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ELM 341 Primary Methods Social Studies Grades 1-3: Primary Sources

Examples of Primary Sources

 

  • Archives and Manuscripts
  • Letters
  • Diaries
  • Photographs
  • Audio Recordings
  • Video Recordings 
  • Films
  • Journals
  • Speeches
  • Scrapbooks
  • Newspapers and Magazine clippings
  • Government Publications
  • Oral Histories
  • Autobiographies
  • Printed Ephemera
  • Artifacts  (clothing & costumes)

 

Illinois State Board of Education

Primary Sources by Topic

All social studies standards

Geography

American History

Illinois History

Teaching with primary sources