This Primary Source Worksheet: Excerpt from Reagan's Speech "A Time for Choosing" worksheet also includes:
An excerpt from Ronald Reagan's October 27, 1964 speech in support of presidential nominee Barry Goldwater, "A Time for Choosing," is the text for primary source analysis activity. After reading the document, learners respond to seven questions based on the document.
- The activity assumes that class members have had experience analyzing primary source materials
- The activity also assumes that participants have a working knowledge of rhetorical appeals
- The packet provides learners with an opportunity to practice their skills reading and analyzing informational text
- A video of Reagan delivering the speech is available on YouTube
- The resource contains only the document and the document-based questions; no instruction on how to analyze documents is included