Primary Sources and Picture Books – Resources for Educators

A few months back I shared the strategy of pairing picture books with primary sources. This is an amazing strategy as a way to introduce younger students to primary sources, and build a deeper understanding of historical context, primary source analysis, and critical thinking skills for older students.

Below is a list of a collection of primary source sets paired with a specific picture book:

When students are able to connect their readings with actual history and historical documents, learning is not only fun, but also enriches student understanding by allowing them to make connects they wouldn’t have otherwise been able to do. I hope these primary source collections will help you in planning your next lesson using picture books. Maybe it will inspire you to create primary source set for your favorite picture book!

What picture books do you like to use in your classroom?

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