The Founding Fathers Primary Sources is a pack of 20 primary sources. Each primary source pack includes historical documents, maps, photographs, political cartoons, lithographs, diagrams, letters in a mix of color and black-and-white, and sepia finishes and is printed on sturdy 8.5" X 11" cardstock.
The Founding Fathers Primary Sources are just what teachers need to help students learn how to analyze primary sources in order to meet Common Core State Standards!
Students participate in active learning by creating their own interpretations of history using historical documents. Students make observations, generate questions, organize information and ideas, think analytically, write persuasively or informatively, and cite evidence to support their opinion, hypotheses, and conclusions. Students learn how to integrate and evaluate information to deepen their understanding of historical events. As a result, students experience a more relevant and meaningful learning experience.
Your students will:
think critically and analytically, interpret events, and question various perspectives of history.
participate in active learning by creating their own interpretations instead of memorizing facts and a writer's interpretations.
integrate and evaluate information provided in diverse media formats to deepen their understanding of historical events.
experience a more relevant and meaningful learning experience.
The 20 documents in the Founding Fathers Primary Sources Pack are:
Painting titled Portrait of Samuel Adams by John Singleton Copley - Adams points at the Massachusetts Charter, which he regarded as a document that protected the rights of the people - 1722
Photograph of three-pence Pennsylvania colonial currency printed by Benjamin Franklin - 1764
Painting titled Portrait of John Hancock by John Singleton Copley - 1765
Transcript of the last few paragraphs of a letter from John Adams to his wife, discussing America's Declaration of Independence - July 3, 1776
Engraved print of Benjamin Franklin, envoy from the American Congress to the French court - 1780
Photograph of plaque commemorating the Treaty of Paris ending the American Revolution - 1783
Documents related to The Federalist - collection of 85 articles and essays written under the pseudonym "Publius" by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay to promote the ratification of the U.S. Constitution
Engraved portrait of Alexander Hamilton, first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury - circa 1789
Portrait of Thomas Jefferson - 1800
Portrait of James Madison and photo of presidential coin featuring his likeness
Painting titled Benjamin Franklin Drawing Electricity from the Sky - circa 1816
Painting titled Declaration of Independence by John Trumbull - 1817
Painting titled Washington as Farmer at Mount Vernon by Junius Brutus Stearns - depicts George Washington on his Mount Vernon property - famous home is seen in the background - 1851
Lithographic print of painting titled Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death - depicts the famous speech made by Patrick Henry in 1775 - print circa 1876
Print showing members of the Declaration of Independence committee - from left to right: Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman, Benjamin Franklin, Robert R. Livingston, and John Adams - 1876
Lithograph depicting George Washington, Patrick Henry, and Edmund Pendleton traveling from Virginia to the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia - 1886
Photograph of $100 silver certificate, Series of 1891, featuring James Monroe
Painting titled The Birth of Old Glory by Percy Moran - depicts Betsy Ross showing an American flag to George Washington - circa 1917
Photograph showing stern view of destroyer USS John Hancock - 1981
Photograph of the Assembly Room in Independence Hall (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) - the Continental Congress declared American independence in this room in 1776 - photo taken 2011