Memoirs are a sort of a primary source that can give us an eye-witness account, but they were written long after the events described. How should we rely on memory? What is useful to us in these accounts?
This Document-Based Query takes the learners through the voyages of one French soldier on the frontier, interacting with native people he calls 'savages'. The learner is challenged to analyze his memoir to see what he encountered and why people made the choices they did.
This activity can be accomplished either individually or in a small group of readers, as you see fit.