SERIES: Be A Document Detective

1, Be a Diary Detective

WRITTEN BY: Kylie Burns

SERIES TITLE: Be a Document Detective

St. Catharines, ON: Crabtree Publishing, 2017

24 pages, full-colour, 8 1/2″ x 9 1/2″

IL: Ages 6-8 RL: Grades 2-3

Historians are like detectives, looking for clues in primary sources in order to better understand the past. Diaries and letters give a first-hand account of life in a specific time and place. Readers take on the role of historical detectives as they examine letters and diaries as primary sources and discover how to use them to study the past.

THEMATIC LINKS: Diaries, Primary Sources, Historical Inquiry, Critical Thinking

FILED UNDER: History, Geography & Culture

2, Be a Photograph Detective

WRITTEN BY: Linda Barghoorn

SERIES TITLE: Be a Document Detective

St. Catharines, ON: Crabtree Publishing, 2017

24 pages, full-colour, 8 1/2″ x 9 1/2″

IL: Ages 7-10 RL: Grades 2-3

Historians are like detectives, looking for clues in primary sources in order to better understand the past. Photographs show historians how things looked in the past. Readers take on the role of historical detectives as they examine photographs as primary sources and discover how they can be used to study the past.

THEMATIC LINKS: Photographs, Primary Sources, Historical Inquiry, Critical Thinking

FILED UNDER: History, Geography & Culture