Evaluating Historical Sources Worksheet Use the four sources (two primary, two secondary)

Evaluating Historical Sources Worksheet

Use the four sources (two primary, two secondary) you located for this assessment to complete this worksheet. Your four sources should focus on one of two topics: facing economic change or engaging civil rights. For each source, first provide a formatted citation, as shown in the sample citation below. Double click into the citation box to type your citation. Then answer each question about that source. Respond to questions 3–8 in complete sentences.

Sample formatted citation:

DuBois, W. E. B. (1903). W. E. B. DuBois critiques Booker T. Washington. [Essay]. http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/40

DuBois, W. E. B. (1903). W. E. B. DuBois critiques Booker T. Washington. [Essay]. http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/40

Citation for Source 1:

What type of source is this (primary or secondary)?

When was it written?

Why was it written?

What is the main idea or takeaway?

Was the writer present at the time of the events he or she was writing about?

Does the writer seem neutral? Why/why not?

What are some of the key facts presented?

Explain why this source is credible.

Citation for Source 2:

What type of source is this (primary or secondary)?

When was it written?

Why was it written?

What is the main idea or takeaway?

Was the writer present at the time of the events he or she was writing about?

Does the writer seem neutral? Why/why not?

What are some of the key facts presented?

Explain why this source is credible.

Citation for Source 3:

What type of source is this (primary or secondary)?

When was it written?

Why was it written?

What is the main idea or takeaway?

Was the writer present at the time of the events he or she was writing about?

Does the writer seem neutral? Why/why not?

What are some of the key facts presented?

Explain why this source is credible.

Citation for Source #4:

What type of source is this (primary or secondary)?

When was it written?

Why was it written?

What is the main idea or takeaway?

Was the writer present at the time of the events he or she was writing about?

Does the writer seem neutral? Why/why not?

What are some of the key facts presented?

Explain why this source is credible.

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