The C3 Framework by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) has placed an emphasis on elementary social studies teachers strengthening their students’ content-area literacy skills. One tool that can be paired with primary sources to accomplish this goal is wordless picture books. In this article, we discuss a one week project where a fourth grade teacher used primary sources and wordless picture books to explore the Fugitive Slave Act of the 19th century. This one week project culminated in groups creating their own historically-grounded wordless picture book. The steps and resources needed to implement this one week project are provided.
Wooten, Deborah; Clabough, Jeremiah; and Blackstock, Emily
"Elementary students socially construct their own historically-grounded wordless picture books,"
The Councilor: A National Journal of the Social Studies: Vol. 80:
2, Article 2.
Available at: https://thekeep.eiu.edu/the_councilor/vol80/iss2/2