Primary Sources: People Who Shaped America Kit

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  • Grade: 4-8
  • Interest Level: 4-8
  • Item: 29642
  • ISBN: 9781425825263
  • Language: English

Build social studies content-area literacy in history, civics, economics, and government by integrating primary sources into the classroom! This dynamic kit uses original documents, maps, pamphlets, advertisements, photographs, and other authentic, engaging resources to capture students' curiosity about the past and promote critical thinking as they analyze past events. 

Students will learn to "think like historians" as they delve into learning about the significant Americans who shaped and influenced the history of the United States. Bring social studies topics to life with this comprehensive kit that aligns to state and national standards.

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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.

Teacher's Guide

Digital Resources

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