Using Primary Sources to Meet Common Core State Standards is designed to help students learn how to analyze, interpret, and evaluate primary sources. The activities in the book are aligned with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (ELA). Some of the ELA literacy skills covered are making inferences, summarizing text, citing evidence, and analyzing the connection between primary and secondary sources on the same topic. Topics covered include: The Charters of Freedom, The Civil War and The Great Depression. Mark Twain Media Publishing Company specializes in providing captivating, supplemental books and decorative resources to complement middle- and upper-grade classrooms. Designed by leading educators, the product line covers a range of subjects including mathematics, sciences, language arts, social studies, history, government, fine arts, and character. Mark Twain Media also provides innovative classroom solutions for bulletin boards and interactive whiteboards. Since 1977, Mark Twain Media has remained a reliable source for a wide variety of engaging classroom resources.