Primary Sources: New York State Kit

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  • Grade: 3-8
  • Interest Level: 3-8
  • Item: 8124
  • ISBN: 9780743981248
  • Language: English

Build social studies content-area literacy by integrating dynamic primary sources into the classroom! This comprehensive kit uses original documents, photographs, and other materials to engage students in learning about New York's rich past. These authentic resources will promote meaningful discussion and critical thinking, as students uncover firsthand accounts of New York history and develop a more comprehensive understanding of historical events.

Primary Sources: New York State Kit includes:

  • 8 Primary Source Cards:
    • The New York Stock Exchange
    • 9/11 Image
    • Female Slaves of New York
    • And more...
  • 8 Primary Source Reproductions:
    • New York Currency 1776-1864
    • Page from the New York State Constitution
    • Map of the Five Nations
    • And more...
  • 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
Primary Sources: New York State Kit

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.
Primary Sources: New York State Kit

Digital Resources

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