Here is a sample classroom activity incorporating the primary source texts and images in Exploring Vacation and Etiquette Themes in Social Studies.
First, students read four primary source excerpts. I recommend using the close reading strategies described in this article “Implementing the Common Core State Standards: A Primer on ‘Close Reading of Text’” by Sheila Brown and Lee Kappes (October 2012), The Aspen Institute.
After students read, analyze, and discuss the texts, follow-up assignments can include constructing answers to the essential questions or completing one or more of the activities described below.
Download the following documents for a lesson exploring relationship etiquette in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
- Primary source texts in a ready-to-copy format for students
- Additional tips for the teacher
- Sample PowerPoint with images related to the primary source texts
- Follow-up Activities