Primary Source Investigation Project
Think of a topic you have found of interest. Introduce your chosen topic in an opening paragraph (American Revolution, slavery, women in early American history, Native Americans, aspects of the American Civil War. The possible list is endless). Then, locate three articles that address the subject you have chosen.
Discuss the three articles you selected one at a time. Start with the first one you choose- perhaps underline its title and year of publication, give a few paragraphs summary of the article and then a paragraph or two of your analysis of it. Is the article historically valuable? Is the article biased? Does the article help us in understanding the past? Perhaps or perhaps not. Then do that two more times for the other two articles. You should end up with about one typed page per article for approximately three pages total plus a cover page.