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Sixth Grade: Becoming a Historian
Prepare your students for their study of the Eastern Hemisphere by teaching them the skills that historians, archaeologists, and anthropologists use to learn about the ancient world.
Over the course of this series, students will be introduced to the four major categories of primary sources: artifacts, images, maps, and documents. Students first learn how to read each type of source for clues and then practice their newfound analytical skills with examples from American history.
At the end of this series students are put to the test and must apply all of their new skills to a study of the 1939 World’s Fair.
- Session 1: Objects Tell Stories
- Session 2: Urban Archaeology
- Session 3: Learning to Read Images
- Session 4: Learning History with Images
- Session 5: Learning to Read a Map
- Session 6: Learning History with Maps
- Session 7: Learning to Read a Document
- Session 8: Learning History with Documents
- Session 9: Culmination – Being a Historian