Materials for upper elementary and middle school students focus on the American Voices exhibit. The Museum aims to encourage students to explore various authors and their writings, and determine what purpose or motivation each author had to write.
Optimized for Illinois 5th-7th grade standards
In partnership with the Great Books Foundation, we have created a range of activities for grades 6 and up that bring their Shared Inquiry™ method of learning together with the American Voices and My America exhibits. Whether you want to lead your students in discussion of an open-ended question, engage them in inquiry-based close reading, or help them develop their own connections and responses to an author’s work, you’ll find simple, flexible resources in our activity guides.
For Inquiry-Based Curriculum activities, please watch the orientation videos first.
Looking for more lesson plans for 6th-8th grade? Visit Exploring the Writing Process with Primary Source Materials for more.