Grades 1 - 6. The use of primary sources in today's classroom represents a key shift in literary instruction and brings history alive for students. This book series is full of opportunities for inquiry-based learning as students explore primary source documents that provide eyewitness evidence of authentic events. The pages are filled with photos of actual people and events, posters that once hung on storefronts, paintings that interpret history, and ads or articles taken from newspaper in circulation in another era. Accompanying text lends content to the photos and is offered in three readability levels to allow for differentiation. A final page in each section presents questions and prompts, encouraging students to ask questions, look for answers, and make connections between the past and the present.