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Engage your students with history! Develop their powers of analysis and inquiry by guiding them to examine and study a historical source. Use these analysis sheets with any historical source to guide their exploration.
ATTACK the Source (Elementary)
Historical Source Analysis Sheet (Middle)
What can an estate inventory tell you about an individual?
SOL: USI.1, USI.5, VS.1, VS.4, VUS.1, VUS.3
What effect did Nat Turner's Rebellion have on how enslaved and free African Americans were treated in Virginia?
SOL: VS.7, VUS.6
On what grounds did Judith Hope ask for her freedom?
SOL: CE.7, USI.1, USI.8, USI.9, VS.7, VUS.1, VUS.6
How did Henry Box Brown escape from slavery?
SOL: USI.9, VS.7, VUS.6, VUS.7
Was Gilbert Hunt treated like a hero?
SOL: VS.1, VS.7
For what service during the American Revolution was James Lafayette awarded his freedom?
SOL: USI.1, USI.5, VS.1, VS.5
What was one of George Washington's first jobs?
SOL: USI.1, USI.6, VS.1, VS.6
What steps did the Meherrin Indians take to try to protect their land from encroaching colonists?
SOL: USI.1, USI.3, USI.4, VS.1, VS.2, VS.3, VUS.2, VUS.6
Were African Americans held as indentured servants in colonial Virginia?
SOL: USI.1, USI.5, VS.1, VS.3, VS.4, VUS.1, VUS.3
How did early maps of Virginia portray the colony?
SOL: 1.4, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6, K.4, K.5, VS.1, VS.2, VS.3