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Docs Teach is the online tool for teaching with documents, from the National Archives.
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Subject:
U.S. History
Social Science
Political Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Lesson
Primary Source
Author:
United States. National Archives and Records Administration.
Date Added:
03/16/2020
Explore Iowa History and Culture! · Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
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Iowa Heritage Digital Collections is a resource for students, educators, historians, genealogists, and anyone else interested in the people, places and institutions of Iowa. The site provides free access to digital collections from a variety of Iowa cultural institutions.

Subject:
Social Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Author:
Iowa Heritage Digital Collection
Date Added:
10/18/2019
Voter Education Primary Source Set
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The primary sources in this set can
be used for inquiry-based learning exercises
and projects. Each document falls under the
umbrella topic of voter education, and students
are encouraged to annotate in the margins in order
to support the development of document analysis
and critical thinking skills. Suggested projects that
make use of this set’s primary sources are also
included for the educator as a springboard for
research-based projects.

Subject:
Journalism
Criminal Justice
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
U.S. History
Political Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Module
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
The Rockefeller Archive Center
Date Added:
09/16/2019
The War of the Worlds, Fake News, and Media Literacy Primary Source Unit
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The following unit offers multiple entry points into developing an understanding of media literacy. The unit framework and primary sources can be integrated into classrooms of grades 4-12. Each lesson has student objectives that can be accomplished within 40 minute periods over the course of several weeks. A midpoint writing assessment, whole class capstone debate, and final independent writing assessment are included. Support materials are integrated into the lessons, and the primary source document pages can be found at the end of the unit guide.

Subject:
Information Science
Literature
Communication
Journalism
Education
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Speaking and Listening
U.S. History
Statistics and Probability
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
The Rockefeller Archive Center
Date Added:
12/05/2019
Who Was Thaddeus Lee? Using the 1940 Digitized Census for Personalized Historical Inquiry
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This article summarizes inquiry-based approaches to the use of the U.S. Census Records to teach historical thinking. These suggestions focus on the analysis of primary source documents found in the Census archive, the contextualization of these documents with evidence, and the use of questioning to drive research.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Education
History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Andy Mink
Date Added:
01/28/2016