeply into analyzing historical events while considering multiple points of view. The well-organized lessons are easy to implement while meeting standards such as the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), WIDA/TESOL, McREL, and the C3 Framework.

Exploring Primary Sources: American Revolution Kit includes:

  • Eight Primary Source Cards:
    • Paul Revere's engraving of the Boston Massacre
    • Painting of Molly Pitcher at the Battle of Monmouth
    • Print of Benjamin Franklin
    • And more...
  • Eight Primary Source Reproductions:
    • Map of the Battle of Bunker Hill
    • Declaration of Independence
    • Surrender at Yorktown poem
    • And more...
  • Teacher's guide including lesson plans, student activities, and document-based assessments
  • Digital resources including digital versions of the primary sources, student reproducibles, and more than 50 additional primary sources


Series highlights include

  • 8 Primary Source Cards and 8 Primary Source Reproductions in print and digital formats
  • Teacher's Guide featuring lesson plans and document-based assessments
  • Digital Resources including bonus primary sources
Primary Sources: American Revolution Kit

Primary Sources

8 Primary Source Cards

  • Make social studies content accessible and engaging.
  • Historical background information provides immediate historical context.
  • Include questions and activities designed to help students analyze what they see and learn.

8 Primary Source Reproductions

  • Provide a deeper and more comprehensive view of historical events.
  • Give students an opportunity to participate in the constructive process of history.
  • Facilitate opportunities to compare and contrast information, study multiple perspectives, determine validity of sources, and look at current issues through a historical lens.
Primary Sources: American Revolution Kit

Teacher's Guide

The Teacher's Guide provides extensive details about each component in the kit. Lesson plans are organized with objectives, materials, discussion questions, suggestions for using the primary sources, and extension ideas. Historical background pages are provided to give teachers and students information about each of the primary sources being studied. Includes correlations to standards, document-based assessments, and extension activities.

Teacher's Guide

Digital Resources

Provides bonus primary sources to support and enrich lessons.

Includes digital copies of all primary sources and student reproducibles.

Primary Sources: American Revolution Kit

Correlations to National, State, and Province Standards

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