Applying the SOAPS Method of Analyzing Historical Documents

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Young historians use the SOAPS (Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Subject) method of questioning to determine the historical value of primary source documents. The third in a series of five lessons that model for learners how historians use primary source documents to explain events.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Ask class members to consider how the same events my be seen from a non Anglo Texan perspective
Classroom Considerations
  • The lessons in the series are designed to be presented in order
Pros
  • All the documents in the five-lesson series are primary sources related to Mary Maverick
Cons
  • None
Common Core