Primary Source Activity: Richard Manning Bucktrout Daybook and Ledger

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Grade and Level: United States and Virginia History Grade 8 - 11

Instructional Time: Flexible, at least 30 minutes but can be expanded into larger project.

Essential Learning: Students will practice analyzing primary sources to learn about life before, during and after the Civil War. In so doing, students will observe and synthesize different groups within society, including slaves, free blacks, soldiers, merchants, shop keepers, farmers, among others.

Essential Question: How do primary source documents inform us about events in the past?

Classroom Organization: Computer Lab with Internet; Copies of Biography Chart and Conclusions Sheet.

Materials and Resources: - Computers Copies of Biography Chart


Documents:


Website for Assignment:

  • Mary Comes to the College with William, [1].

Description:


Standards, Benchmarks and Indicators Objectives

National Standards for History

Standard 3: The Student engages in historical analysis and interpretation. Standard 4: The student conducts historical research.

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Virginia Standards, Benchmarks and Indicators

Procedure

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