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Primary Sources: Alexander Hamilton Kit

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Ever since Lin Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking, record-setting, hip hop musical "Hamilton: An American Musical" hit the stage and the airwaves, kids and adults alike have become fascinated with the life and legacy of Alexander Hamilton and the story of the birth of our nation. Now teachers can capitalize on the unlikely popularity of this "ten dollar founding father without a father" with Teacher Created Materials' Primary Sources: Alexander Hamilton Kit. This comprehensive kit helps teachers build social studies content-area literacy by integrating dynamic primary sources into the classroom, including original political cartoons, images, advertisements, excerpts from articles and pamphlets, and other materials.  These authentic resources will capture students' curiosity about the past and promote critical thinking as they analyze historical events.

Primary Sources: Alexander Hamilton Kit includes:

  • 8 photo cards featuring portraits and scenes of key points in Hamilton's life
  • 8 primary-source documents, including excerpts from the Reynolds Pamphlet and Washington's farewell address
  • Teacher's Guide including lesson plans, student activities, and document-based assessments
  • Digital resources including copies of all photographs and primary sources, student reproducibles, and additional primary sources

The Photo Cards make social studies content accessible to students. Each photo card has four general areas on the back for teacher and student use. The top of the card has a brief Historical Background Information section. Along the left side of the card is the Analyzing History section. This includes questions and activities designed to make students analyze what they see and learn. In the Historical Writing section, students are given two writing assignments, one fiction and one nonfiction. Finally, the History Challenge section offers fun extension ideas for the students.

The Primary Sources provide students with a deeper and more comprehensive view of historical events through maps, letters, photographs, political cartoons, and more. Students will participate in the constructive process of history by studying primary source documents and photographs. Viewing historic photographs, handling facsimiles of famous documents, and reading the comments and opinions of those in the past prepare students for document-based assessments.

The Teacher's Guide gives teachers the tools to breathe life into history. It provides extensive details about each component in the kit. Lesson plans are organized with objectives, materials, discussion questions, suggestions for using the primary sources, and extension ideas. Historical background pages are provided to give teachers and students information about each of the primary sources being studied.

Digital Resources include: digital copies of all photographs and primary sources; bonus photographs and primary sources; student reproducibles.

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