16 sets of paired passages (32 informational passages total) to help students analyze firsthand and secondhand accounts of the same event. Each set of paired passages includes a firsthand account as well as a secondhand account. This product also includes two posters describing the difference between the two types of sources, a recording sheet with guiding questions, and prompt cards with questions to encourage students to respond thoughtfully and analytically to the two accounts.
The topics and themes include:
March on Washington
The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
Lunar Landing (First moon landing)
On the Plantation (Slaves on the Plantation)
The Great Depression
Immigrating on Ellis Island
The Baseball Glove
Life on the Farm in the 1800s
These task cards are perfect for Common Core Standard RI.4.6 but are also wonderfully suited for teaching Point of View and Perspective. The passages are brief to help students feel comfortable with the content and concept. The cards are recommended for grades 4+. They are perfect for introducing, assessing, or reviewing the concept of firsthand and secondhand accounts.
Please Note: While the firsthand accounts are based on extensive research, most have been rewritten to fit the purpose of these task cards and to avoid copyright concerns.
Common Core Standard RI.4.6 Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided.
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