TPS RU LESSON PLANS

Elementary Analysis Tools

These analysis tools were created by Jacki Lutzow, a nationally board-certified third-grade classroom teacher at Marsh Elementary School in Rockford, Illinois. Take a look at the ready-to-use analysis tools she developed for recordings, photos/film, maps and non-fiction text/newspapers.

Elementary-Level Analysis Tools ‌

TPS RU Consultant Lesson Plans

“The R.M.S. Titanic” ‌

5th-8th Grades
Subject: Social Studies and Language Arts
Submitted by: Pam Miner

“Oral History in the Classroom” ‌

High School
Subject: Social Studies
Submitted by: Nick Stange

“Inferences” ‌

3rd-5th Grades
Submitted by: Sue Nickel

Lesson Plans Submitted by Rockford University Students

“George Washington”
Photos
1st Grade
Subject: Social Studies
Submitted by: Dawn Seipts

“The Most Famous Invention”
Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades
Subject: Science/Technology/Social Studies
Analysis Tool: Paper Airplane
Submitted by: Huong Le

“Changes in Time as Seen Through Photographs”
Worksheet
Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grades
Subject: Social Studies/Language Arts
Analysis Tool: Photo Analysis Worksheet
Submitted by: Brittany Gorham

“Abraham Lincoln and Grace Bedell-Letter Writing” ‌
2nd Grade
Subject: Social Studies, Language Arts
Submitted by: Wendy Comstock

“Voting”
3rd Grade
Subject: Language Arts/Math/Social Science
Analysis Tool: Interview Worksheet
Submitted by: Lora Negrete

“Life on the Prairie Through the Eyes of a Pioneer Child” ‌
3rd and 4th Grades
Subject: Social Studies/History/Language Arts
Submitted by: Mary McDonald

“1900’s Immigrants”
Grades: 3-5th
Subject: Social Studies
Submitted by: Becky Robinson

“Why do we use quilts?”
4th Grade
Subject: Math/Art/Language Arts
Submitted by: Sarah Kaplan

“Comparing Native American Culture Across the United States”
4th and 5th Grades
Subject: U.S. History/Social Studies
Submitted by: Tanya Keenan

“Exploring Maps with Open Eyes”
4th, 5th and 6th Grades
Subject: Geography/Social Studies
Submitted by: Susan Uram

“Trading Cards: Past and Present”
4th, 5th and 6th Grades
Subject: Language Arts/Social Studies
Submitted by: Sarah Kaplan

“What are they thinking? Recognizing Feelings and Perspectives of Others.”
5th Grade
Subject: Other/Civics
Analysis Tool: Analyzing Photos and Prints Worksheet
Submitted by: Ashley Carlson, Betsy Dhom

“Six Native American Tribes”
Presentation slides
5th Grade
Subject: Social Studies
Submitted by: John Elbers II

“Saved by the Dog: Dogs in American History”
5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Grades
Subject: U.S. History
Submitted by: Mary McDonald

“London Bridge is Falling Down”
Grades: 7th
Subject: Mathematics
Submitted by: Rachel Scanlan

“Graphing Air Quality Data from Chinese Cities”
Grades: 7th, 8th, and 9th
Subject: Science/Math
Measurement Analysis
Submitted by: Ashley Carlson

“Olympics Changes from Past to Present”
6th to 8th Grade
Subject: Physical Education
Submitted by: Justin Bonne

“The Art of Historical Posters”
6th, 7th and 8th Grades
Subject: Language Arts, Communication Skills, U.S. History
Submitted by: April Graves

“Chicago Architecture Walking Tour”
9th and 10th Grade
Subject: Art/History
Analysis Tool: Analyzing Photos and Prints Worksheet
Submitted by: Ashley Carlson, Natalie Penix, Sarah Waldron

“Women War Workers”
PowerPoint ‌
11th Grade
Subject: U.S. History
Analysis Tool: Photo Analysis Worksheet
Submitted by: Rob Ullrich

“Interview with a Slave”
9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades
Subject: U.S. History
Submitted by: Kim Allen

“Radioactive Elements”
9th to 12th Grade
Subject: Chemistry/History
Submitted by: Kelsey Lovgren

“What can Brown do for you?”
PowerPoint ‌
9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades
Subject: U.S. History/Social Studies/Language Arts
Analysis Tool: Reading and Political Cartoon Analysis Worksheets
Submitted by: Manny Tang

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11 and 12th Grade
Subject: History
Submitted by: Peter Hackman

“Oral History: Keeping the Tradition Alive”
Grades: 11-12th
Subject: English
Submitted by: Amanda Plucker

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Teaching with Primary Sources Program at Rockford University
Howard Colman Library–Lower Level
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108

CONTACT US

Debra Dew
Program Director
ddew@rockford.edu

Michael Griffith
Assistant Director
mgriffith@rockford.edu

Nicole Morris
Program Associate
nmorris@rockford.edu

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