So many times my students are intimidated by primary documents. This activity serves as a confidence builder and a good opening activity for the first month of the school year. This can be done independently or with a small group of 2 or 3 students.
With this assignment I have included the assignment sheet that is distributed to students and all of the primary documents that I use for this activity, but you can of course assign any document that you choose. There are documents included for my special education students as well as those students are are gifted/talented.