ERIC Number: ED428997
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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California History. Teaching with Primary Sources Series, Volume 10.
Rawls, James J.
Intended for teachers of grades 5 and up, this unit provides 127 documents from California's history, 38 of which come from the California State Archives in Sacramento, one of the nation's largest and most sophisticated repositories for primary sources. The unit contains three elements: (1) a list of document descriptions, which includes a synopsis of its historical significance to the unit's theme and its specific reference; (2) a set of reproductions of the documents; and (3) classroom activities. The activities in the unit allow students to practice the following skills and strategies: collecting, organizing, interpreting, and weighing the significance of factual evidence to achieve a systematic document analysis; comparing and contrasting evidence from different sources; identifying factual information and separating it from opinion; identifying points of view and biases; and developing defensible inferences, conclusions, and generalizations from factual evidence. (BT)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Secondary Education, Social Studies, State History, Thinking Skills, Units of Study
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Identifiers - Location: California