Thursday, February 11, 2016

Comparing secondary sources

So far this semester, we've read two different scholars writing about the native peoples of North America. What similarities or differences did you notice between the Richter reading (Facing East from Indian Country) and the Calloway reading ("New Worlds for All")?

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Primary Sources

We looked at three different primary sources in class today, and I'd like you to consider the following three questions in your comments.

How was examining the primary sources similar to or different from reading the textbook? 

What did you learn from the primary sources that you did not learn from the textbook? 

Why is it important for scholars to use different kinds of sources in their analysis? 

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