Putting Primary Sources in Your Students' Hands!

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Primary sources are the quickest and easiest way to immerse your students in history. Now it's even easier to do with this amazing series of primary source books available at your local library and Amazon:


Getting Started:  What is a primary source?

A primary source can be:

*an artifact

*a document

*a recording:  Martin Luther King, Jr. giving his "I have a dream" speech

*a diary

*an autobiography

A primary source serves as an original source of information about the topic.  Having been born in 1960, I've been a walking and talking primary source as I tell my students about watching black and white TV; stores not being open on Sundays due to the Blue Laws; using encyclopedias...You're a primary source, too, because you've lived in the past!

How Each Book Is Organized

As soon as you open each book, you'll notice how well each book is organized starting with the Table of Contents:

 Each book in the Primary Sources series includes a definition of a primary source:

Each book contains amazing facts and engaging information!

Each book breaks down the information so that your students will understand the information!

Don't you want one of these two dollar bills?

Each book contains a timeline!

Whoever wrote these books had the Common Core in mind.  In addition, they are well-organized and written.  I'll be asking our school librarian to order a set for our library!  

What do you think?  Do you use primary sources in your classroom?  Please let us know!

by Susan K.

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