Primary Source Project: 6-12 Working Group

This is a group of educators convened by ISKME as part of the Primary Source Project. These educators collaboratively create cross curricular lesson plans for grades 6-12.
8 members | 13 affiliated resources

6-12 Collected Primary Sources

American Civil Liberties Union. Jessica Gonzales v. U.S.A.

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In the first case brought by a survivor of domestic violence against the U.S. before an international human rights tribunal, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) found that the United States violated the human rights of Jessica Lenahan (formerly Gonzales) and her children. Case Summary and downloadable court documents

Material Type: Case Study, Primary Source, Reading

CIA Maps

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A collection of downloadable maps for countries around the world. Map features include Administration, Physiography, and Transportation.

Material Type: Diagram/Illustration, Primary Source

The World Factbook

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The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities

Material Type: Interactive, Primary Source, Reading

Declaration of the Rights of Man (1789)

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The "Declaration of the Rights of Man" was approved by the National Assembly of France on August 26, 1789. It is a fundamental document of the French Revolution and in the history of human rights. It is included in the preamble of the constitutions of both the Fourth French Republic (1946) and Fifth Republic (1958) and is still current. Read the text of the document here.

Material Type: Primary Source, Reading

Magna Carta Translation

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Magna Carta (Latin for Great Charter) is an Angevin charter originally issued in Latin in June 1215. The Magna Carta was the first document forced onto a King of England by a group of his subjects in an attempt to limit his powers by law and protect their rights. The charter is widely known throughout the English speaking world as an important part of the protracted historical process that led to the rule of constitutional law in England and beyond. Read a translation into English here.

Material Type: Primary Source, Reading

NOVA: Tour the Tongue

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How does our sense of taste work, and why did it evolve? What are taste buds, and how do they register the five basic sensations of sweet, salty, bitter, sour, and umami (a Japanese word describing something "meaty")? In this audio interactive, Danielle Reed of the Monell Chemical Senses Center offers a primer on what happens on your tongue, and in your brain, as you eat.

Material Type: Interactive, Primary Source

Author: David Levin