Mary Henry: Journal/Diary Writing

A great way to connect social studies with language arts, a resource on Mary Henry's historical diary reinforces the concepts of primary and secondary sources. It comes with an easy-to-understand lesson plan, as well as the reference documents and worksheets necessary for completing the activity.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pair with a history unit on the Civil War, or a novel set during the same era
  • Work into your lessons on primary and secondary sources
  • Use the resource when learning about the Smithsonian
Pros

  • Comes with a thorough explanation of primary sources and secondary sources
  • Provides both pictures and transcripts of Mary Henry's diary entry
Cons

  • None