American Memory & Me Birthday Project
Students learn about primary sources then analyze both secondary and primary sources to investigate historical events that happened on their birthdays, helping them to recognize that each person is part of and contributes to the ongoing American memory. After, students create news sheets that summarize key points of a seminal historical event or person in American history, celebrate their births, and describe the legacies they would like to imprint on the American memory.
Civics, English Language Arts, Social Studies
American memory, birthdays, citizenship, leadership, legacies, primary sources, U.S. history
Primary Source Nexus
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