Primary Source American History (U.S. History readings)

Primary Source American History (U.S. History readings)
Primary Source American History (U.S. History readings)
Primary Source American History (U.S. History readings)
Primary Source American History (U.S. History readings)
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Primary Source American History is a workbook in the form of a toolbox of teacher assignments. The main idea behind it is to create a large number of primary source readings – 80 in total – that can be assigned to U.S. History students in high school or as part of a university core survey course on U.S. History. But this workbook contains a variety of teacher resources, including:

80 primary source reading assignments,
Seven research and documentation projects (five papers, a PowerPoint presentation and a video),
20 unit vocabulary lists
22 review worksheets,
Two Mock Trials (one criminal and one civil) and
A Mock Congress (with speech/paper).

All of the assignments are in print-ready format. Because it is a digital text in MS Word DOC format, they are adaptable to your classroom preferences. Moreover, it's easy for the teacher purchasing this to post the first 680-odd pages on a school password-protected school intranet to use as a textbook supplement. (You may want to withhold the Mock Trials and Mock Congress for the appropriate time.)

All of the primary source readings have a series of questions at the end, which are generally a mix of reading comprehension, student opinion, Document-Based Questions, and – whenever possible – links to current events. The primary source documents are a necessity for the honors-level students at the college preparatory high school where I teach, as most are tracked to take the College Board's AP U.S. History exam. As such, I give them the document-based questions (DBQs) at the end of the texts (marked with a “►”) as preparation for the kind of questions they'll likely encounter in the AP exam.

– Thomas R. Eddlem

The full index of readings (with writers and works) is available on my Pinterest here: http://www.pinterest.com/teddlem/primary-source-american-history/
Total Pages
800
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 Year

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Primary Source American History (U.S. History readings)
Primary Source American History (U.S. History readings)
Primary Source American History (U.S. History readings)
Primary Source American History (U.S. History readings)