Making Primary Sources Accessible: The Goal of Guided Highlighting.
Primary Sources provide a way to learn about past events directly from those with first hand knowledge; however, they can be the hardest resources to comprehend. Guided Highlighting provides a This lesson contains highlighting instructions for the entire Declaration instead of just an excerpt like I usually doe for long documents. You can choose which portions to use. I also did not break the text into a modified and enriched version due to the length.way for teachers to help students plug in synonyms for vocabulary beyond their level and archaic words that have faded from the lexicon.
These lessons contain a copy of short documents in their entirety or excerpts of the key parts for lengthy documents. The directions list what to say to students as you guide them through the activity. A comprehension section gives directions to point out the main ideas of the document.