In Week 1, students learn about historical setting by examining images of the past: a photo from the Library of Congress, a picture of a birthday party in Australia, a sketch by Vincent van Gogh.
Throughout the week, they use their learning to create a “Here and Now Snapshot." Their creation will serve as an artifact that tells the story of their experience during this unique period of time.
Illinois State Social Studies Standards
SS.IS.3.K-2. Gather information from one or two sources with guidance and support from adults and/or peers.
SS.H.3.2. Explain how different kinds of historical sources (such as written documents, objects, artistic works, and oral accounts) can be used to study the past.
SS.H.3.3. Identify artifacts and documents as either primary or secondary sources of historical data from which historical accounts are constructed
SS.H.2.5. Use information about a historical source including the maker, date, place of origin, intended audience, and purpose-to judge the extent to which the source is useful for studying a particular topic.
SS.H.2.6-8.MC. Analyze how people’s perspectives influenced what information is available in the historical sources they created.
SS.H.3.6-8.MC. Use other historical sources to infer a plausible maker, date, place of origin, and intended audience for historical sources where this information is not easily identified.