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Name: Zander Swatek Quarter: 2nd 1st block Teacher: Mr. Stupp Dear Teachers -- All Foundations students should do at least a portion of each of the source listed in red on the contents page. It is up to you how you approach each of those (individual work. Group work, as an entire class…) I do recommend you have the students try to do some analysis on their own. Foundations of the Modern World Digital Primary Source Portfolio You will use the following portfolio throughout your Foundations of the Modern World Course. Each individual teacher will decide what to use. IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING OR PLANNING TO TAKE PRE-AP MODERN WORLD or other AP HISTORY COURSES - see page 5 for further instruction. WHAT IS A PRIMARY SOURCE? Primary sources are sources that were created during the historical period that you are
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studying. Just about anything that existed or was created during that time period can count as a primary source — a speech, census records, a newspaper, a letter, a diary entry, a song, a painting, a photograph, a film, an article of clothing, a building, a landscape, etc. Primary sources are documents, objects, and other sources that provide us with a first-hand account of what life was like in the past. Analyzing Primary Sources There are numerous systems of analyzing primary sources. When you are reading a primary source you are not only examining the work for content but also assessing its potential bias and examining the context in which it was written. Below are some questions you should asK of every source as you are reading it. You should always be prepared to answer these questions if I ask you. STOAPPS S ubject - What is the Subject of the Source? T ype - What type of document is it? O utside Information - What other Outside information do you know that will help you to verify the validity of the document A udience- Who is the Audience of the Document P urpose - What is the purpose of the Document? P erspective - What is the Perspective of the author - their opinion on what they are writing about? S peaker - Who is the Speaker? Each of the areas in red above can help you to identify the possible Bias of the Document. How do you think each of these areas might reveal bias? Provide an example. Type A book Audience Anyone who reads the book
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Purpose To change the ideas Perspective Niccolo wants people to be a good leader Speaker Niccolo machiavelli How might relating what you read in the document to the outside information you already know help you to assess the validity of the document? I realized that our government uses the same thing. The SIX Cs of Primary Sources Another approach to analyzing primary sources is to use the 5 Cs of primary sources below (there is a lot of overlap with STOAPPS - you may find that you find one method more helpful than the other. Keep in mind AP Gov and US tend to use STOAPPS.
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