Primary Sources Bring the Past to Life!
Women in American History Primary Sources are just what teachers need to help students learn how to analyze primary sources in order to meet Common Core State Standards!
Students participate in active learning by creating their own interpretations of history using historical documents. Students make observations, generate questions, organize information and ideas, think analytically, write persuasively or informatively, and cite evidence to support their opinions, hypotheses, and conclusions. Students learn how to integrate and evaluate information to deepen their understanding of historical events.
The 20 Women in American History Primary Sources are:
- Dutch engraving of Pocahontas—Native American princess who helped Jamestown settlers –1616
- Excerpts from Lewis and Clark’s journal about the Indian guide Sacagawea during their expedition across the United States (1804-1806)
- Portrait of Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1853, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and photograph of book cover – 1852
- Photograph of abolitionist Harriet Tubman – circa 1865
- Photograph of Clara Barton, Civil War nurse known as the “Angel of the Battlefield”—later became first president of the American Red Cross – photo circa 1866
- Photograph of abolitionist and women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth – circa 1870
- Portrait of women’s rights activist Susan B. Anthony and excerpt from her 1872 trial on the charge of illegal voting – photo circa late 1800s
- Photograph of women’s rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton – circa 1880
- Book excerpt and photograph of author Helen Keller with teacher Anne Sullivan—Keller became the first deaf and blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree – photo 1897
- Letter from sharpshooter Annie Oakley to President William McKinley offering the services of 50 female sharpshooters to the American government if war broke out with Spain – 1898
- Photograph of reformer Jane Addams with a group of children on the steps of the dining hall at Hull House – circa 1925
- Photograph of Amelia Earhart, first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1932 – photo 1936
- Photograph of scientist and writer Rachel Carson and excerpt from her book Silent Spring, which launched the modern environmental movement – photo 1940
- Photograph of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and excerpt from her radio broadcast on December 7, 1941, after the Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
- Photograph of Rosa Parks, and diagram showing where she was sitting on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus in 1955—her refusal to give up her seat to a white passenger sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott
- Photograph of civil rights leader Coretta Scott King with her husband, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Vice-President-Elect Hubert Humphrey – 1964
- Photograph of Shirley Chisholm, first African American woman elected to the U.S. Congress in 1968 – photo 1972
- Photograph of Sandra Day O’Connor being sworn in as the first woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court – 1981
- Photograph of Sally Ride—America’s first woman astronaut—communicating with ground controllers during the space shuttle Challenger mission – 1983
- Photograph of first African American First Lady Michelle Obama breaking ground on the White House vegetable garden – 2009
Your students will:
- Think critically and analytically, interpret events, and question various perspectives of history.
- Participate in active learning by creating their own interpretations instead of memorizing facts and a writer’s interpretations.
- Integrate and evaluate information provided in diverse media formats to deepen their understanding of historical events.
- Create a more relevant and meaningful learning experience.
Download the Gallopade Free Online Teacher's Guide for Primary Sources PDF located in "Additional Info."
All levels. 8 x 11 inches each. Cardstock.