Primary Sources: The Peopling of America: Immigration Stories Kit

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  • Grade: K-3
  • Interest Level: PK-5
  • Item: 15977
  • ISBN: 9781433349775
  • Language: English

Build social studies content-area literacy by integrating dynamic primary sources into the classroom! This comprehensive kit uses primary source documents, photographs and other materials to give students unique insights into the lives of immigrants throughout U.S. history. These authentic resources will capture students' curiosity about the past and promote critical thinking as they analyze significant people and events in U.S. history. There are eight lessons in this kit and each lesson focuses on one family's story.

The Peopling of America: Immigration Stories Kit includes:

  • 8 Primary Source Cards:
    • Annie Moore Statue on Ellis Island
    • Confino Family Tenement
    • And more...
  • 8 Primary Source Reproductions:
    • Albert Pujols on the Cover of Sports Illustrated
    • Immunization Record
    • And more...
  • Teacher's guide
  • Digital resources


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: The Peopling of America: Immigration Stories 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.

Digital Resources

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