Primary Historical Source Analysis

 

Subject: ________________________†††††††††††††††††††† Student Name:___________________________

 

I.                   Document Identification

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  1. Type of document (check one)

_____Newspaper

_____Map

_____Advertisement

_____Letter

_____Telegram

_____Congressional Record

_____Patent

_____Press Release

_____Census Report

_____Memorandum

_____Report

_____Other (Specify)

 

  1. Date(s) of Document:___________________________________________________________

 

  1. Author (or Creator) of Document:_________________________________________________

 

  1. Backdrop or setting of the document:______________________________________________

 

  1. Intended Audience for the document:______________________________________________

 

II.                Document Analysis

 

  1. Identify 2-3 Main ideas

 

1._____________________________________________________________________________

 

2._____________________________________________________________________________

 

3._____________________________________________________________________________

 

  1. What do you think is the purpose of the document?___________________________________

 

  1. Does the author leave any unanswered questions? Please state.________________________________________________________________________

 

III.             Document Interpretation

 

  1. Identify a quote that shows the authorís intent or bias._________________________________________________________________________

 

  1. Who would disagree with the authorís point of view?__________________________________