Exploring Primary Sources: Exploration, 2nd Edition Kit

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  • Grade: 4-12
  • Item: 111288
  • ISBN: 9780743911306
  • Language: English

Bring history to life by integrating authentic primary sources that stand out against the normal backdrop of textbooks. This series features fact-checked, historically accurate primary sources that provide students with a comprehensive understanding of historical events while saving teachers' valuable prep time. Exploring Primary Sources: Exploration Kit engages students in understanding early America and the period of exploration by examining the lives of significant people and events from that time.

With a focus on inquiry-based learning and increased rigor, this kit prompts students to naturally begin to use critical thinking to delve deeply into analyzing historical events while considering multiple points of view. The well-organized lessons are easy to implement while meeting standards such as the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), WIDA/TESOL, McREL, and the C3 Framework.

Exploring Primary Sources: Exploration Kit includes:

  • Eight Primary Source Cards:
    • Drawing of Magellan's ship, Victoria
    • Photograph of a reconstructed Viking ship
    • Drawing of Captain James Cook
    • And more...
  • Eight Primary Source Reproductions:
    • Claudius Ptolemy's map of the world
    • Letter from Ponce de León to King Charles V
    • Painting of a tribute giraffe given to the Yongle Emperor
    • And more...
  • Teacher's guide with document-based assessments
  • Digital resources
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Series highlights include

  • 8 Primary Source Reproductions
  • 8 Primary Source Cards
  • Teacher's guide - Includes a lesson plan for each Primary Source Reproduction and Primary Source Card, document-based assessments, extension activities, and standards correlations
  • Digital resources - Include digital copies of all Primary Source Reproductions and Primary Source Cards, student reproducibles, and more than 50 additional digital primary sources
Exploring Primary Sources: Exploration, 2nd Edition Kit

Primary Sources

Primary Source Cards

  • Provide historical context and detailed, historical background information for teachers and students
  • Focus on inquiry and analysis
  • Include questions and activities designed to help students analyze what they see and learn
  • Extend the learning experience through focused writing activities

Primary Source Reproductions

  • Provide a deeper and more comprehensive view of historical events
  • Give students an opportunity to participate in the constructive process of history
  • Facilitate opportunities to study multiple perspectives, determine validity of sources, look at current issues through a historical lens, and compare and contrast information
Exploring Primary Sources: Exploration, 2nd Edition Kit

Teacher's Guide

The Teacher's Guide supports teacher capacity and provides extensive details about each component in the kit.

  • Includes a lesson plan for each Primary Source Card and Primary Source Reproduction
  • Features historical background pages with additional information about each primary source being studied
  • Includes correlations to standards, document-based assessments, and extension activities
Exploring Primary Sources: Exploration, 2nd Edition Kit

Digital Resources

More than 50 additional digital primary sources promote further exploration and independent discovery. Digital resources include digital copies of all primary source reproductions and primary source cards, as well as student reproducibles.

Exploring Primary Sources: Exploration, 2nd Edition Kit

Correlations to National, State, and Province Standards

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