In this activity, students analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source by comparing the information provided in each source on the topic of Maryland’s champions of freedom. This self-paced module is aligned to College and Career Ready Standards for Literacy in Social Studies/ History Frameworks.
This module contains several interactive features. Watch the Learn How to Use this Module tutorial to familiarize yourself with these features.
Please review the Accessibility page for all of your students.
- Grade band: 6-8
- Readability level: Lexile Level 1075
RH.6-8.9 – Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.
- Topic: Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman
- Completion Time: 10-20 minutes
- Vocabulary: Visit the Glossary page or click on words highlighted within the module for a narrated definition.
Student Resources for this Module
In this module, students are provided with links to external websites. The sites have been chosen for their content and grade-level appropriateness. Efforts are made to minimize linking to websites that contain advertisements or comments, but some of these websites may contain these features. Teachers should preview all websites before introducing the activities to students and adhere to their school system's policy for Internet use. In addition, multimedia on these externally linked sites may not be accessible to all users, such as those individuals requiring a screen reader or using a tablet. We recommend checking all links prior to assigning the module to a student.
Teacher Resources for this Module
For more information about analyzing primary and secondary sources, select analyzing primary and secondary sources from the following page: Prentice Hall: Social Studies Skills TutorOpens a new window
For additional practice in determining the relationship between a primary and secondary source: McGraw-Hill School Education Group: Compare Primary and Secondary SourcesOpens a new window
Using This Site
This lesson is built for use on classroom computers and tablets. If you have access to a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or an interactive whiteboard in your classroom, you may complete the lesson in your classroom. Otherwise, you will need to schedule time to use your school's computer lab. For technical specifications, see below.
Some activities on this site may include videos and narration, so you may want to have headphones available for students working at individual stations. For best results in viewing the videos and interactives, you should have a high-speed, stable Internet connection.
This site is an Internet-based activity, and it was built to run on the following computer operating systems and browsers:
- Windows 7 or Newer: IE 8, 9, 10, 11; Current version of Chrome; Current version of Firefox
- Mac OS 10.7 or Newer: Current version of Safari
- iPad2/iOS6 or Newer: Current version of Safari
- Android 4.0 or Newer: Current version of Android browser
- Chromebook: Current version of Chrome
Users running Internet Explorer 8 will not be able to use the highlighter tool. Instead, teachers should consider partnering students for a brief discussion.
Visit the Accessibility page for detailed information on the site's accessibility features.