This set explores how authors use personal narratives and autobiographical poems to reveal their values and share stories from their lives.
Target Grades & Subject(s): Grades 6-12; History/Social Studies
- Students will summarize key details from a primary source in order to understand the author’s perspective and
the historical time period. (CCSS RH.2, RH.6)
- Students will corroborate historical sources by comparing and contrasting multiple documents from the same
time period. (CCSS RH.9)
- Students will use evidence from a historical source to make inferences and draw conclusions. (CCSS RH.1)
Before Teaching this Series
- Ask students to discuss the following questions in small groups: What do historians do? How is studying history
different from studying biology or current events? After groups have shared their ideas, explain that historians
often use specific strategies as they study documents from the past, which they will learn about in this set.
- Review the difference between primary and secondary sources.
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