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Primary Source and Primary Source II

Primary Source and Primary Source II prepare students for responding to document-based questions. These workbooks will teach them how to view, read, and interpret a wide variety of primary sources. The books will enable students to understand, analyze, and evaluate such documents within their varied contexts. Students are asked to develop strategies, apply and practice what they have learned, and review the material in the context of state and city assessments.

The books are organized so that the instructor commences by working with the entire class as a group, analyzing a particular type of primary source. After the collaborative class exercise, students will work on their own analyzing the same type of primary source. This format offers an especially nice responsibility release function. The documents included cover New York State and American history. Primary Source is for 3rd and 4th graders; Primary Source II is appropriate for 7th and 8th. Who knows, it's conceivable that the social studies assessments will be brought back next year.

For the sample chapters you will need Adobe Acrobat. If you do not already have this reader installed on your computer you can download the most current Acrobat Reader for free from Adobe Systems, Inc.
       

Primary Source

1-893110-26-5

978-1-893110-26-7

$7.95

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Primary Source II

1-893110-32-X

978-1-893110-32-8

$8.95

       

Strategies for Succes

Strategies for Success is the grade 5 test preparation workbook for social studies. Although it was designed specifically for students preparing to take the New York State Social Studies test, many 4th grade teachers throughout New York City have used this comprehensive workbook as a year-long text for their students for all of 4th grade. Strategies for Success mirrors the extremely cumulative nature of the social studies state assessment. This book is also available in Spanish.

Strategies for Success

1-893110-12-5

978-1-893110-12-0

$11.95

 

Strategies for Success Espanol

1-893110-29-X

978-1-893110-29-8

$14.95

       

Review for Success

Review for Success is the grade 8 test preparation workbook for social studies. Like the 5th grade version, it was also designed specifically for students preparing to take the New York State Social Studies test given at the end of the school year. One particularly nice feature of the 8th grade book is the comprehensive vocabulary list (of words and historical terms) that appears at the beginning of every chapter.

Review for Success

1-893110-28-1

978-1-893110-28-1

$14.95

   
 

 

   
For the sample chapters you will need Adobe Acrobat. If you do not already have this reader installed on your computer you can download the most current Acrobat Reader for free from Adobe Systems, Inc.