Document Based Questions Resource Page

Analyzing a Photograph
Photo or Illustration Analysis Worksheet
This worksheet can be used to analyze any picture or photo.
MS Word Format (revised May 2003)
 

Photo Analysis Mini-Lesson

Guided Practice:Factory Children: This photo will be used as a whole class introduction to analyzing a photo.
Independent Practice: The History Place: Child Labor Photos This photo will be used by the class to practice in groups. Students can pick a photo or teacher can suggest one.

 

Extension Activity: Turn of the Century Child: This site has many photos that can be used for further photo analysis exploration.
 
Extension Activity: What Do You See?

 

Analyzing a Poster

Poster Analysis Worksheet
This worksheet can be used to analyze any poster.
Word Format (revised May 2003)
 
Analyzing a Poster (Broadside) Mini-Lesson:
 
Guided Practice: Railroad Poster from NARA. This poster will be used as a whole class introduction to analyzing a poster.
 
Independent Practice: Erie Canal Poster, p. 45 from Consider the Source: Historical Records on the Classroom by NY State Ed Department, State Archives and Records Administration
 
Civil War Poster from the NY State Ed Department, State Archives and Records Administration

Analyzing Text
Text Analysis Worksheet

MS Word Format

This worksheet can be used to analyze a variety of textual documents such as journal entries, letters, and other historical records other than posters or pictures.

Guided Practice: Civil War Letter from Union Nurse


 
Analyzing a Cartoon
Cartoon Analysis Worksheet
MS Word Format

Analyzing a Graphic  
Analyzing a Map, Chart, Graph or other Graphic Worksheet
MS Word Format

 
Analyzing Artifacts
Analyzing artifacts
MS Word Format

 
Primary Source Documents
 
 
 

Tools to Help Analyze Photos and other Primary Source Documents


 

last updated November 2003

this page was originally created as part of a collegial circle August 2001 and May 2003