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HIST 1302: Serafine, Amelia: Analyzing Primary Source Documents: Home

5 Ws

Who: Who created the document?

What: What is the document about?

Where: Where was the document created? 

When: When was the document created?

Why: Why is the document of historical significance?

Head Start Photograph

https://dp.la/primary-source-sets/lyndon-johnson-s-great-society/sources/1556

Who created the document?

What (or who) is the document about?

When was the document created?

Where was the document created?

Why is this a significant historical document?

 

What information is missing?

Do you see any clues on the source page as to where you might next go to find the missing information?

LBJ Speech

https://dp.la/primary-source-sets/lyndon-johnson-s-great-society/sources/1551

Who created the document?

What (or who) is the document about?

When was the document created?

Where was the document created?

Why is this a significant historical document?

 

What information is missing?

Do you see any clues on the source page as to where you might next go to find the missing information?

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