Bringing It All Together
Sources for locating primary sources:
- National Archives' Docs Teach
- Library of Congress’s classroom materials
- Fordham University’s Internet Modern History Sourcebook
- George Mason University’s History Matters
For an example of students “doing” history: Foderado, L. South Bronx students may have found site of slave burial ground.New York Times, January 25, 2014.
The 2014 book Reading, Thinking, and Writing About History: Teaching Argument Writing to Diverse Learners in the Common Core Classroom, Grades 6–12 (Common Core State Standards for Literacy) by Chauncey Monte-Sano, Susan De La Paz, and Mark Felton provides examples of two 8th-grade students’ argument writing in history over the course of a year.
Library of Congress's Supporting Inquiry with Primary Sources.
Lessons from the National History Education Clearinghouse that use the textbook and primary sources.
A lesson from Stanford’s Reading Like a Historian website that includes both primary and secondary sources.
The videoWhy Historical Thinking Matters provides an overview of sourcing.
The Beyond the Bubble website, sponsored by the Stanford History Education Group, provides a variety of assessments linked to the study of sources.
Stanford’s Reading Like a Historian website includes numerous curricular examples of document-based lessons.