“The Case of the Student Teacher Gone Missing” is a customizable activity that asks students to solve a crime based on their analysis of evidence. First students must classify the twelve pieces of evidence as primary or secondary source evidence. Then students must decide which type of evidence they will use: primary or secondary, and explain why. Finally, students will analyze each piece of relevant evidence to draw conclusion about who the guilty teacher might be.
This is an #instahistory project I assigned to my 7th grade ELA students for Black History Month. They had to summarize their selected person/event and use the common instagram pieces to complete this document: "Username", photo, summary, and hashtags. They did so well! #middleschool #blackhistorymonth #ela #informative #narrative
Dig deep into the content of the mid-1800’s while your students explore the essential question “How did immigrants contribute to the growth of the United States” through primary sources and background essays.
6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents for ELA and HISTORY Teachers: Primary source documents are artifacts created by individuals during a particular period in history. This could be a letter, speech, photograph or journal entry. If you're looking to integrate social studies into your literacy block, try out one of these resources for primary source documents.
6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents