Sample Primary Sources for Primary Students


Here is a small collection of primary sources collected for use with young learners. They were selected from the Library of Congress collections for their usefulness in generating discussion, reflection and learning which is appropriate for young learners (as deemed by Gail Lovely  :-)  ) See the "More Information" tab on this site for more information on finding Primary Sources.


(A note about the QR code in the corner of each image. I reformatted these images by adding the QR Code in the corner of each so if you download any of these from this site the QR code will remain with the image. The QR Code is a link to the bibliographic information from the Library of Congress for each image.)

Possible Discussion Points:

Classroom compare and contrast

(environment, activities)

Students compare and contrast

"Set the date - old or now"

 

SOURCE: Library of Congress

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2001703711/

DOWNLOAD: You can download this image from the Library of Congress link above OR by clicking on the file name below.

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Possible Discussion Points:

Classroom compare and contrast

(environment, activities)

Students compare and contrast

"Set the date - old or now"

SOURCE: Library of Congress

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/ncl2004005128/PP/ 

DOWNLOAD: You can download this image from the Library of Congress link above OR by clicking on the file name below.

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Possible Discussion Points:

"Set the date - old or now"

Based on clothing/environment - weather

compare/contrast toys, clothing

SOURCE: Library of Congress

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/ncl2004003452/PP/

DOWNLOAD: You can download this image from the Library of Congress link above OR by clicking on the file name below.

buggytagged.jpg buggytagged.jpg
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Possible Discussion Points:

"Set the date - old or now"

Based on clothing/environment - weather

compare/contrast playground, game, clothing

 

SOURCE: Library of Congress

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2003655391/

DOWNLOAD: You can download this image from the Library of Congress link above OR by clicking on the file name below.

 

playballtagged.jpg playballtagged.jpg
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Possible Discussion Points:

compare/contrast two ships

talk about ways things can move (wind, engines)
Talk about why these ships might have different ways of moving.
 

SOURCE: Library of Congress

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/det1994022687/PP/

DOWNLOAD: You can download this image from the Library of Congress link above OR by clicking on the file name below.

shipstagged.jpg shipstagged.jpg
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 Possible Discussion Points:

Set the Date - old or now?

of special note - color images vs black and white do not always tell us age of image
 

SOURCE: Library of Congress

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/fsa1992000043/PP/

DOWNLOAD: You can download this image from the Library of Congress link above OR by clicking on the file name below.

 

colorfulfarm.jpg colorfulfarm.jpg
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