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CTP: Primary Source Activity

A Primary Source Activity for Connecting to the Past.

Petition to Ohio Governor Huntington from Chief Tarhe

Core Theme – Growing the Nation – Westward Expansion
 
Grade Level - 8
 
Estimated duration of lesson – 50 minutes
 
Content standards – History 6-8

Impact of European Settlers on Ohio

Core Theme – Growing the Nation – Westward Expansion
 
Grade Level - 4
 
Estimated duration of lesson – 50 minutes
 
Content standards

Native Americans' Role in Lewis and Clark Expedition

1. Core Theme: Growing the Nation: Westward Expansion
 
2. Grade Level: 6
 
3. Estimated duration of lesson: One Class period.
 
4. The content standards Topic: Expansion. Content Statement: The United States added to its territory through treaties and purchases.
Study Skills and Methods #3: Use primary and secondary sources to answer questions.
 

Lewis and Clark Etching

Core Theme: Growing the Nation: Westward Expansion
 
Grade Level: 6
 
Estimated Duration of Lesson: 1 class period (50 minutes)
 
Standards & Indicators:
     Study Skills and Methods #3: Use primary and secondary sources to answer questions.
      
Primary Source Used:

Holding Council with the Indians

Core Theme: Growing the Nation: Westward Expansion
 
Grade Level: 4
 
Estimated Duration of Lesson: 2 class periods of 30 minutes
 
Standards & Indicators:
     Study Skills and Methods #3: Use primary and secondary sources to answer questions.
     
Primary Source Used:

Prairie Animals

Grade: 2nd
 
Duration of Lesson – 1 (45 minute) introduction day
                                          2 research days

The Lewis and Clark Expedition

The following lesson plans enable you to engage students with primary sources related to the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

These lessons all follow the Spiral Question Format.  Spiral questions guide students from lower- to higher-level critical thinking skills so that they become comfortable and adept at analyzing primary sources. There are three levels to spiral questions: description, interpretation, and analysis.