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 understanding how New York City has changed over time. These authentic resources will capture students' curiosity about the past and promote critical thinking as they analyze New York City's past and present.
Primary Sources: New York City Then and Now Kit includes:
8 Primary Source Cards:
Cultural Landscape Then and Now
Jobs and Industry Then and Now
Transportation Then and Now
8 Primary Source Reproductions:
Map of Central Park in 1870
Tourist Map from the Empire State Building, Late 1930s
Buffalo Bill Poster
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Teacher's Guide with easy-to-use lessons and document-based assessments
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.
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 copies of all photographs and primary sources