Teaching With Primary SourcesBy J'aime Holderbaum
This plan was developed under a grant from the Library of Congress at Wayne County RESA
Level: Upper Elementary
Day 1 Understanding Primary and Secondary Sources
Day 2 Examining Primary Source Advertisements From Michigan
Day 3 Research to Discover if Still in Business
Day 4 Create Your Own Michigan Advertisement
In this lesson students will:
~Become familiar with the terms primary and secondary sources
~Examine and analyze primary source Michigan advertisements from the late 1800s to the early 1900s
~Determine the natural, human, and capital resources that contributed to the economic development of the products~Research to determine if these companies are still in operation today or if the product is still produced
~Discuss reasons that they think contributed to the success or failure of the companies
~Create an advertisement illustrating a new company or product that could be developed from Michigan resources
Michigan State Social Studies Grade Level Content Expectations
3-H3.0.2 Explain how historians use primary and secondary sources to answer questions about the past.
3- E1.0.3 Analyze how Michigan’s location and natural resources influences its economic development.
3-E1.0.4 Describe how entrepreneurs combine natural, human, and capital resources to produce goods and services in Michigan.3-E1.0.5 Explain the role of business development in Michigan’s economic future.