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Using Primary Sources
Types of Activities
How to Create an Activity
Consider the Source
Teaching with Historical Records
By Historical Era
By Historical Era
Interpreting the Evidence
Single Document Historical Analysis. Choose a primary source from the website or upload your own. Add captions to the primary source. Create analysis questions. Students analyze the document and answer questions based on the analysis.
Comparison and Contextualization
Two Document Compare and Contrast. Choose primary sources from the website or upload your own. Create analysis questions. Students analyze both documents and answer questions based on the analysis.
Chronological Reasoning and Causation
Multiple document analysis and synthesizing of historical information. Choose primary sources from the website or upload your own and create narratives and questions for each document to help your students draw conclusions and synthesize the information.
Evaluating the Evidence
Multiple document analysis and evaluation. Choose primary sources from the website or upload your own. Label each side of the scale with a different perspective. Create analysis questions. Students analyze the documents and place each document on one of side the scale based on the author’s perspective.
Multiple document analysis and geographic reasoning. Choose a map. Choose primary sources from the website or upload your own. Create analysis questions. Students analyze each document and place the document in the correct location on the map.
USING PRIMARY SOURCES
TYPES OF ACTIVITIES
Teaching with Video
Dr. Kristi Fragnoli, Professor at The College of St. Rose, demonstrates creative ways to use videos in the classroom.
Funded by the Hearst Foundation and Time Warner
Teaching with Political Cartoons
Teaching with Written Documents