The Primary Source Journal responses should be formated. If you have this same questions, this is the email announcement you have been waiting for, as this will help tremendously!
Q: Do we simply just answer the questions in order …like question 1), 2), 3), etc. A: Yes answer the questions, but it should be incorporated into a cogent, formal written response…either one robust paragraph, or small 3 paragraph essay with the following outline: 1) Introduction Paragraph: Describe the Historical Context of the primary source, including an explanation of the Author, Audience and Argument. -Author: That is, who is the Author and when did she / he live…why is she / he writing this primary source? -Audience: who is the Author writing to and why…why would people of that time be interested in this topic?
-Argument: what is the main idea they are trying to express and defend…do they support their argument with solid facts and claims. Who in the society at that time would object to the claim / argument? 2) Content Paragraph: Simply explain what the article was about. Answer the guiding questions within this section. If it is a narrative, explaining an historical event, then explain that story. If it is a persuasive expository text, then what claim / argument are they trying to prove? 3) Conclusion – Analysis & Historical Significance of the Primary Source: Explain why this primary source is important to the West / European History? How did it have a “ripple effect”? Analyze the primary source through the lens of the Global Studies…how and why is this important economically, politically, geographically, and culturally during that time and later in Western / European history? I hope this helps!