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Using Primary Sources


Identify conclusions about historical events using primary and secondary sources. 8.5.11

Links verified 11/3/2016

  1. "Been Here So Long" - three lesson plans using selections from the WPA American Slave Narratives - use these to reinforce understanding the nature of a primary source A lesson plan can be found at this site
  2. 'I' Witness to History - students read a first-hand account of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor as a springboard for researching a significant historic event and writing a set of diary entries from the perspective of a person involved in that event A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Pearl Harbor - A comprehensive site about the history of Pearl Harbor - discussing what happened and why. Included are images, videos of Roosevelt and Truman, and eyewitness accounts.
  4. "Pressing" Issues in Zimbabwe - a lesson which allows students to explore the nature of freedom of the press through examining a news story about the capture and torture of journalists in Zimbabwe A lesson plan can be found at this site
  5. Primary Sources: What are they? - from TeachingHistory.org

A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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