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Primary Source Analysis: 95 Theses Excerpts
8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
By reviewing and analyzing these nine selected points from Martin Luther's 95 Theses, your young historians will discern the major tenets of the revolutionary challenge made against the Catholic Church in the seventeenth century. This is...
Immigration in the Gilded Age: Using Photographs as Primary Sources
9th - 12th
Students explore the Gilded Age. In this Gilded Age lesson, students use primary sources to analyze photographs from this time period in history. Students use National Archive tools to construct the past as historians examining the...
Civil War Photography: Photography as a Primary Source
4th - 7th CCSS: Adaptable
Can we learn a thing or two about history by looking at pictures from the past? As young historians view 2-D and 3-D primary source photographs, they respond to a series of worksheets that guides them toward unveiling clues about the past.
Communities in Crisis Lesson 1: Primary Source? What is That?
5th - 10th
Distinguish between primary and secondary source documents using the theme of philanthropy. Middle schoolers discuss Anne Frank: The Diary of Young Girl as a way to study the past using a primary source. Then they investigate how to...
Reading Primary Source Documents: Historical Content
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...
Multiple Perspectives: Primary Source Activity
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Use primary sources to delve into seven different perspectives of the Boston Massacre. Here, historians read and examine images taken from the Boston Massacre's witnesses and participants. Then, they answer questions dissecting each...
“Read All About It”: Primary Source Reading in “Chronicling America”
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Can investigative journalism become too sensationalistic and accusatory, or is it vital for the survival of a democracy? Middle schoolers analyze primary source documents from early 20th-century newspapers as well as Theodore Roosevelt's...
Using Primary Sources: Wide Open Town
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewA picture speaks a thousand words, no matter how old! Scholars use political cartoons from the era of Prohibition and the Temperance Movement to analyze what, a primary document (in this case, a bootlegger's notebook) is telling them...
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