Guiding Questions — Primary Sources

Primary Source Documents

1. How  can  we  find  primary  sources  and/or data other than documents that we can use in the classroom and how do we help our students learn to interpret such sources?

2. How can I more effectively  use primary source documents with low readers?

3. How  could  students  use  a  combination  of  maps,  primary  sources  and  photos  of architecture/artifacts  to  get  a  sense  of  a  geographic  area  they  have  never  seen and to  help understand the impact of geography on the colonial life of California?

4. What are some primary source documents that we can use with our elementary age children that give the students a realistic perspective of life on the missions?