Build social studies content-area literacy by integrating dynamic primary sources into the classroom! This comprehensive kit uses original documents, maps, photographs, articles, and other materials from New Mexico's fascinating past to engage students in learning about history. These authentic resources will promote meaningful discussion and critical thinking as students uncover firsthand accounts of New Mexico's history and develop a more comprehensive understanding of historical events. Aligned to the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), the C3 Framework, CCSS, WIDA, and McREL standards, this kit prepares students for college and career.
Primary Sources: New Mexico Kit includes:
Make social studies content accessible and engaging to students with the photo cards in each Primary Sources kit. Each photo card has four general areas on the back for teacher and student use.
The top of the card has a brief Historical Background Information section. Along the left side of the card is the Analyzing History section. This includes questions and activities designed to make students analyze what they see and learn.
In the Historical Writing section, students are given two writing assignments, one fiction and one nonfiction. Finally, the History Challenge section offers fun extension ideas for students.