1. Introduction of Park Ranger and a brief history of Springfield Armory.
2. A discussion about Primary and Secondary Sources.
3. Photo Analysis Activity
4. Debriefing and discussion about the photographs and what can be learned from Primary Sources
1. Define and provide examples of a Primary and Secondary Source
2. Analyze primary source photographs and draw conclusions.
History and Social Science Framework Overall Standard
6. Argue or explain conclusions, using valid reasoning and evidence. The strength of an argument or explanation lies in its logical development of ideas, acknowledgement of counterclaims, and use of reliable supporting evidence. Effective arguments and explanations often go beyond text alone to include well-chosen and relevant visual elements such as photographs, maps, and displays of quantitative data. Students’ ability to adapt a presentation to the task, purpose, and audience and their ability to respond to questions are important skills for civic participation.