The plans below are based on non-fiction literature:

Grades 3 – 4


Using the text, When Marian Sang

Understanding Historical Context

Using the text, Jackie Robinson, Strong Inside and Out

Understanding Historical Significance


Grades 5 – 6

Using the Text George vs. George

Multiple Perspectives on the Revolutionary War



Other sources of lesson plans using primary sources in the elementary classroom:

Library of Congress
National Archives
Tenement Museum
Smithsonian Institute