Primary Source document analysis skills are central to both state and Common Core standards and the foundation for all historical research. Developing these skills can be difficult, but this activity, the first in a series of document-based skillbuilders, will help your students to develop their research skills in an easy-to-follow, self-paced method. This first lesson focuses on the following research-oriented skills;
- Identifying unknown key words and phrases in a document.
- Researching author, location, and context to help.
- Making informed guesses regarding the purpose of a document.