Teaching with Primary Sources

Student Inquiry into World War II

Working women WWII

Project Overview

This student centered, self selected lesson allows “historians” to build on their existing background knowledge of World War II and the Holocaust, guiding them to explore their areas of interest and discover new topics too.  It is designed to easily allow for differentiation (gifted, on grade level, and struggling readers).  The activities are based on Stripling’s Model of Inquiry and primary sources from the Library of Congress as well as a few outside sources. This lesson is designed for middle school students.


Power Point Overview

Governors State University - Teaching with Primary Sources Partner
Susan Lynch
Manteno Middle School
Last Updated on November 20, 2010