The U.S. News Map site is a great tool for searching through news articles on U.S. events up to 1922. This is also a great site for students to develop their skills of analyzing primary source documents. I would design a lesson for students using U.S. News Map by having students search for articles about a specific event. For instance, students can search for articles about the Women’s Suffrage Movement in the U.S. I would require students to find 3 articles and give them a series of scaffolded questions to answer for each article:
- When was the article written? Who wrote it? Where was it written?
- How is the event being written about?
- Summarize the article and give specific details.
After students find 3 articles and answer the subsequent questions, I would have students write a short answer essay about women’s suffrage that includes specific detail from the articles.