How Do People Remember the Past?


How do families remember their past?

Download Primary Source Set: How Do People Remember the Past?

This inquiry set is the first time that students are introduced to the vocabulary term and concept of primary sources (in comparison to secondary sources). As the framework text details, primary sources shape students’ own lives, heritages, and family identities, and they can serve as an entry point for students’ broader learning about the richness of source material. This activity will also lay a foundation for later studies about the discipline of history and the related social sciences. This inquiry set begins to introduce primary sources with two concrete definitions that teachers should take time to project, post, and review with the whole class.