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Teaching Primary Source: Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus (1897)

Primary Source: Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus (1897)

In 1897, Dr. Philip O’Hanlon in New York City was asked a question by his eight-year-old daughter, Virginia. It was a question that many parents have been asked over the years: does Santa Clause exist?

The Public Domain Review

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What does Santa Claus symbolize for people in different time periods?
STANDARDS:
RI.6 - Author's Purpose, RI.7 - Diverse Media, RI.8 - Evaluate Argument

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3,4
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