Document Analysis Worksheet

Document Analysis Worksheet

The Civil War in Georgia
Document Analysis

1. TYPE OF DOCUMENT:

2. UNIQUE PHYSICAL QUALITIES OF THE DOCUMENT:

3. Date(s) of Documents : ______________________________________________________

4. Author or creator of the document: _____________________________________________

Position or Title: ____________________________________________________________

5. For what audience was the document written? ____________________________________

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6. Document Information (There are many possible ways to answer A – E)

A. List 3 things the author said that you think are important:

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B. Why do you think this document was written?:

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C. What evidence from the document helps you know why it was written? Quote it:

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D. List two things the document tells you about life in America at the time it was written.

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E. Write a question to the author that is left unanswered by the document.

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Adapted from National Archives Education Staff’s :”Written Document Analysis Worksheet”