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All About Me Bags: Inferencing with Primary Sources and Artifacts

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This twist on an all about me bag introduces the concepts of primary sources, artifacts, observation and inference. Ideal for beginning of the year social studies activities, your students will love getting to know you, another adult, and each other by creating and analyzing artifact bags. Full lesson plans for 5 sessions and all necessary student pages are included. All you’ll need are brown paper lunch bags and everyday primary sources and artifacts that you and your students will gather.

A full, free preview is available to help you decide if this activity will be a good fit for your classroom.

Standards Addressed:
Virginia SOL VS.1, USI.1, USII.1, and all standards that address analysis and interpretation of historical evidence

What You Get
★Teacher notes, lesson plans, and materials for 5 sessions
★Student reflection page
★3 Charts for organizing observations and inferences about primary sources and artifacts
★Vocabulary chart (blank version and completed version)
★Word Wall cards (including blank versions for any words you’d like to add)
★Mystery Person Inferences illustration page
★Student letter to send home about this mini-unit


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