Primary Source Document Task Cards
By Mary Sunderland
Use the task cards to create an ELA and Social Studies center for your students.
Decide to use the task cards with or without hints depending on your students’ familiarity with primary source documents. The two sets of task cards will allow you to differentiate instruction based on your students' needs.
Include in your center primary source documents that focus on the topics your students are studying. If you need to find primary source documents for your class, one resource is: http://docsteach.org/documents.
If desired, you can also use a worksheet in place of the task cards.
After students participate in the center, have them share their findings in small groups or as a whole class discussion.
Included in this file are directions for teachers and a list of possible ELA Common Core applications for grades 3-5. The file also includes two sets of student task cards. One set includes hints for students that can be used to scaffold the activity. There is a task card that contains the student directions and an extra task card for the students to take any notes that they wish. There is also a worksheet that contains the same questions as the task cards to use in place of the task cards if desired.