Primary Sources: Constitution & New Government Kit

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  • Grade: 4-8
  • Interest Level: 3-12
  • Item: 111285
  • ISBN: 9780743911276
  • Language: English
Description

This item is estimated to be available in July 2019. Please contact customer service at 800-858-7339 to pre-order.

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: Constitution and New Government Kit explores how the U.S. government was formed and examines the historical people, places, and events that have influenced the development of the U.S. government over time.

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: Constitution and New Government Kit includes:

  • Eight Primary Source Cards:
    • Painting of the Constitutional Convention
    • Portrait of John Adams
    • Photograph of the Capitol Building
    • And more...
  • Eight Primary Source Reproductions:
    • Magna Carta in Latin
    • Monroe Doctrine political cartoon
    • Plan of the city of Washington in the territory of Columbia
    • 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

Components

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: Constitution & New Government Kit

8 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: Constitution & New Government 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.

Primary Sources: Constitution & New Government Kit

Digital Resources

Provides bonus primary sources to support and enrich lessons.

Includes digital copies of all primary sources and student reproducibles.

Primary Sources: Constitution & New Government Kit

Correlations to National, State, and Province Standards


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