Primary Sources: New Mexico Kit

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  • Grade: 4-12
  • Interest Level: 3-14
  • Item: 103743
  • ISBN: 9781642907445
  • Language: English

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:

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


Series highlights include

  • 8 Primary Source Reproductions
  • 8 Primary Source Cards
  • Teacher's guide - Includes a lesson plan for each Primary Source Reproduction and Primary Source Card, document-based assessments, extension activities, and standards correlations
  • Digital resources - Include digital copies of all Primary Source Reproductions and Primary Source Cards, student reproducibles, and additional digital primary sources

8 Primary Sources

Primary Source Cards

  • Provide historical context and detailed, historical background information for teachers and students
  • Include questions and activities designed to help students analyze what they see and learn
  • Extend the learning experience through focused writing activities, one fiction and one nonfiction

Primary Source Reproductions

  • Provide a deeper and more comprehensive view of historical events through authentically recreated maps, images, letters, photographs, political cartoons, pamphlets, advertisements, and more
  • Give students an opportunity to participate in the constructive process of history

Teacher's Guide

The Teacher's Guide supports teacher capacity and provides extensive details about each component in the kit.

  • Includes a lesson plan for each Primary Source and Photograph Cards with objectives, materials, discussion questions, and suggestions for using the primary sources
  • Features historical background pages with additional information about each primary source being studied
  • Includes correlations to standards, document-based assessments, and extension activities

Digital Resources

  • Digital copies of all photographs and primary sources in PDF and JPEG formats
  • Bonus photographs and primary sources to support and enrich the lessons
  • Student reproducibles