A primary source is a piece of first-hand evidence about an event, object, or person. Knowing how to analyze a historical primary source helps students learn new information about a topic and make connections to information they may already know. Studies Weekly Online has created a collection of Primary Source Analysis Tools to help students Observe, Reflect, and Question primary sources.
The Studies Weekly Online Primary Source Analysis Tools are universally applicable teaching and learning resources for all grades and subjects. Included in Studies Weekly Online Primary Source Analysis Tools are:
To access the PDF templates, from your Studies Weekly Online account:
- Click the Training and Resources tab.
- Click Resources.
- Find the Primary Source Analysis Tools section.
- Click a PDF to open it in a new tab. Each PDF is available in English and/or Spanish, has instructions, and has a section for student name and date.