Do you use Google News in your classroom? Google has a collection of primary sources that is phenomenal! They have an entire newspaper archive that is easy to zoom in for individual close reading, or for display for shared reading. You can also zoom out to get the big picture of the older newspapers. This gives an authentic feeling of the time period you are reading about. Original advertisements, editorials, articles, fashion, etc. are right there waiting for you!
If you haven't explored Google's newspaper archives to research articles for your time period, you can start here! I must warn you, you can get lost in all the details of history. It is truly fascinating!
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We will read Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule as a shared novel study during our Reconstruction unit. When we reach a point in the novel that spurs interest in the conflicting or related historical facts we are studying, we will put the novel on hold to address those interest through informational texts and research. Those informational texts, will then be our shared reading for a few days.
Another article I will use, provided by Buffalo News, is Broken Promises: The truth behind '40 acres and a mule.' This editorial offers yet another intriguing opportunity to pull in informational text standards that you might be focusing for your particular lesson.
Today is SOCIAL STUDIES day over at Collaboration Cuties, so if this particular piece of historical fiction doesn't address a time period that you cover in your classroom, I'm sure you can find a fabulous option linked up for the party over there! After you find the perfect book, take a look at Google News and see if you can find a few primary sources to go with it!
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