Primary source

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OK, so what is a primary source? It can be defined as anything created by someone involved in an event, about the event. For example, it could be a diary or a picture. These are the raw bits of history and we use them to understand the people and events under study. Here are resources to help you prepare for this assignment:

What Are Primary Sources?

Finding Primary Sources

How to Cite Primary Sources

How do I Analyze Primary Sources?

National Archives: Primary Source Analysis Worksheets

  • The National Archives has created analysis worksheets to help you work with primary sources. Copies of these worksheets are provided as attachments in the Primary Source Analysis assignment and also in Course Resources (under Content) The worksheets consist of a combination of checklists and short-answer questions that will help you focus on the most important elements of many different types of historical documents. You will need the worksheets to complete the Primary Source Analysis assignment,

Primary Source Analysis Instructions

Find two (2) primary sources (any type for which there is an analysis worksheet) on your chosen topic. There are a number of web sites such as those of the Library of Congress and the National Archives that contain digitized copies of primary sources that you may use. Please use copies of the primary source – not a transcription – you want to see it as it looked when created/used.

For each primary source you find, create a separate entry that includes all of the following information:

  • The type of primary source (e.g. written document, cartoon, photograph, and so on).
  • Complete the worksheet in detail.
  • Write a narrative analysis of the primary source, using the information you collected on the worksheet
  • Explain how the item pertains to your topic
  • Create a bibliographic entry (as you would include it in your bibliography) for the primary source – in Chicago Humanities style

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School: UT Austin

Hello. I am through with the paper, I passed it through grammarly to ensure that grammar is perfect and also turnitin for plagiarism. The paper is good now. However, you can contact me in case you want anything more. pleasure working with you. goodbye



Worksheet questions

Worksheet answers

Purpose of the source
What was the main author’s purpose

To show the use of education in

of writing this piece?


Main author’s arguments in this

Education and assimilation.


Education for Indian children

Examine the main argument in this
Fact and evidence

Educational programs.

What are facts and evidences in this

Role of schools to Indian kids.

Authors implication in real life

The authors augment show the role

What is does the authors argument

of school for a positive change in the

implies in real world?


The library of congress primary source on education through assimilation
This is a written document with some pictorial presentation that teachers use commonly
in presenting the assimilation the Indian people through education. The library of congress
primary source on education through assimilation is an outstanding source as it extensively gives
and explanation on the issue concerning the use education to do assimilation.1This source gives
an account on how assimilation was done ...

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