Historical Source Analysis Sheet

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How can you teach high schoolers to evaluate their sources? A helpful, one-page learning exercise prompts young researchers to list the creators, arguments, and purpose of their sources as well as any questions they have about them.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have a stack of blank copies available for class members to note multiple sources during a research assignment
  • Project the worksheet onto the whiteboard and model the correct way to fill in each field
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners may need more space to fill in the information at the top of the page
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Easy to copy and distribute
  • Promotes thoughtful research and active reading
Cons
  • None