Primary Source Documents
Students identify key terms in the study of history. They locate and identify the primary source documents from collections of historical documents.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 43 Downloads
The Holocaust & the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
It's hard to believe that such atrocities against human rights could occur in the 20th century. Young historians analyze several primary source documents regarding the Holocaust before incorporating the information they have gathered...
6th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Sourcing a Document: The First Thanksgiving
How reliable is a painting of the first Thanksgiving if it was created 300 years after the fact? Learners assess the validity of a primary source image to determine what it can actually reveal about this event.
3rd - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Multiple Perspectives: Primary Source Activity
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...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Analyzing the News
With so many ways to follow the news today, it is imperative to think critically about the sources of information we are turning to. Here is a fantastic graphic organizer that will help your learners develop the skills to properly...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
When considering a series of primary sources about a event, how do historians decide which ones to give greater weight? That's the question class groups consider to gain an understanding of the importance of intertextual evaluation.
5th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Personal Morals vs. Political Moves Document Based Essay
Was Thomas Jefferson a hypocrite? Tackle this question with primary source analysis and an essay. The packet includes historical background, a writing prompt, a combined outline and checklist, and ten primary documents paired with...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Historical Thinking Chart
Narrow down your questions about author perspective, historical context, and veracity of claims in a document with the help of a historical reading chart. Learners track the basics of the document along with advanced evaluation skills...
5th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable