History Firsthand: Primary Source Research in Elementary School


  • Jul 27 2010 9:47 AM

    Cort Mitchell

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This lesson, from the Library of Congress, has been designed to provide elementary children with experiences which enable them to begin understanding primary sources. Students move from personal artifacts to the vast American Memory collections and learn how archival collections are organized, how to interpret artifacts and documents, how to use primary sources to tell a real story, and how to do online research.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 4 to 8

    Topics: History-Social Science, United States History


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    Resource Pedagogy

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    Tool for: Teachers, Administrators, Parents


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    Grouping: Large Group Instruction