Primary Sources: Jamestown Kit

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  • Grade: 3-8
  • Item: 10797
  • ISBN: 9780743907972
  • Language: English

Integrate authentic resources into the classroom with this dynamic kit. Primary sources capture students' curiosity about the past as they naturally begin to use critical thinking to analyze historical events. This kit uses authentically recreated documents and photographs to enrich social studies instruction and provide students with unique insights into the history of Jamestown, VA.

Primary Sources: Jamestown Kit includes:

  • 8 Primary Source Cards:
    • St. Augustine Cathedral
    • Homes of Jamestown, Great Britain, and the Powhatan Village
    • Baptism of Pocahontas Painting
    • And more…
  • 8 Primary Source Reproductions:
    • Map of Virginia Drawn by John Smith
    • Manifest of Original Jamestown Settlers and their Occupations
    • The Virginia Charter from King James
    • And more…
  • Teacher's guide
  • Digital resources
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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: Jamestown 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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