Primary Source Mini-Units for Middle School

Source ◊ Comprehend ◊ Contextualize ◊ Corroborate

Lindsay Hobson, 7th grade history teacher at Roosevelt Middle School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, designed and piloted these units in 2009-10.  The activities center on analyzing original sources and developing student source analysis skills. Please click here for an introduction to the skills in the lessons.


Mini-Unit One ◊ Western Expansion


Mini-Unit Two ◊ Indian Removal

Mini-Unit Three ◊ Imperialism in the Southwest

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