Integrate with Common Core –English Language Arts standards

Each person is required to select one children’s book and one primary source for this assignment, preferably the same content/concept/era, etc. selected for the story quilt but it will be OK to branch out within the grade level.

For this project, you will need to reference the following CC – ELA standards for your grade level
http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy
Reading: Literature (grades K-6)
Reading: Informational Text (grades K-6)
Writing (K-6)
Speaking and Listening (K-6)

CC – ELA History/Social Studies Grades 6-8 (6th grade should use these)
http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RH/6-8

Assignment
Children’s Book
Use the lists of Notable Trade Books for Young People located on the National Council for the Social Studies website to select a book: http://www.ncss.org/notable
Begin with the Notable Trade Book Lists – if you don’t find something that you want after an extensive look, search online.
You will need to locate a copy of your book to bring to class – use your public library or order the book.
Describe an activity that you can complete with your class using your selected book (refer to ideas found in We Elect a President: Using Literature to Teach Decision-Making Skills by Obenchain & Pennington, 2012). Select relevant social studies and CC-ELA standards that apply to your activity. Include question prompts and a graphic organizer that students can use for processing the book related to your selected standards – these should specifically address reading (literature/informational text) and writing standards. There are many ideas for teaching with children’s books that can be found online – use them!

Primary Source

Locate a primary source for your topic/grade level, such as a map, photograph, cartoon, letter, sound recording, etc. Use the Library of Congress website www.loc.gov or Teaching with Primary Sources MTSU http://library.mtsu.edu/tps/

Locate a template or worksheet that can be used to analyze your primary source and use the template to analyze your selection. Ready to print analysis forms can be located online.
http://library.mtsu.edu/tps/tools.php
National Archives - http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/worksheets/
There are others – just search for what you need.

Locate social studies standards that reference the use of primary sources at your grade level. Also locate CC-ELA standards that apply.

Examples:

Children's Lit
Primary Source
(List of students in group)
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Ben Franklin.jpg



http://library.mtsu.edu/tps/tools.php#Worksheets

Frederick Douglas.jpg


Brown_Graphic Organizer:
http://liquidliteracy.wordpress.com/tag/2nd-grade/




Brown_Completed Example




Baker-SoYouWanttoBeAnExplorer.jpg


Example-Primary Sorce.jpg


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