Primary Sources for the Primary Grades - Christopher Columbus

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Grade Levels
1st - 3rd
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Provide students with a rich and relevant analysis of Christopher Columbus's voyage to the "Indies". Students will read brief excerpts from Columbus's diary and look at visual interpretations of his encounter with the New World. Supporting activities reinforce informational text analysis and building historical context with primary sources.

What's included?
- Text and Visual Primary Sources with Accompanying Questions
- 'Developing a Conclusion' Craftivity with Multiple Layouts
- Picture Sequencing Activity
- Picture and Text Sequencing Activity
- Realistic Fiction Extension Activity/Discussion
- What's Your View? Activity
- Word Search
- ABC Sequencing Worksheet

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Total Pages
28 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.
Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.


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