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
|Day 2: Examining Primary Source Advertisements From Michigan
1. Model lesson: Discuss/review natural, human, and capital resources. Print “Resources Posters” to use in this discussion.
Show the example (print or show online) primary resource from the Detroit and Cleveland Navigation Co. Discuss the natural, human, and capital resources from Michigan that contributed to this piece of history.
2. Print and copy graphic organizer for students. Divide students into groups and pass out a primary resource set to each group. If students have computer access, they could view the resources online. Students will discuss the primary resource as they record responses. The graphic organizer will prompt students to discuss: What does this look like? What type of business does this promote? What natural, human, and capital resources influenced the development of this company?
Click here to print or view primary sources for students to use:
3. Summary of lesson: Call on students to share their observations.