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Primary Sources

Finding Primary Sources on the Internet

Here is a list of sites for you to begin looking for primary sources to use with your primary grades.

Teaching Students to Analyze a Photograph

http://www.nara.gov/education/teaching/analysis/photo.html

Suburban, Urban, Rural Communities in the US

Ben's Guide (K-2) Your Neighborhood

http://bensguide.gpo.gov/k-2/neighborhood/lettercarrier.html

NYC Architecture - Photos

http://members.xoom.com/_XMCM/iNetwork/NYC_Images/imgalpha.html

McGruff – Children and Crime Prevention

http://www.ncpc.org/child.htm

Mc-Graw Hill - 2nd Grade Activities

http://www.mhschool.com/teach/ss/adventuresintimeandplace/teachres/webactivity/findwa.php3

Harcourt School Publishers – 2nd Grade (Communities)

http://www.harcourtschool.com/menu/main_page.html?toc_id=19&viewer=0&sort=0

Structure of Government

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government (K-2)

http://bensguide.gpo.gov/k-2/index.html

Individuals, Families, Schools, Communities Change Over Time

America’s Story

http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi

Of Soda Fountains and Ice Cream Parlors

http://detnews.com/history/sanders/sanders.htm

What Do Catalogs Tell Us?

http://www.museum.state.il.us/exhibits/athome/1890/clues/catalog2.htm

Century in Shoes

http://www.centuryinshoes.com/intro.html

The History of Fashion and Dress

http://www.costumes.org/pages/fashiondress/TurnoftheCentury.htm

One Room School House

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/hhhtml/bwy461.jpg

What is it?

http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/what_is_it/index.html

Milestones of Flight

http://web2.si.edu/harcourt/nasm/gal100/gal100.html

Maps and Globes

Map Adventures

http://www.usgs.gov/education/learnweb/MA/#nikki

Holidays

Yahooligans – Holidays

http://www.yahooligans.com/Around_the_World/Holidays/

Berit’s Best Sites – Holidays

http://www.beritsbest.com/14498.shtml

Kathy Schrock’s List of Holiday Sites

http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/holidays.html

Kids Click – Holidays

http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/kidsclick!/midholi.html

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