In grades 6-12, the CCSS provide distinct literacy standards for history/social studies, science, and technical subjects. Many of these discipline-specific standards implicitly include primary sources among essential types of evidence; some refer specifically to primary sources.
Under the English Language Arts standards, students are expected to demonstrate the ability to formulate ideas based on their analysis of texts.
The ability to identify and analyze primary sources is integral to helping students achieve the CCSS in both Social Studies and ELA!
This teaching packet can be utilized with multiple grade levels as an introduction, review, and for practice/application in order to reinforce student’s ability to analyze sources, select the best resources for research, and to form conclusions based on textual evidence.
This teaching bundle contains the following resources:
•Primary and Secondary Source Informational and Interactive 34 Slides PowerPoint Presentation and Student Quiz;
•Student PowerPoint Handout with Teacher Answer Key ;
•30 Primary and Secondary Source Task Cards (Great for Centers and Scoot!);
•Student Task Card Response Sheet with Teacher’s Answer Key;
•Printable Picture Analysis Student Activity Handout with Teaching Notes and Teacher’s Answer Key;
•Access to a Primary Source Webmix of 52+ Bookmarked Sites to Use with Student Research;
•List of Free iPad and Chromebook Apps to Teach and Access Primary Sources;
•Inquiry-Based Primary Source Printable Bookmarks
If you are searching for additional resources for teaching research and analysis of different source types, try the following teaching units:
Bias Buster: Author’s Purpose and Bias in Informational Text
Research 101: Ready, Set, Research Bundle for Any Content Area
Research Task Cards