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10 Primary Source Lessons for American History Teachers and U.S. History Teachers. Links to awesome primary source docs to read with your students. Close reading time!

10 Primary Source Lessons Every American History Teacher Should Teach

10 Primary Source Lessons for American History Teachers and U. Links to awesome primary source docs to read with your students. Primary sources are an excellent way to learn about history. These lessons focus on so

Fifty awesome primary source activities for World and American History! A perfect one for every unit of the year!

Excellent Primary Source Reference Fifty awesome primary source activities for World and American History! A perfect one for every unit of the year!

I just love the way this lesson for teaching history is all together for you. It includes primary sources, a reading and spectrum activity that allows students to explore the question "Why study history?" What a great way to start out the school year!

Why Study History?

I just love the way this lesson for teaching history is all together for you. It includes primary sources, a reading and spectrum activity that allows students to explore the question "Why study history?" What a great way to start out the school year!

Quick and Easy Great Depression Simulation: Help students experience the impact of the Crash of 1929 and discover how it affected ordinary Americans -- and why the troubles in the economy cascaded so fast! All you need is 10 minutes of class time and some index cards or Post-it notes!

Quick and Easy Great Depression Simulation

I used to struggle to make the Great Depression experience more real for my students; I was looking for a way to help my classes understand how the Crash of 1929 caused a cascading series of devast…

Teaching history with primary sources engages students and develops critical thinking skills. As students practice reading primary sources, they learn that all accounts of the past are subjective. Students construct knowledge as they explore primary texts, forming reasoned conclusions based …

10 Primary Source Lessons Every American History Teacher Should Teach

Teaching history with primary sources develop critical thinking. As students practice reading primary sources they learn accounts of the past are subjective

Snowballs are flying along with jeers from an angry mob. Shots ring out in the crowd! But was it a massacre? The events leading up to the Boston Massacre were exciting. Put students in the time period with two different researched readings. (Included are directions for how to annotate a reading.)

History Crime Solvers: Boston Massacre

Snowballs are flying along with jeers from an angry mob. Shots ring out in the crowd! But was it a massacre? The events leading up to the Boston Massacre were exciting. Put students in the time period with two different researched readings. (Included are

Help Students Learn to Use Primary Sources

This article describes strategies to use in order to help students read primary sources. The article provides seven strategies to use with students and an explanation of why primary resources are valuable.

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