Teaching Students How to Read Primary Sources


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Which of the following is NOT a primary source?

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1. Why do students need a systematic approach to reading the Declaration of Independence?

2. What question should students ask to determine if a source is primary or secondary?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These study assessments will help you see what you understand about teaching students primary sources. For the quiz, you'll have to know examples of primary sources, a special approach to reading the Declaration of Independence and more.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these study materials to quiz your understanding of the following:

  • The way students can determine if a source is secondary or primary
  • The step which comes after considering a source to be primary
  • Final step when reviewing a primary source

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on teaching students primary sources
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the first and last steps of going over a primary source
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as a primary source and secondary source

Additional Learning

To learn more, we've made the lesson called Teaching Students How to Read Primary Sources. These areas of study will be taught:

  • The benefit of reading a primary source
  • Definition of a secondary source
  • Historical context of a primary source
  • Ways of analyzing a primary source document to get the most out of it
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