Primary Source Set: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

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What did Jo write her stories with? How did the March sisters dress? A primary source set designed for Louisa May Alcott's Little Women prompts learners to look over images of household items and clothes from the 1860s before engaging in discussion questions and classroom activities.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Provide the link for students to peruse on their own tablets or devices
  • Project the images onto the board and have a class discussion about their significance in the context of the novel
  • Assign each discussion question to a small group, who will present their findings to the rest of the class
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires access to the Internet
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  • Provides additional links for more research opportunities
  • Addresses Common Core standards for both language arts and social studies
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