Primary Document Analysis Worksheet, history homework help

U.S. History Primary Document Analysis Worksheet

Historians analyze primary documents – original sources produced during an historical time period – to make sense of the past and to craft historical arguments.


Access the document analysis worksheet attached. It is adapted from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and is designed to guide your thinking about primary documents.

Choose ONE primary document to analyze from Chapters 15, 16, 17, OR 18 Foner’s Voices of Freedom Document Reader. Be sure to pick something of interest to you!

Use the NARA Written Document Analysis Worksheet to analyze this document. Complete all parts of the worksheet.

If you have the capability to type your answers directly into the worksheet then do so (it is a Word document). If not, type answers in a separate Word document (save as .doc or .docx. Please note that my computer will NOT read .pages documents).