America's History in the Making: Classroom Applications Two

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Reading between the lines helps discover important information! The 11th lesson of a 22-part series on American history has scholars use historical thinking skills to uncover the deeper meaning behind the words on a page. Using backward design methods, primary sources, and group work, they hone their skills to present their findings on a wide variety of historical documents from post-Revolutionary times through the Civil War. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Groups should be no larger than three
  • To better facilitate the activity, create historical artifact investigative stations around the room for each group to rotate to and examine 
Classroom Considerations

  • Uses overhead projector and transparencies
Pros

  • Provides detailed historical artifacts for examination 
  • Includes printable worksheets for distribution in class
Cons

  • None