Social Studies Appendix
Multiple Sources: Multiple Perspectives
Providing students with multiple sources for information and description of the same
event gives them an excellent opportunity to see how and event can be viewed in many
All students began the study by searching their textbook. Each student then examines
several supplemental sources related to letters, historical texts, and chronologies of
important events in history.
Give students the opportunity to build background knowledge for their study. Students
should be able to compare/contrast information and question how conflicting information
could be presented on the same event.
Sources Factual Information How Do the
Questions I Would
Ask the Authors
Adapted from Reading History by Janet Allen
Curriculum and Professional Development Division August 2010
K-12 Social Studies