Primary Sources: Continents-The Americas, Europe, and Australia Kit

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  • Grade: 3-8
  • Interest Level: 2-10
  • Item: 28654
  • ISBN: 9781425833343
  • Language: English

Expand the study of history beyond the textbook with visually appealing primary sources! This comprehensive kit is filled with intriguing primary source documents and authentic artifacts that breathe life into the pages of history. Students will use their critical thinking skills to analyze historical events as they study 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. This comprehensive social studies kit aligns to state and national standards.

Primary Sources: Continents: The Americas, Europe, and Australia Kit includes:

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

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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

Give teachers the tools to breathe life into history. 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.

Digital Resources

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