Do your students need to practice analyzing primary sources?
Is your state test full of primary sources?
If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, this packet is for you!
I created these pages because my state's social studies assessment uses many primary sources but our textbook contains only one or two primary source activities. My students definitely need more exposure and practice with primary sources!
I created these for use with my fifth grade students. However, based on my experience in several different grade levels, I believe they could be used in higher or lower grade levels with careful implementation.
Contents of this packet:
Page 3: How to Use this Packet
Page 4: Frames for use in interactive notebooks or student folders
Topics: “What is a Primary Source?” and “How to Interpret Primary Sources”
Pages 5-9: Primary Sources Pre-Test/Post-Test with Answer Key
Pages 10-11: Image: Village of Secotan
Page 12: George Percy Quote
Pages 13-14: Mayflower Compact Excerpt
Pages 15-16: Image: The Pennsylvania Journal and Weekly Advertiser
Pages 17-19: Eyewitness Account of the Boston Tea Party
Pages 20-21: George Washington’s Letter to Martha Washington, June 18, 1775
Pages 22-24: Comparing Two Quotes
Pages 25-26: Ben Franklin, Abolitionist: Franklin’s Speech to the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, 1789
Pages 27-28: Answer Keys
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