Straight from the Source: Engaging Elementary Students through Vivid and Authentic Texts

Tuesday 1:30 Room C-2

Presenter: Deborah Cunningham (replacing Ann Marie Gleeson), Primary Source

Finding elementary social studies texts at the right reading level can be challenging. In this session we’ll introduce historical sources specifically selected and adapted to support readers and curriculum for grades 2-5. We’ll look at how historical thinking skills can be cultivated alongside literacy skills, and focus on how to build kids’ close reading skills as they examine history. Join us for free resources that will help you refresh and contextualize elementary social studies topics!

Target Audience

  • Elementary

Subject Area

  • U.S. History
  • Diversity Issues
  • Geography

Session Materials
SFS Rationale
Annotated Menu