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Introduction of Artifacts as a Primary Source (Lesson 2)

Created By: Debbie Hohulin, Gibson City Melvin Sibley Elementary School (Gibson City, IL)
Grade Level: 1st
Content Area: Social Studies, Language Arts, Fine Arts, Technology
Database Integration: Students will learn about the TDC database, and use it for a final project.

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Main page to access TDC database.




Students will be able to write about and orally describe the artifact photographs: what it is made of, how it looks and may feel, color, texture, etc. Students will also discuss what the artifact is used for, or who might use it. Is it important and why? They will continue to be exposed to the terms: artifacts, photographs of artifacts, primary and secondary sources.


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