Project #121932 - Primary Document Paper (history)

A “primary document” is a first-hand account of an historical event, person or period.  Written document forms may include letters, diaries, essays, newspaper articles, and books.  This kind of historical resource is “unfiltered” since has not been interpreted for us by a historian.  Reading primary documents can provide a unique insight into the historical past, permitting you to draw your own conclusions about the historical past. 

 

For this assignment each student is required to submit a paper that discusses and evaluates the significance of three (3) different primary documents. Only documents in American history dated AFTER 1865 may be used.

 

http://www.vlib.us/amdocs/

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/content.php?page=milestone

http://www.law.ou.edu/hist/

http://www.digitstory.uh.edu/

 

This assignment may be done in one of two ways.

 

1) Choose 3 documents that pertain to a topic, person or event in a single textbook chapter (any Chapter 17-29) and discuss them in relation to the primary subject of the chapter.

 

2) Choose 3 documents from DIFFERENT chapters or eras - that have similar themes, ideas or perspectives - and discuss the documents in relation to their similarities.  Race, gender, leadership, community, war, freedom, etc. might be identifiable themes. How to access the documents:

 

 

Paper Guidelines:

 

  1. Length: 3 pages (750 words)
  2. Double Spaced.
  3. All documents used must be cited in bibliographic form at end of paper.
  4. All quotes and paraphrases must be cited in the text.

        5.     Late papers will be penalized at the rate of a full letter grade for every 24 hours.

        6.     Papers must be submitted to the Turnitin folder that appears in the Assignments folder.

        7.     Papers may not to exceed 20% of quoted or paraphrased content as measured by Turnitin’s                            

                ORIGINALITY Report.

Subject History
Due By (Pacific Time) 04/17/2016 05:00 pm
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