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74 resources with the keyterm historical perspectives

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Applying KWL Guides to Sources with Elementary Students

For Teachers 2nd - 7th
What is a KWL chart? Here is a well thought-out lesson that has learners use KWL charts to gain historical perspective. Your class examines primary sources about historical events and identifies what they know, want to know, and,...
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Two Sides to Every Story: Day 4 and 5 (Part 2)

For Teachers 7th Standards
There really are two sides to every story! Seventh graders analyze various texts and media types to compare and contrast how perspective is conveyed. The fourth and fifth days of the unit focus on learners writing first drafts of a...
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Two Sides to Every Story: Task 3

For Teachers 7th - 7th Standards
Middle schoolers learn how to compose a compare and contrast paragraph based on analyzing two or more perspectives of a single historical event. They watch a video, read a shot story and a poem about Rosa Parks. They discuss how word...
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Historical Agency in History Book Sets (HBS)

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Study historical events by combining the study of historical fiction and non-fiction. Learners read about true past events in historical fiction novels and then research non-fiction accounts of the same events. What are some differences...
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Harriet Tubman Warns "Kill the Snake Before It Kills You"

For Students 8th - 12th
Harriet Tubman developed a rich extended metaphor for slavery and the imperative for Lincoln to abolish it in this dictated letter from 1862. Young historians read the original document and interpret Tubman's allegory with a pair of...
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American Biography: Images Draw You In

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Motivate your class with this activity examining primary sources.  Learners examine historical photographs of events that occurred in U.S. history. They analyze and discuss the photographs and talk about the changes that have taken place. 
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Pre-Industrial Education: A Comparative Approach

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Which school system is better: our current system or the one from the 19th century? Compare schools of the 19th and 21st centuries using an historical perspectives activity. Learners research primary and secondary sources to discover how...
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Washington in Cincinnati

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders compare and contrast the leadership of George Washington and Cincinnatus. In this historical perspectives lesson plan, 7th graders research the noted Web sites to answer questions about the 2 men.
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Writing American Diaries

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars examine the concept of historical perspective in writing. They read the diary of Sally Wister, a young Patriot from Philadelphia during the Revolutionary Era. Additionally, they must include different points of view in...
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Structured Academic Controversy (SAC) in the History Classroom

For Teachers 8th - 12th
SAC is a specific approach to discussing history and controversial issues. Rather than adhering to an either/or debate-style paradigm, it fosters speaking and constructivist listening to enable learners to build consensus through...
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Using Political Cartoons to Understand Historical Events

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Examine historical perspectives through the use of political cartoons. Learners complete analysis activities related to the president's title, the establishment of the national bank, and the Jay Treaty.
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A New York Rioter Explains His Opposition to the Draft

For Students 9th - 12th
In this primary source analysis instructional activity, students analyze a letter from a New York rioter over the Conscription Act. Students respond to 3 short answer questions about the letter to the editor of the New York Times.
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President Roosevelt Seeks Feedback on New Deal Programs

For Students 9th - 12th
In this primary source analysis worksheet, students analyze a letter from President Roosevelt to clergymen regarding New Deal programs. Students respond to 1 short answer question about the letter.
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Slave Laws in British Colonial New York, 1664—1722

For Students 8th - 12th
In this primary source analysis worksheet, students analyze colonial New York slave laws. Students respond to 4 short answer questions about the laws.
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Local History and Archives: Local House Study

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students make connections between local history and national history. In this primary source research instructional activity, students research information about a Toronto home using the provided handout. 
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Classrooms Here and Now Vs. Then and There

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students locate research materials. For this historical perspective lesson, students benefit from this presentation made to their parents about the Library of Congress website and its offerings.
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Local Government: Caring for Your Community

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders investigate the role of local governments. In this government instructional activity, 7th graders examine historical photographs and determine what services are being performed in the photographs. Students research how...
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History is a Series of Decisions

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Young scholars examine cause and effect. In this American Revolution lesson, students analyze primary source documents regarding the Stamp Act, the Boston Massacre, and George Washington. Young scholars imagine if the events had unfolded...
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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: How to Analyze a Historic Photograph

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students analyze historical images. In this primary source analysis activity, students examine an photograph of Hershey, PA from the 1920's. Students collaborate with one another and their instructor to note the details in the photograph...
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Reading Historical Children's Letters: Persuasive letters, Industrialization, Great Depression, and Japanese Internment

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students investigate the lives of American children of the past. In this historical perspectives lesson, students explore several primary sources available from the Library of Congress to conduct personal inquiry to determine...
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American Education: Then and Now

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders compare American education of today and the past. In this historical perspectives instructional activity, 7th graders analyze primary sources available from the Library of Congress featuring the American classrooms...
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"No Laughing Matter" Analyzing Political Cartoons 2

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders examine political cartoons. In this historical perspectives lesson, 7th graders analyze primary sources available from the Library of Congress that feature political cartoons of the past.  Analysis of ...
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Primary Document Analysis Worksheet

For Students 8th - 12th
In this primary source analysis instructional activity, students respond to 13 short answer questions about a primary document or source of their choosing.
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Slavery: Acts of Resistance: Journal Entry

For Students 8th - 12th
In this slavery worksheet, students write journal entries from the perspectives of slaves working or living on southern plantations.