House Records in Your Classroom

Primary Source Analysis

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Analyzing and understanding historical documents is a crucial component of social studies. Whether your students are examining the official records of the House found on Records Search or investigating other historical documents from American history, this worksheet helps guide students through their analysis and organize their thoughts. This primary source analysis graphic organizer can be used in any way you choose, including as a class exercise, student assessment, or homework assignment.

The downloadable PDF below includes a blank worksheet, teaching suggestions, helpful hints, and a completed example. This downloadable PDF can also be found alongside every document on Records Search in the “Teaching Tip” box.

Download a PDF of the Primary Source Analysis Worksheet and Guide