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Analyzing a Written Source - A printable worksheet in PDF format to aid students in understanding a resource source

Historical Text Archive - A large site with links to primary source content covering much of world history source

Historical Treasure Chests - Students learn about primary and secondary resources through online or printable activities source

History Firsthand: Primary Resources in the Elementary Classroom - A collection of ten lessons from the Library of Congress. Students learn the differences between primary and secondary sources though online and offline research source

Primary Source Worksheets - Printable worksheets for teaching students how to analyze primary and secondary source documents such as an ad, map, news article, object, oral history, or picture source

Primary Sources - A printable worksheet that helps students understand the characteristics of primary sources source

Reading A Historical Photograph - Students learn how use photograph to gather information and draw conclusions. This lesson plan also provides a printable worksheet and related links source

Using Primary Sources - Suggestions for using primary sources compiled by the Library of Congress source

Using Primary Sources - A teaching unit about using archives of primary sources for research purpose. Hands-on activities involve students in understanding primary and secondary sources source

You Be the Historian - Students learn about primary and secondary resources as they act as though they were historians researching seventeenth century documents source

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