Primary Sources: Early American Indians Kit

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  • Grade: 3-8
  • Item: 10375
  • ISBN: 9780743903752
  • Language: English

Build social studies content-area literacy by integrating dynamic primary sources into the classroom! This comprehensive kit uses original documents, photographs, and other materials to provide students with unique insights into the lives of early American Indians. These authentic resources will capture students' curiosity about the past, so they naturally use critical thinking to analyze historical events.

Primary Sources: Early American Indians Kit includes:

  • Eight Photograph Cards:
    • Algonquin village and Southeastern Indian village
    • Plains Indians play lacrosse
    • Petroglyphs in Utah
    • And more…
  • Eight Primary Sources:
    • Document signed by chiefs of the Six Nations in receipt of ten thousand dollars in 1768
    • Map of the Indian tribes on the East Coast in 1650
    • Fort and settlement of New Amsterdam on Manhattan Island in the 1620s
    • And more…
  • Teacher's Guide
  • Digital resources including copies of all photographs and primary sources, student reproducibles, and additional primary sources
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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: Early American Indians 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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