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556 resources with the concept primary source images

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Transformations in the Coordinate Plane

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Your learners connect the new concepts of transformations in the coordinate plane to their previous knowledge using the solid vocabulary development in this unit. Like a foreign language, mathematics has its own set of vocabulary terms...
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Stars, Stripes and Symbols of America: Comparing Our Flag, Past and Present

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
Your young historians will compare and contrast the details of the American flag today with an an image of the nation's flag from the post-Civil War era, and identify the flag's importance as a national symbol through analysis worksheets...
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Philip Reid and the Statue of Freedom

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Approach the concept of freedom in United States history from a variety of angles and delve into rich primary source analysis practice. Pupils study the Statue of Freedom, which sits atop the dome of the Capitol building in Washington...
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Two Viewpoints of the Same Event: Lee Surrenders to Grant, 1865

For Students 9th - 11th Standards
How did Union General Ulysses S. Grant view the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in 1865, which effectively ended the United States Civil War? After reading an excerpt from Grant's autobiography, your young historians will...
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Creative Writing: Middle School Lesson Plan

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Enhance a unit on historical fiction with an engaging writing lesson. Learners bring the Industrial Era to life as they compose their own historical fiction pieces based on primary source images of Pittsburgh steel workers. 
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Sourcing a Document: The First Thanksgiving

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
How reliable is a painting of the first Thanksgiving if it was created 300 years after the fact? Learners assess the validity of a primary source image to determine what it can actually reveal about this event. 
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Create a Walking Tour of San Francisco's Chinatown

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Take a tour of Chinatown as it was in the 1800's. Analyzing primary source images and documents, learners will gain a better understanding of the myths and misconceptions of Chinese immigrants during the 1800's. They create a pamphlet to...
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Maryland: A Middle Ground?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Is Maryland in or out? Using primary source documents that examine the state's geopolitical location, learners discuss whether the Old Line State is Northern or Southern to its core. The resource includes numerous documents and...
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Road to Revolution: How did Actions and Responses Lead to an Independent United States?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Using primary sources, maps, and an interactive M&M game, young historians examine the American revolution as if they were detectives trying to solve a crime. Resource includes graphic organizers and a final writing prompt to aid...
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The Tobacco Economy: How did the Geography of the Chesapeake Region Influence its Development?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Explore the relationship between geography and economy using primary sources. After examining wills, advertisements, and other primary sources, individuals consider how the Chesapeake Region came to be home first to indentured servants,...
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The Iran Hostage Crisis

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
While the Iranian Hostage Crisis was a watershed moment, few history classes take on the complex series of events leading up to it. Using declassified documents, including a hostage's diary, young historians create their own reports to...
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Debating Social Security: Understanding and Evaluating the Social Security Act of 1935

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
With throngs of Americans out of work and hungry, Franklin D. Roosevelt made the bold move to establish a social safety net with programs such as Social Security. The move was—and still is—controversial. Using documents from the 1930s,...
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The Freedmen's Bureau: Success or Failure?

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
What is freedom? The United States grappled with the question at the end of the Civil War after four million enslaved people were freed. Using circulars and images from the Reconstruction period, individuals examine how successful the...
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Daily Lives of Slaves - What Really Happened?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The stories of enslaved people are preserved forever thanks to the Great Depression. Budding historians explore slave narratives gathered by a federal government initiative to discover what life was actually like for enslaved people....
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King Philip's War

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
King Philip's War was the crescendo of a violent period between the Pequot and English colonists. Using documents from English settlers, including a contemporary report on the conflict, learners explore the little-known period. They then...
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Boston Massacre

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Boston Massacre was a propaganda victory for those protesting British rule over the American colonies. By using images from Patriots, as well as the testimony of witnesses, scholars consider what may have happened on that fateful day...
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What Brought Settlers to the Midwest?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Drawn by promises of fertile land, thousands of settlers poured West because of the Homestead Act of 1862. By examining images of the ads that drew them westward, learners consider the motivations for movement. They also consider how the...
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The Great Depression 1929-1940

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The Great Depression was the devastating result of a world-wide financial meltdown. From the causes of the crisis to its effects in the Hoovervilles and Dust Bowl, a PowerPoint presentation takes viewers through the story of the...
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Reconstruction and Development in Japan after WWII

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After World War II, Japan faced the task of rebuilding—under the watchful eyes of the Allies. Using a dice game and creative discussion strategies, class members consider the challenges facing Japan and changes the country underwent...
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DBQuest: The Nashville Sit-In Movement

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What was it like to be a part of the sit-ins during the Civil Rights Movement? Learners consider the question and whether the protests were effective using an online documents-based investigation. The program allows for virtual...
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Unit 15: Launching Liberty - Democracy in Liberia

For Teachers 2nd - 12th Standards
While Liberia is named after "liberty," the nation has struggled with political turmoil. It was founded by free African Americans in the 1820s, but has been plagued by civil war and violence in recent decades. Various activities,...
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Unit 8: Political Peanuts - Cartoons Inspired by President Carter

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Your scholars may be familiar with the Marvel universe, but do they know how to read political cartoons? Comics aren't just for kids ... they often convey sophisticated political ideas, and reading them takes practice. A wealth of...
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Knocking Down Fences

For Teachers 3rd
After reading The Other Side and guiding children through a picture walk, third graders investigate evidence of the civil rights movement. In the mini unit, 3rd graders analyze photographs of the past and make connections between...
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The Dust Bowl: Out of the Dust

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Is your class going to read the novel, Out of the Dust? If so, you can prep them with a presentation that provides both images of the Dust Bowl and quotes from the book. Tip: Have learners use the images to compose descriptive...