Activity 2: Skills and Best Practices
Graphic organizers are usually pictures, diagrams or charts that help students organize thoughts and construct meaning. They can be used to help students organize and display a jumble of information. They can also be used by students to organize research questions or develop a plan for writing. Additional information about using graphic organizers can be found at.
A primary source is firsthand testimony or direct evidence regarding a topic. A primary source is material that is contemporary to the events being studied. Such sources include diaries, letters, magazine articles, government documents, and maps. A primary source offer the first record of an event—this might include pictures or the words of witnesses. Additional information about primary sources can be found at: