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Selecting Primary Sources, Part III: Thinking about Perspective

When students analyze primary sources, they might encounter a new idea that challenges their beliefs. They must weigh evidence from multiple sources and find information to explain incongruities. Once students have the skills to recognize that there is a point of view present in every textbook, news program, or advertisement, they will be more likely to seek out the other side—or sides—of the story.

The blog author, Sara Suiter, outlines several criteria to consider when selecting primary sources to allow students to compare and contrast points of view.

Learning Resource Details

Resource Type: 
Article
P-12 Grade Levels: 
Pre-K - 12th Grades
P-12 Topic Areas: 
Social Studies
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