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Understanding and Using Primary and Secondary Sources in History

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Explore primary and secondary sources in this historical analysis lesson. Young researchers define the terms primary source and secondary source. They read a primary source document provided by the teacher and answer questions about the...
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History In the House

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students analyze primary sources. In this historical analysis lesson plan, students will closely examine the household objects that most impact their lives. Students will use research, analysis, and class discussion to draw parallels...
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Rosa Parks: 3 Day Lesson

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How can evidence and perspective challenge even the most well-known of stories? Through primary and secondary source analysis, think-alouds, and discussion, young historians evaluate the historical narrative of Rosa Parks across multiple...
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Propaganda and World War II

For Teachers 10th - 11th
What was the true meaning behind WWII propaganda posters? Historians analyze images from the U.S., Great Britain, Nazi Germany, and the Soviet Union, sharing findings in small groups. A poster analysis worksheet and all posters are...
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Textual Analysis Lesson: Segregation: Past or Present?

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Are your scholars reading Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee? If so, use this textual analysis packet and lesson guide to drive deeper thinking about the characters, create personal connections, and apply historical contexts to the text....
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US Imperialism Cartoon Analysis Worksheet

For Students 6th - 12th
Select a political cartoon about US imperialism and complete this analysis worksheet. The resource provides an opportunity for an objective and subjective viewpoint and encourages the reader to make observations about the objects,...
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Historical Climate Cycles

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
What better way to make predictions about future weather and climate patterns than with actual climate data from the past? Young climatologists analyze data from 400,000 to 10,000 years ago to determine if climate has changed over time....
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Reading Primary Source Documents: Historical Content

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Why do we read primary source documents? What can they give us that other writings cannot? Provide your learners with any of the primary sources attached here (there are seven), and have them complete the graphic organizer (which opens...
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Historical Fiction: A Wealth of Interpretations

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Historical fiction becomes a platform for exploring different perspectives. The class makes predictions based on illustrations, completes Venn diagrams to compare and contrast differing points of view, and to think about how characters...
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Document Analysis Sheet

For Students 6th - 8th
Sometimes all kids need is a little guided practice and then they can be on their way. They can use an analysis worksheet to help them analyze a primary or secondary source document. They answer several questions describing the type of...
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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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Poetry Reading: Analysis Worksheet

For Students 7th - 9th
Explore poetry by reading the poem "The Walloping Window Blind" by Charles E. Carryl, and completing an analysis with your class. The worksheet provides the entire poem, a graphic organizer to help with summarizing and paraphrasing, and...
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Human Population- Changes in Survival Rates Data Interpretation

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
In this human population changes in survival worksheet, students interpret and plot data to understand the differences in human mortality and survivorship between historic and modern times. They investigate how these changes influence...
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Historical Fiction: A Wealth of Interpretations

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
How can understanding the genre of historical fiction help your language arts class with literary analysis? Use this lesson plan to help young readers learn about historical fiction. After reading a selection from the "Dear America" or...
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Spanish-American War: 3 Day Lesson

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Why did the United States choose to invade Cuba in 1898? As part of a 3-day lesson, your young historians will first develop working hypotheses to answer this question, then work with a variety of historical primary source documents that...
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Social Security: 3 Day Lesson

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What does social security reveal about the political and social culture of the 1930s? After beginning with a brief introductory video on the impact of the Great Depression and how various Americans, such as Huey Long and Francis...
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Worksheet for Analysis of a Newspaper Article

For Students 8th - 12th
In this primary source analysis worksheet, students respond to 20 short answer questions that require them to analyze their selected newspaper articles.
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Worksheet for Analysis of Sheet Music

For Students 6th - 12th
In this primary source analysis learning exercise, students respond to 20 short answer questions that require them to analyze sheet music of their choice.
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Letter Analysis

For Students 8th - 12th
In this primary source analysis activity, students analyze historical letters of their choosing and respond to 15 analysis questions about the letters.
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Poster Analysis

For Students 8th - 12th
In this primary source analysis worksheet, students analyze historical posters of their choosing and respond to 10 analysis questions about the posters.
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Worksheet for Analysis of an Artifact

For Students 8th - 12th
In this primary source analysis activity, learners respond to 20 short answer questions that require them to analyze an artifact of their choice.
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Worksheet for Analysis of a Written Document

For Students 8th - 12th
In this primary source analysis learning exercise, students respond to 16 short answer questions that require them to analyze the provided historical document.
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Worksheet for Analysis of a Motion Picture

For Students 9th - 12th
In this primary source analysis worksheet, learners respond to 14 short answer questions that require them to analyze the motion picture of their choice.
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Worksheet for Analysis of a Broadside or Leaflet

For Students 8th - 12th
In this primary source analysis worksheet, students respond to 15 short answer questions that require them to analyze leaflets or brochures of their choice.

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