Primary Sources: Communities Around the World Kit

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  • Grade: 2-6
  • Item: 23178
  • ISBN: 9781493811786
  • Language: English

Build social studies content-area literacy by integrating dynamic primary sources into the classroom! This comprehensive kit uses original documents, maps, photographs and other materials to engage students in learning about different communities as they travel the world through the pages of these high-interest books. These authentic resources will capture students' curiosity about the past and build critical thinking and global awareness as they explore the history and geography of communities in twelve different countries.

Primary Sources: Communities Around the World Kit includes:

  • 12 photo cards featuring various countries with background and geography information and a corresponding map activity
  • 12 primary-source documents and a world map
  • Student Guided Practice Book (additional copies can be ordered)
  • Teacher's Guide including lesson plans and document-based assessments
  • Digital resources including bonus primary sources and photographs
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Series highlights include

  • 8 Photo Cards
  • 8 Primary Sources
  • Teacher's Guide with easy-to-use lessons and document-based assessments
  • Digital Resources
Primary Sources: Communities Around the World Kit

8 Primary Sources

Provide students with a deeper and more comprehensive view of historical events through maps, letters, photographs, political cartoons, and more! Students will participate in the constructive process of history by studying primary source documents and photographs. Viewing historic photographs, handling facsimiles of famous documents, and reading the comments and opinions of those in the past prepare students for document-based assessments.

Teacher's Guide

Give teachers the tools to breathe life into history. The Teacher's Guide provides extensive details about each component in the kit. Lesson plans are organized with objectives, materials, discussion questions, suggestions for using the primary sources, and extension ideas. Historical background pages are provided to give teachers and students information about each of the primary sources being studied.

Digital Resources

  • Digital copies of all photographs and primary sources
  • Bonus photographs and primary sources
  • Student reproducibles
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