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6 C's of Primary Source Analysis

Connecting to common core standards for literacy in history

Anthony Mers

on 3 October 2012

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Transcript of 6 C's of Primary Source Analysis

Becoming a critical
consumer of information 6 C's of Primary Source Analysis What is the main idea?
-list important words, phrases, points, sentences
-Images...describe what you see Content: Who created this? When was it created? What type of source is it? Citation What is the author's point of view or bias?
Who is the intended audience?
Why was the source created?
What is the tone of the document/image?
citation + communication = bias Communication What is going on in the world, country, region, or locality when this was created?
What other sources (primary/secondary) might help provide answers to this question?
What else do we need to know to better understand the evidence in this source? Context How does this connect to what you already know? Connections What contributions does this make to our understanding of history?
How did you come to these conclusions?
How does this document help answer our essential question? Conclusions -Primary Source
-Secondary Source
-Historical Context
-Rhetorical Context Primary Source Analysis:
Key Terms Primary-
materials that have survived the past. Examples include: letters, photographs, buildings, articles of clothing
accounts of the past created by people writing about events after they happened. Interpretations of the historical record. Primary vs. Secondary Sources Facts-
indicates what happened, who was involved, and when it occurred
Explains how or why something happened Facts vs. Interpretations Perspective-
a point of view
a prejudice, an inclination or tendency of temperament or outlook.
an opinion about whether something is good/bad that influences a person or culture believes something should be dealt with
race, class, gender, age or locale influence bias Perspective vs. bias Historical-
What's going on in the world when the document was created? Historical vs. Rhetorical Context
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