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Understanding Goal

Letters, diaries and journals can tell us about history.

Investigative Question

How might primary sources help us become better writers?


Reflections and Recommendations


Participants generated examples of other motivating, primary sources that could be used to engage students and promote thinking related to the Understanding Goal. Possible student product possibilites were also generated. As a Model Activity for teachers, the group identified uses of this type of activity in a variety of content areas, easily relating multiple contents to a larger learning goal.