Analyzing Primary Sources
Grade Levels: E, MS, S
The National Archives in Washington DC has established mini lessons on understanding and using primary sources. They have provided worksheets on line that show how to analyze documents, photographs, cartoons, posters, maps, artifacts, sound recordings and motion pictures. The list here will give you the links to these resources.
Supporting materials for using primary sources in the classroom
Introductory Exercise: Introduction to Documents
Document Analysis Worksheets
These worksheets guide students to analyze the following types of primary sources: