Minnesota Historical Society

Primary Source Packet: Letters of the 19th Century

$ 20.00

Use primary sources in your classroom to analyze how letters can tell stories about the past and offer new perspectives about historical people and events.

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The Letters of the 19th Century Primary Source Packet familiarizes teachers and students with historical letters. The letters in the packet and the corresponding guiding questions provide an avenue for integrating letters, and the stories they tell, into history curriculum.

Kit Contents

  • Reproductions of 16 original letters in two forms - original and transcribed,
  • Letters are from children, mothers, soldiers, businessmen, politicians, sisters
  • Introduction for the teacher
  • Guiding questions for each letter

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