Primary Source Search and Evaluation for the

Industrial Revolution

Mrs. Fine’s World History Classes

 

Activity Goals and Description:

Many of you are still having difficulty understanding what a primary source is AND how to write a properly formatted annotated bibliography.  These are skills that you MUST know for your future academic success in both this class, and future ones in this high school and in college.  Therefore, this activity will test: (a) your understanding of primary sources, (b) ability to find primary sources on the Internet, (c) skill in citing the origins of the primary sources you find, (d) skill in evaluating the usefulness of primary sources, and (e) ability to analyze said primary source.  Students shall NOT use the same primary sources as other students; therefore, you should check with your neighbors to make sure the sources are different. This activity is worth 40 points and is due at the end of class.

 

Requirements:

  • Paragraph description of your search for a primary source (i.e. - what did you do to find one?)
  • Copy of your primary source
  • Proper bibliographic citation for your primary source
  • Completed evaluation sheet for your primary source web site
  • Completed analysis worksheet for your primary source

 

Aids:

Boyarsky, Karen. Bibliographic Citation Sheet. Handout from Mrs. Fine’s World History

Class, Fall 2004.

This sheet should help you format your bibliographic citation properly.

History Department, Beverly Hills High School.  Primary Historical Source Analysis

Sheet. Online at http://afine0.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/eslrquestionnaire.doc. Retrieved on November 8

, 2004.

This Word® document will be the answer sheet for your analysis of the primary source that you find.  You can save it in your network folder and type directly onto it, and then turn it in, or, you may print it out & write your answers on it.

Library, University of California, Berkeley. Library Research Using Primary Sources.

2004. Online at http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/PrimarySources.html. Retrieved on November 8, 2004.

This source gives a complete definition of what a primary source is.

Schrock, Kathleen. “Critical Evaluation of A Web Site – Secondary Level.” Kathy

Schrock's Guide for Educators. 1996-2004. Online at http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/pdf/schrockwebevalsec_locked.doc. Retrieved on November 8, 2004.

This source is a Word® document to be used for your evaluation sheet.  You may save it in your network folder and type directly onto it, and then turn it in, or, you may print it out & write your answers on it.

 

Due at the end of the period!!!  Remember – you can always email your completed work to Mrs. Fine at afine@bhusd.k12.ca.us.