The Nebraska Primary Sources is a pack of 20 primary source documents that are relevant to the history of Nebraska. Each primary resource is printed on sturdy 8.5” X 11” card stock.
The Nebraska Primary Sources will help your students build common core skills including:
• Critical Thinking
• Point of View
• Compare and Contrast
• Order of Events
• And Much More!
Perfect for gallery walks and literature circles! Great research and reference materials!
The 20 Nebraska Primary Sources are:
• Map of the Oregon Trail – settlers used trail to travel west in mid 1800s
• Political cartoon featuring conflict in the aftermath of the Kansas-Nebraska Act – 1854
• Map of Kansas and Nebraska – 1855
• Engraving of John C. Fré mont – explorer known as “The Pathfinder” – 1856
• Painting entitled Pawnee Indians Migrating by Alfred Jacob Miller – circa 1858
• Poster for Pony Express fast mail delivery from Missouri to California – Fort Kearny was a home station of Pony Express – 1860
• Photograph of Ponca Chief Standing Bear – circa 1870
• Poster advertising land for sale in Iowa and Nebraska – 1872
• Painting entitled The Last Spike by Thomas Hill – commemorates the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in 1869 – the first rails of the railroad were laid in Omaha – painting 1881
• Photograph of family posing next to their covered wagon during the Great Western Migration – Loup Valley, Nebraska – 1886
• Photograph of U.S. Representative Omer Kem and his family in front of their sod house in Nebraska – 1886
• Photograph of People’s Party candidate nominating convention in Columbus, Nebraska – 1890
• Photographic print featuring Democratic nominees William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska for president and Arthur Sewall of Maine for vice president – 1896
• Photograph of President Theodore Roosevelt speaking in Crawford, Nebraska, on his western tour – 1903• Photograph of wheat field workers on Dutch flats near Mitchell, Nebraska – 1910
• Photograph of Nebraska State Capitol – building completed 1932
• Photograph featuring cowboy aiming at a herd of buffalo near Scotts Bluff National Monument, Nebraska – 1934
• Photograph of Chimney Rock, Nebraska – photo taken 2009
• Population density map of Nebraska – 2010
• Photograph of Mayhew Cabin – Underground Railroad site in Nebraska City – photo taken 2012
Your students will:
…think critically and analytically, interpret events, and question various perspectives of history.
…participate in active learning by creating their own interpretations instead of memorizing facts and a writer’s interpretations.
…integrate and evaluate information provided in diverse media formats to deepen their understanding of historical events.
…experience a more relevant and meaningful learning experience.