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Anne Murphy holds photo of workers and managers at Newberger's Towel Factory

[Detail] Anne Murphy holds photo of workers and managers at Newberger's Towel Factory

Lesson Overview

This lesson plan introduces the practice of using primary sources; where to find primary sources, what they are, how to examine them, and how to construct a context to tell more of the story.

Objectives

Students will:

  • Analyze personal artifacts as primary sources;
  • Analyze historical primary sources; and
  • Connect historical text with primary sources.

Standards

Time Required

One week

Recommended Grade Level

  • 6-8
  • 3-5

Topic

  • Culture & Folklife

Era

  • Postwar United States, 1945-present
  • Great Depression and WWII, 1929-1945

Credits

Mary A. Ritter