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Am I a Primary or Secondary source?

U.S. History
Unit 0: Historical Thinking Skills and Baseline Assessment
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Am I a Primary or Secondary source?

Students will be asked to sort 8 different scenarios into two groups - primary and secondary sources, compare with a partner, and finally explain the difference between different types of sources in a written paragraph.  

Artifact Analysis

U.S. History
Unit 0: Historical Thinking Skills and Baseline Assessment
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Artifact Analysis

 

Baseline Assessment

U.S. History
Unit 0: Historical Thinking Skills and Baseline Assessment
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Baseline Assessment

The baseline, or diagnostic, assessment is meant to engage students in historical thinking, reading, writing, reasoning, and investigation.  Students are asked to read two documents that account for Columbus’s explorations of the “New World”.  They are then asked to answer a series of analysis questions that engage them in thinking further about these documents.  Finally, students are asked to write a response to a prompt that asks them to think about the two documents together.  

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Primary Source Analysis Tools

U.S. History
Unit 0: Historical Thinking Skills and Baseline Assessment
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Primary Source Analysis Tools

Primary Source Analysis Tools created by: National Archives, SHEG, Library of Congress, NEH, etc.  

 

 

Primary Source Thinking Routines

U.S. History
Unit 0: Historical Thinking Skills and Baseline Assessment
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Primary Source Thinking Routines

Primary source thinking routines are simple structures that guide student thinking and collaboration to promote learning from a text or other type of media.