Primary Sources: Virginia Kit

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  • Grade: 4-8
  • Interest Level: 3-10
  • Item: 15973
  • ISBN: 9781433349737
  • 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 the history of the state of Virginia. These authentic resources will capture students' curiosity about the past and promote critical thinking as they examine significant people and events in U.S. history.

Primary Sources: Virginia Kit includes:

  • 8 Primary Source Cards:
    • Fort Monroe
    • Civil War Spy Antonio Ford
    • Vive Wilson
    • And more...
  • 8 Primary Source Reproductions:
    • The Virginia Declaration of Rights
    • Battle of Yorktown Map
    • Goodson Letter
    • And more...
  • 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
Primary Sources: Virginia Kit

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