Primary Source Questions for Mr. Freccia's class

  1. What type of document is it / what is the intended audience?
  2. Who wrote the document / when was it completed?
  3. Context of the document (what is the reason behind the bias?)
  4. Name three important points found in the document
  5. Name two things the document reveals about the particular time period
  6. What is the author ignoring/missing/leaving unanswered?

Document Analysis Worksheets from the National Archives

The following document analysis worksheets were designed and developed by the Education Staff of the National Archives and Records Administration. You may find these worksheets useful when introducing various documents.
  • Written Document Analysis Worksheet
  • Photo Analysis Worksheet
  • Cartoon Analysis Worksheet
  • Poster Analysis Worksheet
  • Map Analysis Worksheet
  • Artifact Analysis Worksheet
  • Motion Picture Analysis Worksheet
  • Sound Recording Analysis Worksheet