Why Study History? Includes Primary Sources – Elementary Version

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Do your students truly understand why they learn about history? Why not teach them in a fun activity? Turn your students into historians as they dig through artifacts, analyze primary sources and read information about history. This lesson guides your students through an activity where they debate the importance of history in their lives, examine artifacts, analyze primary sources, read an article and create Pop Up Experts for their notes. The lesson concludes with an illustrated spectrum. Avoid the lecture – let students learn for themselves!

Your purchase includes:

– A presentation to guide your students through the lesson.
– An article with guiding questions on the topic – Why Study History?
– lesson plan that guides you through the activity
Artifacts from Abraham Lincoln to analyze during the activity
Historical figures to create Pop Up Experts for graphic note taking!This activity has been written at a third grade level. It can be used for third or 4th grade.

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